We are a welcoming community of spirit & service.

 

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We combine Christian traditions & services with the principles and core values of the Unitarian Universalist faith.

We are a congregation not bound by a specific creed or dogma yet subject to the guidance of the Spirit and the teachings of Jesus as a spiritual example.

We respect and explore many other spiritual traditions.

We are people joined as a community to encourage each person's spiritual growth and search for meaning and truth.

 

What we are:

Strawberry FestivalWe are an independent self-governing congregation, with a history dating back to 1653 when we gathered as a Puritan congregation and were the first church established Central Massachusetts .

We demonstrate our beliefs through worship, religious education, fellowship and loving service to each other and the world.

We respect these basic principles :

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity & compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another & encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • Providing a free & responsible search for truth & 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 & justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
  • We follow the teachings of Jesus Christ as a profound spiritual guide
  • We believe in the importance of good works, not just good words
  • Enriching our spiritual practice with other religious and spiritual traditions
  • We believe that we all enter this world with original grace
  • We ask that all people are accepted as you are

 

What we do:

Horseshed Fair FriendsWe provide Sunday services and a shared ministry

We provide a sense of community, friendship & family

We provide support to local & national efforts to improve the lives of those in need

We provide service in order to make the world a better place for all

We provide programs and services for the exploration and growth of the spirit

We provide a Sunday school to teach children about all faiths and the worth of the individual