Rev. Daniel Gregoire

Rev. Daniel is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton UUSGU. He was called to serve USGUU in June 2016. Rev. Daniel is excited to spread the unique message of Unitarian Universalism, a transformative encounter with the Holy through Love and Service to all.  He sees UUSGU as a vital, spiritual home for people throughout the bucolic Blackstone River Valley area of central Massachusetts. His warm and engaging, spiritual presence, embraces all people no matter what race, culture, sexual orientation or ability and it matches the welcoming and engaging culture of UUSGU.

Rev. Daniel is guided by the Seven UU Principles and the timeless UU teaching that “Love is the doctrine of this church, the quest for truth is its sacrament and service is its prayer…” Rev. Daniel believes that we are always connected to the Divine, however we choose to define it, and that connection restores us and makes great things possible. He offers hope and courage to face life’s challenges and celebrates the everyday triumphs of the human spirit. He offers practical pastoral care that draws on the notion that we are not alone in our joys or in our sorrows.

Rev. Daniel is a graduate of the celebrated Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He has served congregations in New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Rev. Daniel lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. He is  “on fire” for Unitarian Universalism and also enjoys Victorian architecture, Haitian cuisine, Walt Whitman, Early western music, mindfulness meditation and Ritual Studies.

Minister's Welcome

Welcome. Thanks for visiting our website we are a dynamic and historic congregation nestled in the Blackstone River Valley of Massachusetts. We welcome all people to our worship and we support each other on our journeys of spiritual growth.

Pastoral Care


Pastoral care involves working closely with an individual, family, or special group of the church community to support them in securing their wellbeing and meeting their spiritual needs.

The foundation of pastoral care is spiritually centered care giving. 

If you would like to learn more about pastoral care, please contact Rev. Daniel Gregoire.

"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
And on the 7th Day She Rested
To Honor Imperfection
Reconstituting the World
"Take Care of Yourself and Each Other"
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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