Murray UU Church
Welcomes New Visitors!

505 North Main St, Attleboro, MA 02703
 Phone: 508-222-0505  Fax: 508-222-2859
Email: 
murray.ch@verizon.net   map/directions 

 

 

 

 

 

Who We Are

Murray Unitarian Universalist Church is a progressive spiritual community that celebrates an open, tolerant and thoughtful search for spiritual meaning. As members of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we do not promote any specific creed or dogma.

Instead, we encourage members to develop a personal relationship with the Sacred. We are rich in diversity with members of all ages and life-styles. As a self-governing democratic organization, our members have an equal voice in all decision making.

 

Rev. Gretchen Weis
Rev. Gretchen Weiss - Minister
Meet Rev. Gretchen

 

 

     

 

Our Mission Statement

We are an active congregation who come together in fellowship to maintain an environment that promotes spiritual growth for individual and families and affirms diversity of belief. We reach out in a caring way within our church and beyond with a commitment to build a more loving community.


 
Sunday Worship

Sunday worship includes pulpit presentations, guest speakers, and special presentations that offer fresh perspectives on religious, ethical, or social topics. Services are held Sundays at 10 a.m. Music adds a rich dimension to our worship. The Adult Choir offers an impressive range of solo and group songs. The Murray Musicians, our recorder group also frequently contribute to our services. We have numerous rites of passage (dedications, marriages, union ceremonies, memorial services) held at Murray Church throughout the year.

One of our enduring symbols is the the flaming chalice. It represents Unitarian-Universalism ideals and has become a focal point for worship. The flaming chalice, like our faith, stands open to receive new truths that pass the tests of reason, justice, and compassion. To learn more about the flaming chalice, click here.

For those who may have trouble hearing our worship services, new electronic hearing devices are available. When you are in attendance at a worship service, please ask an Usher for one. They will be glad to show you how to use it. 

Attire for Sunday service is generally "business casual," although some people wear their "Sunday Best" and some come in jeans.

We have a Visitor's Table  in the church foyer that is staffed by members of our Welcoming  Team.  They will be happy to   answer any questions you may have, as well as give you a tour of the church. They will also provide you with a visitor's packet, a copy of our current newsletter, and give you the opportunity to  sign up to receive future newsletters.

Additional literature about Unitarian Universalism and our church may be found in our literature rack on the Visitor's Table.

For more information about our Sunday worship services, please click here.

 

Fellowship and Coffee Hour

equal-exchange.jpgAfter our morning service, we invite you to join us for coffee and conversation in the Unity Room.  This is the opportunity for members, visitors and friends to meet and chat in a comfortable environment. We serve Equal Exchange coffee during our coffee hour and sell Equal Exchange Coffee, tea and cocoa products each Sunday because we support free trade. To learn more about Equal Exchange and Murray Church, click here.

 

 

Religious Education

The Religious Education of our young people is a joint effort of families and the church community. We strive to ensure that all of our children and teens feel safe and nurtured as they explore their spirituality. Our religious education program is designed to impart to our young a strong foundation of Unitarian Universalist Principles & Purposes, in depth knowledge of our Judeo-Christian heritage, and a thoughtful examination of world religions. We also work together to help our children make responsible ethical and moral choices as they mature.

Church Activities

Here is a list of some of the diverse activities you'll find here at Murray Church:

  • Adult Activities
  • Adult Choir
  • Adult Religious Education
  • Advocacy & Service Projects
  • Chocolate Auction
  • Cranberry Coast Concerts
  • Family Game Nights
  • Flower Communion
  • Holiday Fair
  • Joys and Concerns at Sunday's Worship Service
  • Musical Concerts
  • Philosophers' Cafe
  • Religious Education Classes
  • Small Group Ministry
  • Soup Sales
  • Spring Fair
  • Sunday Morning Worship Services

Groups & Committees

Communitiy Activities

 

Our Newsletter

Our newsletter, the Universalist is published (emailed / mailed) at the beginning of each month and is the primary way we communicate church-wide information with one another. Deadlines for newsletter articles are 7-10 days prior to the end of the month. Submissions should be emailed to Murray.ch@verizon.net or delivered in writing to the office. Congregational updates and bulletins are also emailed every week or two – so please send us your email address is you would like to receive them..

Click here to view our current newsletter with a lisitng of all current activities or to access the archive of older newsletters

 

Ode to Murray Church
(and to the Unitarian Universalist faith) by Charles Adler

          In a land of opportunity,
          Of fiercely independent individuals,
          We come together in community,
          Sharing joy--and sorrow--in our rituals.

          Lacking an affinity for the trinity,
          We're skeptical of phrases like "thou art."
          We see in our surroundings a divinity--
          A precious web of which we are a part.

          With hopes for humankind our flame burns bright.
          And yet, in terms of numbers we are few.
          We hesitate to wield that potent light;
          Evangelism is our one taboo.

          We have good news to spread, and so we must
          Make ministering to all our sacred trust.

 

Frequently Asked QuestionsUnitarian Universalist Association

At our Unitarian Universalist worship services, you are likely to find members whose positions on faith may be derived from a variety of religious beliefs: Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, naturist, atheist, or agnostic. Members might tell you that they are religious humanists, liberal Christians, or world religionists. If Unitarian Universalists hold such varied convictions, what does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist?

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions About Unitarian Universalism.

 

Learn More

Please click here to learn more about us and our church or choose from one of the links at the top or bottom of this page.

 

    Directions

We are located at 505 North Main Street (Route 152) in Attleboro, Massachusetts. From Route 95 north or south, take exit five. At the end of the exit ramp, take a left. At the traffic light, make a right onto North Main Street (Route 152). Murray Church is about one mile from the traffic light on the left. Here is a map of the local Attleboro area:



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 Murray Unitarian Universalist Church is wheelchair accessible.

 

We thank you for visiting our web site and encourage you to take a look around! Please consider visiting with us. We would love to see you!

Shelley Freddo, Chair of the Murray Church Membership Committee

 


 

 

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