Harvard Divinity Student, David Ruffin, returns to our pulpit on Sunday, April 27, 2014 (service begins at 10 am). His sermon is “Praise in Advance.” He sends us this message.  ”One of the most foundational spiritual responses to being alive is to praise, yet we can easily get stuck pondering to whence our praise is directed. Together we’ll explore the power in the practice of praising the holy mystery anyway, and discovering a truth of the heart we can’t work out with our heads in advance.  ….. Can’t wait to be back in Gloucester!”


The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is seeking proposals for tenants for its ground floor space for a Monday through Friday use.  More than 4500 square feet, or parts thereof are available.   Nursery  schools, artists spaces, social service agencies or other compatible uses are potential lessees.  Four accessible bathrooms, accessible entrances.  Two to three year lease at competitive rates.   Interested parties please call Karen Rembert at 978/283-3410 to set up an appointment to view the space, before the end of April.   


Purchase tickets for this concert here   http://gimmelive.tv/Nines.cfm

ComeTogether Concert

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. Rankin 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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April Music & Meditation

Music and Meditation in the Meetinghouse for April 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm will feature Dr. Neil Williams as meditation leader; Jane Shapiro and Bonnie Barish will provide the music.  Click here to read more about this program.   April 27 Music & Meditation (13)

April 2014 Newsletter

  • Filling our Pulpit in April – Including Maundy Thursday Service
  • Middle Street Green Space Spruce-Up
  • Spotlight on:  Minister’s Discretionary Funds
  • Spring 2014 Highlights at our Church
  • Fresh Take on the Beatles (Concert)
  • Why Have a Will?

and MORE!    Read the April newsletter here  April 2014 Newsletter (79)