NEW church email address:   info@gloucesteruu.org

Our Interim Minister, Rev. Jenny Rankin, is preaching on Sunday February 1, 2015.   


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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January 2015 Newsletter

What’s New?

  • The Moment of Magic
  • Filling Our Pulpit in January
  • Nourishing Our Spirits in the New Year
  • Winter Concerts
  • Annual Meeting; Conversations with the Congregation; Our Goals Met ?
  • Gloucester Citizenship Awards
  • and more!

Read the news here January 2015 Newsletter (93)

December 2014 News

There is an abundance of news for the month of December.  Please glance at the entire newsletter now, and when you have more time read the articles of interest to you.  Because there is so much information, the newsletter had to be split into two parts:  December 2014 (1-8)  and December 2014 (9-16)

  • DECEMBER:  Christmas Eve, December Services, Solstice Concert, Christmas Fair, Welcome Yule Event, Middle Street Walk ….. and so forth.
  • The “Shutter Hoist”
  • Religious Education Program Notes and Updates
  • Hot Topics and Board Notes
  • One-Two Crew
  • A New Sign of Life
  • and more!

Read pages 1-8 here December 2014 (1-8) (192)     Read pages 9-16 here December 2014 (9-16) (132)