Church email address:   info@gloucesteruu.org

Join us on Sunday, October 4, 2015 for a Welcome Sunday and Neighborhood Potluck Party.  Melissa Cox is our guest speaker; she will welcome Rev. Parsons to the neighborhood.

Please join us for a special church service to welcome our new minister, Rev. Janet Parsons, to Gloucester. The 10 a.m. service will be followed by a neighborhood potluck at approximately 11:15 on the lawn in front of the church (or downstairs in the vestry in case of rain). If you have other commitments at 10 a.m., feel free to come by just for the party. Let’s celebrate the ties that make Gloucester a great community.
Who’s invited? Neighbors, current and past members, prospective members, friends of the church, and all past recipients of the Gloucester Citizenship Awards (formerly the Community Recognition Awards).
Religious Education classes at 10 am; child care is provided for infants up to 4 years old.


Click here for the flyer:  Open House (14)                         Two-day Religious Education Open House Scheduled  An open house has been scheduled for Saturday, October 3, (10-12) and Sunday, October 4, (1-3).  Families and friends are invited to attend.  Rose Sheehan, Director of Religious Education, will be on hand to discuss our programs.  For details about our plans for Religious Education this year, please click on the Welcome Visitors tab and then Religious Education.


The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is located at the corner of Middle & Church Streets. Our mailing address is 10 Church Street, Gloucester MA 01930.  You can reach us by calling (978) 283-3410.  Rev. Parsons is available on Wednesday and Thursday; please call the office to make an appointment.

How to Locate Recent Sermons:  Click on the Welcome Visitors Tab, then Music & Liturgy to Selected Sermons.

Welcome to Gloucester’s oldest church building (1806), the home of America’s first Universalist Society founded by Rev. John Murray in 1779. We are located in the heart of Gloucester’s Historic District at the corner of Middle and Church Streets. Our lantern steeple has guided generations of mariners into port as our founders fought for the early abolition of slavery,  for women’s rights and separation of church and state as a cornerstone of our democracy. Today, more than 200 years later, our lighted steeple remains a focal point in Gloucester’s skyline.

We are a welcoming congregation, working in the present day for equality of all persons in the certain knowledge  of God’s universal love.

The church façade and steeple appear in works by  renowned artists, including Fitz Henry Lane and Childe Hassam, that hang in many museums and private collections.  The steeple bell was cast by Paul Revere Sons in 1806.

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October 2015 Newsletter

Janet’s Reflections – October Pulpit Schedule – Halloween Event – Toward Improved Functioning …. and more!    Read it here October 2015 Newsletter (13)

September 2015 Newsletter

We’re beginning a new year with a new minister and some new programs.  Monthly newsletters are returning with this September issue.  It’s jam packed with ideas, pictures, updates, etc. — please take some time and read it (you can do it in “batches” if you want) so that you don’t miss out on anything.

  • Reflections from Janet
  • Filling our Pulpit in September
  • Ingathering – Water Communion
  • Music & Meditation in the Meetinghouse
  • Choir Notes
  • Grants & Fundraising Team
  • Brad’s Bash
  • Destination: Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation (GMF) Update
  • Member News
  • TownGreen 2025
  • Path to Membership
  • R.E.marks from Rose
  • Our Steeple: According to Hopper
  • Ward 2 Community Meeting Follow-up
  • New Discussion Group Forming
  • It’s Never Too Late
  • Memories and Celebrations

Whew!      Read it here September 2015 News (91)