Unitarian Universalist Society of Gardner, MA


Meditation Group

Mindfulness Meditation
Every Wednesday at
6PM - All Welcome!


Upcoming Events

Free Community Supper - 4th Tuesday of every month - 5:30-6:30pm - meal includes an entrée, salad, beverage & dessert.

This Month's meal will be on Tuesday, November 24th.

Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - Monday, November 23rd, 7:00 pm - 7th Day Adventist Church, 100 Colony Rd, Westminster, MA 01473 - All members of the community are invtied to worship and give thanks together as area churches celebrate this Thanksgiving season.  Our community offertory will be food or monetary donations to the the Gardner Community Action Committee (CAC).


Opportunities for worship...

November 1- "All the Departed Souls" - Rev. John - In this service we will honor all of those who have died and continue to be an enduring blessing.  Rev. John will speak to us about After death Communication (ADC).

November 8 - "Faith is Fun" - Chris & Julie Pera - Religion isn't all serious.  Share a few laughs as we explore ways to enjoy our community.
November 15 - "Awesome" - Vicki Heidorn - How does language help our experience of wonder and love?
November 22 - Thanksgiving Bread Communion - Rev. John - For this annual intergenerational service, you are invited to bring bread to share.  The bread may come from your family history or culture.  Rev. John will bless the bread to be shared in community.

November 29 - "A Lectionary Service" - Rev. John - During his time at seminary, Rev. John and other seminarians were trained in how to preach from the Lectionary.  The Lectionary is a liturgical calendar that contains four scripture readings for each day of the year.  Two are from Hebrew Scripture and two are from Christian Scripture.  The readings for this Sunday are for the First Sunday of Advent.

Chapel & Hall Rental
For More Information

Our beautiful sanctuary and other meeting spaces are available to our members and for non-member rental. Special pricing is available for wedding ceremonies and memorial services.

For more information and availability please contact the church office at 
(978) 632-0222

Church Phone:
(978) 632-0222

Main Email:
How to contact us

Mailing Address:
66 Elm Street
PO Box 637
Gardner, MA 01440

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • rainbow_chalice.jpgThe inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.




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