Welcome

We come together from diverse traditions as a welcoming, religious community with shared values, seeking spiritual growth, lifelong religious education, and fellowship. We strive to promote justice, acceptance, and compassion in the world.

Please watch this short video (click on the image to the left) and listen to some of our members talking about our congregation.

Join us at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, at the:

Ahavath Sholom Synagogue,
North Street, Great Barrington, MA
(off Rt 7, on North Street beyond Bike and Board)

Map and Directions>  

Noteworthy:

UUMSB Walk Schedule for 2014 is now available

This is our eight season.  Monthly nature walks that celebrate the wild places of the Berkshire / Taconic landscape  –  from April through November.  Follow this link to the schedule page.

PLEASE NOTE:  The 4/20 UUMSB Walk to Bartholomew's Cobble has been postponed one week to Sunday 4/27 to give those ephemerals a chance to wake up.

 

UU Service Committee video:  thank you for your support of human rights

Here is an inspiring video from the UU Service Committee highlighting the work of UU members in support of human rights around the world (click on the image to the right).

Please visit the UUSC web site at  www.uusc.org.  If you have any questions about the social justice work of UUSC you may ask UUMSB/UUSC members Tommie Hutto-Blake, Al Blake or Bill Young for more information on how you can best support UUSC activities.

Both of Jan Hutchinson's poetry books are available!

Jan's new book is Raggedy Prayers and Crooked Ladders, and its price is $14.  Follow this link for a preview.  The second edition of Jan's 2008 book, Poems of Prayer and Heresy, is now in print.  Follow this link for a preview.  The price of this book is $12. These books would make wonderful gifts for family and friends.  They are available after our services and also at Yellow House Books, 252 Main St., Great Barrington.  All proceeds will go to our congregation.

Upcoming worship services:

March 30  –  "Are you a UU-Buddhist? UU-Christian? UU-Humanist? UU-Pagan? UU (no hyphen needed)?  —  Forming religious identity in a pluralist faith"  –  Michaela Romano-Meade  –  Michaela is studying to be a Unitarian Universalist minister at Andover Newton Theological School, and she is a proud member of UUMSB. Before her life turned toward ministry Michaela received a BFA in Musical Theater, worked at the SF SPCA veterinary hospital, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa.  –  Music:  Hilda Banks Shapiro, piano.  Share the Plate with VIM (Volunteers in Medicine).

April 6  –  "Wonder"  –  Rev. Carol Allman-Morton  –  What helps us hold on to wonder?  Today we share in stories that surprise and maybe leave us with a little bit of awe.  –  Music:  Lisa Maras, piano.

April 13  –  "Social Justice Sunday: Deeds not Creeds"  – Tommie Hutto-Blake  –  A lay service led by the members of the UUMSB social justice steering team.  –  Music:  Lisa Maras, piano.

April 20  –  "Transformation"  –  Rev. Carol Allman-Morton  –  This week is rich with celebrations of life and justice including Easter, Earth Day, and Passover. Today we will honor these traditions and our Earth home.  –  Music: Cardi Montano and Lee Dixon.

April 27  –  "Doing, Being, or Both:  Dancing on the tightrope between striving and allowing"  –  Pam Kristan  –  Pam Kristan is the author of Awakening in Time: Practical Time Management for Those on a Spiritual Path. She leads retreats and seminars on this subject in NYC and at Rowe Conference Center. She is also a keyboard musician and lives in Jamaica Plain, Boston.  –  Music:  Lisa Maras, piano.

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