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.
Fellowship and Coffee Hour
After 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.
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.
Here is a list of some of the diverse activities you'll find here at Murray Church:
Groups & Committees
We’ll also post Sunday Service cancellations on our Murray Unitarian Universalist Church Facebook page: Be sure to “Like” us to see updates in your news feed.
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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?
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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:
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