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A Church that Puts Love at the Very Center of Our Life Together

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.

Bringing Our Values to Life

March 10 @ 10:30 am-11:30 am

Rev. Peter Connolly preaching

Today, we'll look at the many ways we at UU Middleboro embody the values we claim and look, too, at ways we can more fully grow into the values captured in our Seven Principles.  Special music will be provided throughout the service by Erik Lindgren on piano. Ed Priest (guitar and vocal) will share a musical offering.

Plymouth County is currently in the LOW (green) risk level for Covid.
Masks are optional, but always acceptable and welcome.
Anyone experiencing virus symptoms or with known exposure is asked to worship with us online and refrain from other building use.

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Welcome

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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A Note from the Minister

My friends in South Central Kentucky have been posting pictures of flowers, crocuses and daffodils, on their social media pages for weeks now.  Here in southeastern Massachusetts, we’ve been watching the snow melt ever so slowly over that same period of time.  Now February has come to an end, and March holds the promise of Spring, a real Spring “with flowers and everything” as the youngest among us might say.      By the end of the month, Spring will have made real progress.  There will be more light in the day each and every day, earlier sunrises and later sunsets.  We will be encouraged to look

Music Musings in March

On April 6, we have a unique opportunity to hear a world-class jazz concert right in our church! Our former music director, Jeannie Gagné, will be joined by Stan Strickland, Bruce Gertz, and Alberto Netto, all globe-trotting Berklee jazz artists. Anticipating our jazz concert, I’ve been thinking about Leonard Bernstein’s lectures to young people about music. He debunks the idea of “Classical Music” as static, long-haired, boring, or (worst yet) DEAD. He defines Classical Music as composed European music from about 1750 to 1820. Before that, historically, were Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music. After Classical were the Romantic, 20th and 21st century periods.

Religious Exploration in March

Please consider joining us for one of our RE classes.  We have a nursery with two babysitters each week for young children and infants as well as a Religious Exploration class for children.  We are a small but mighty group and welcome all newcomers.  If your children are older, we have a youth group bi-monthly on Sunday evenings.  All our children this year are “Building Bears of Wholeness” and collecting badges that support our values.  There are always new bears for newcomers no matter the age or how long they join us!

Social Justice in March

Our team has been researching how our congregation can maximize its impact on the critical 2024 elections. We’ve reviewed non-profit organizations that can help us increase both voter turnout and knowledge of the issues voters need to know when casting their votes. And on the first Sunday in April (4/7), we will present opportunities that we believe can offer all of us effective ways to become engaged and have a significant impact on our democracy at local, state and federal levels. 

Cash in the Plate for March

Our congregation’s March Cash in the Plate (CIP) will be donated to Brockton based Health Imperatives that has as its mission “to improve the health and well-being of low-income, vulnerable people in Southeastern Massachusetts.”  Because March includes a fifth Sunday this year, the proceeds of the CIP that day (3/31) will be given to the Mashpee based Native Land Conservancy, a Native led land conservancy that is working to purchase additional land to expand the conservancy.

The Elsie Gaudette Award

The Elsie Gaudette Award can be given this spring (the third Sunday in June) to a person who exemplifies the service and dedication to this church that Elsie did for many years. The Elsie Gaudette Award Committee will be meeting to review the nominations. 

Annual Pledge Drive Coming Soon!

About 85% of the church’s operating budget is generously provided by congregation members through their annual pledges. Each year we hold a pledge drive to raise the money needed for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. The Parish Committee, with input from the Finance Team, is in the process of drafting a budget for the fiscal year to help us determine this year’s pledge goal.