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Our mission: To create and sustain a welcoming and caring community that embodies our UU principles, inspires spiritual growth without dogma or creed, and promotes and serves racial and social justice.

Remembering the Earth and Ourselves as Sacred

April 21 @ 10:30 am-11:30 am

Led by the Local Chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans

It has now been fifty-four years since the first Earth Day celebration.  We have mounted campaigns, crafted slogans, held a yearly COP in far away places, seen protests and marches, made promises and resolutions. The scientists have warned us of the outcome of continuing on our present trajectory, and sadly nothing seems to have made much of an impact.  From this pulpit we have considered the Earth as our Mother, our home and our beloved Anam Cara…

This year we will explore a different idea.  Many people now believe that the root cause of our current crisis is not physical or moral or existential but rather, it is spiritual.  Quite simply, we have forgotten our true nature, our place here, our original instructions. We have forgotten that the Earth is sacred… and so are we.  Today we will explore this concept further and see if we can begin to re-member who we are, why we are here and what is ours to do. Special music will be provided by an ensemble from the Chalice Choir.

Plymouth County is currently in the LOW (green) risk level for Covid.
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If you are looking for a spiritual home, come in and experience our open minds, open hearts, and open doors. For over 125 years, the First Unitarian Universalist Society has been serving individuals and families in Middleboro and surrounding towns with great music, meaningful and thought-provoking sermons, and opportunities to give back. We are committed to spiritual growth and lifelong learning with religious exploration that promotes creativity, integrity, and compassion.  We work together to build a world that is more loving and more just for all people.

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Read your Favorite Sermons

Did you know that many of Rev. Peter’s sermons are available to download and read? If you go to our Sermon Videos page, you’ll see “Download sermon text” in some of the descriptions. Or click “Read more” for a complete list.

A Note from the Minister

Expressing Thanks      We have much to be grateful for at UU Middleboro, from Sunday services that engage the mind and heart to coffee hour times for socializing, to those who care for the Memorial Garden, those who make sure the building remains in good repair, those who rehearse on Tuesday evenings to be able to be in good voice for singing in the choir on Sundays.

April Music Musings

In 2011 our church music community started something called “Caring Choir,” designed to bring the uplifting gift of music to members and friends who are homebound. A Caring Choir is made up of singers from any of our choirs – Chalice, Ensemble, Alumni, Family, and Song Circle. A Caring Choir may range in size from a few singers to a larger group, depending on the individual request and how large a space is available. We bring familiar and comforting music from our two hymnals: Singing the Living Tradition and Singing the Journey. Sometimes we can accommodate additional requests. Christmas Carols can be worked into a lovely program, as well as songs from the folk-music resource Rise Up Singing.

Religious Exploration in April

A Note from the DREPlease consider joining us for one of our RE classes.  All our children this year are “Building Bears of Wholeness” and collecting badges that support our values.  Our goals for our children are to have time for faith, fellowship, food and fun; and we work hard to provide this!  There are always new bears for newcomers no matter the age or how long they join us.  We have a nursery with two babysitters each week for young children and infants as well as a Religious Exploration class for children.  Enrollment is ongoing and can be completed

Social Justice in April

This is an update about our on-going monitoring of the Haitian refugee situation here in town: The refugees continue to be housed at the Quality Inn, and the state is committed to covering the cost of both housing and food through June 30. All school-aged children are attending Middleboro schools; and last we knew, the town is offering at least some “English as a second language” training at the town hall. We are attending monthly UU Mass Action Immigrant Justice Team meetings. Several Massachusetts UU congregations are now providing temporary housing to immigrants (the state has contracted with the Brazilian Worker Center to manage those logistics for all refugees) as is the UUA, which has converted 2 floors of its Boston building into housing for refugees.

April Cash in the Plate

The Cash in the Plate for the month of April will be divided evenly among  three “get out the vote” organizations:  Movement Voter Project, The Workers Circle, and Working America.

Circle of Music Week at Ferry Beach

Come to Ferry Beach Conference Center August 11-17 for a fabulous week of musical learning and sharing at the beach in beautiful Saco, Maine! This year we welcome as our guest artists Debra Cowan and Atwater-Donnelly, the duo of Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly.  See the attached flyer for more information