Online Programming is Here!

Recently, we moved much of our programming for children and families online.  Click here for more info!

 

 

This Day in UU History…

  • This Day in Unitarian Universalist History August 2
    by Frank Schulman on August 2, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    1876 – The pioneering religious educator Sophia Lyon Fahs was born in Hangchow, China, the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries. She received an M.A. degree from Columbia Teacher’s College in 1904 and a B.D. degree from Union Theological Seminary in 1926. Fahs edited curriculum materials for the American Unitarian Association and devised the innovative New Beacon Series. She was ordained to the Unitarian ministry at the age of 82, and preached her own ordination sermon. Read more about Sophia Lyon Fahs at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.The post August 2 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.

 

 

 

 

  • Summer 2021 @ UUSGS

    “We hope you find this congregation to be a place that helps you 
to find and keep your balance.” We’re trying something a bit different this year, given the year we all just had.  We’re giving some of our folks – especially our leadership – some time off in July…...

  • CLOWN-ing Around… with the UUSGS Kids’ Choir!

    Love is invincible! And joy is resilience! UUSGS is a hub for all-ages community arts year-round… even in a pandemic!  We’re proud to present CLOWNS, a movie-musical that was rehearsed (on Zoom!) and filmed (safely!) from February through May 2021.  We’re pretty proud of it, not only for the creativity...

  • Homecoming – June 20th!!

    After a long time away, we’re ready to welcome you – and one another – back to our campus on Porter Lake Drive! UUSGS moved all of its programming online in March 2020 and closed our building and grounds to in-person activities.  It’s been a year full of new discoveries...

  • Toward Gathering In-Person Again…

    Rock on.     It would be incorrect to say we are “re-opening.”  The truth is: while our physical doors were indeed shuttered in the name of public health, our community was never closed.  Far from it. The past 15 months have tested our creativity and our resolve.  We’ve been...

  • Fire It Up! – Ritual & Spring Donation Drive

    Spring is a season of new beginnings, a time of letting go and making room for new growth. Here at UUSGS, we often celebrate ‘letting go’ with the help of an ancient & elemental symbol: fire.  In the past, when gathering together in our sanctuary, we have come forward and...

  • Don’t Give Up… It’s Lent!

    “Wait a minute… do UU’s celebrate Lent?” Not always. And not everyone. But we can… “Isn’t Lent about giving stuff up? That doesn’t sound so great…” Lent isn’t just about sacrifice. Lent is about practice – that is, practicing the attributes of a faithful life. Lent is also a time...

  • “With U” Shirts! Get Them Here…

    Wear you heart on your sleeve(s)!! Ours is a spiritual practice of solidarity.  Of unconditional welcome.  Of radical hospitality.  Of collective liberation.  Of impact. Ours is a message of hope.  Of love.  Of transformation.  Of justice.                            ...

  • A Ministry of Generosity…

    Last year, UUSGS gave away approximately $20,000 through our weekly Offering plate collection.  While there were calls to keep more of it for ourselves this year – understandable given a pandemic, economic uncertainty, and so on – we did the opposite: we gave away 100% of the “plate.” The result?...

  • Sundays move online during closure…

    Dear friends… By now, hopefully you have seen the notice that went out from UUSGS on Thursday. (https://www.uuspringfield.org/important-update-coronavirus-preparedness/). Hopefully, you are also making adjustments to your normal routines to keep yourselves, your loved ones, and your neighbors safe and healthy.  I loved what I read recently that described the actions...

  • Drawing the Circle Wide… with Help from C & H Architects

    The Chalice Lighter Leadership Team is excited to introduce you to C&H Architects, an important new partner in our “Drawing the Circle Wide” capital campaign. As you can imagine, finding the right architecture firm to help us align our physical space with our congregation’s core values was a critical step...