About UUSGU

Those who are new to UUSGU and to Unitarian Universalism can explore life’s questions without any sort of creedal test. We believe the true measure of a religious tradition is shown best by deeds, not creeds, trusting the work of our hearts and hands above any ancient words that may not have meaning in our lives today.

At UUSGU we keep an open mind to the spiritual questions people have asked for centuries. We seek religious truths through personal experience, conscience, and reason. Trusting that revelation is not sealed, we do not look to any one source, or book, or person for religious authority. Rather, we trust in the individual search for truth and meaning, found and tested in the bonds of community, just as many famous Unitarian Universalists have done through the ages.

We agree that some beliefs are good for us and our world, while others are not so healthy. We regard the highest values to be integrity, justice, truth, peace, tolerance, compassion and service. Advancing these ideals has always been a major purpose of our congregation and our great faith.

UUSGU History

Our church was established in 1731. Originally, the meetinghouse stood in the center of the town common. One hundred years after its founding, the church was split along the liberal-orthodox line. The liberal wing took the name Unitarian and built their church at its present location. The orthodox wing took the name Congregational.

During the Civil War, while the minister was serving with the Massachusetts Regiment, the church burned down. The current building was rebuilt and dedicated in 1864. Within the past 40 years, the Unitarian Society of Upton and the Unitarian Society of Grafton were merged. Both churches have weathered the progress and unrest inherent in a vital and changing society, and both have contributed greatly to the religious life of their respective communities. Today we are a growing, active family-oriented church welcoming many members from neighboring towns including Westborough, Millbury, Worcester, and Shrewsbury. All have joined to continue our common journey.

At UUSGU an important means of communication is our monthly newsletter, The Voices, which can be requested here and received by email. In addition, members can read about current Unitarian Universalist issues and ideas within the greater Association of UU members by browsing the UU Worldmagazine, available to church members by mail and online. And, of course, we appreciate being “liked” on facebook.

UUSGU offers something for everyone. We are all vital and necessary members who encompass and embrace many social and religious perspectives. We enjoy small group spiritual discussions, church outings, book discussions, potluck suppers, family nights, holiday celebrations, and educational seminars which keep our church an active, special part of our daily lives. Your calendar could become quite full with all the enriching and rewarding offerings for your mind, body and spirit. Visit anytime or read this site for more information.

 
"Count Every Blessing"- A Thanksgiving Service
The Joys and Challenges of Forgetting
A Body That Remembers- Honoring Veteran's Day
The Magnitude and Bond
Fading to the West- A Day of the Dead Inspired Service
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Longing for Unity at the Heart of Islam
Longing for Peace
Fragile Dwellings - Honoring the Spirit of Jewish High Holiday with Rev. Daniel Gregoire
We "Inter-Are"
At Home - In These Uncharted Waters - A Water Communion
Everything is Miracle
On Miracles
We Are All in This Together
It Isn't Always Easy Being the Love
The Philosophy of Hope and Despair
Be Ye Makers of Mischief
Getting Into Good Trouble
Sunday Morning Worship- General Assembly
A Stream of Events
Of Healing Properties- A Flower Communion
Soaring Beyond Sight
Honoring as A Lovely Gift
Categories of the Living
Namaste
And on the 7th Day She Rested
To Honor Imperfection
Reconstituting the World
"Take Care of Yourself and Each Other"
"Mary!"
Likeness Unto God, Part 2
Likeness Unto God
The Time They Are A-Changin
The More We Have, Part 2.
What is Race?
"The Freedom to Fall Short, or, Why Aren’t You Perfect Yet?”
Discovering Human Kind
Rest in Peace- A Jazz Funeral for 2019
“Why Are You Speaking About the War, Dr. King?”
Candlelight Christmas Eve
New Member Sunday
Grafton Celebrates the Holidays
Kids Improv Workshop Grades 6-12
Kids Improv Workshop Grades 1-5
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