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.
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.
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.
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.
for Sunday service is generally "business casual," although some people wear
their "Sunday Best" and some come in jeans.
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.
literature about Unitarian Universalism and our
church may be found in our literature rack on the
more information about our Sunday worship services,
please click here.
Fellowship and Coffee Hour
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
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
find here at Murray Church:
- Adult Choir
& Service Projects
- Chocolate Auction
- Family Game Nights
- Holiday Fair
- Joys and Concerns at
Sunday's Worship Service
- Musical Concerts
- Religious Education
- Small Group
- Soup Sales
to Murray Church
to the Unitarian Universalist faith) by Charles
a land of opportunity,
together in community,
joy--and sorrow--in our rituals.
an affinity for the trinity,
skeptical of phrases like "thou
We see in our surroundings
A precious web of
which we are a part.
hopes for humankind our flame burns
And yet, in terms of
numbers we are few.
to wield that potent light;
is our one taboo.
have good news to spread, and so
Make ministering to all
our sacred trust.
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 more
information about Unitarian Universalism.
click here to learn more
about us and our church or choose from one of the links at the top or bottom of
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
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you to take a look around!
Please consider visiting with us. We would love to see you!
Freddo, Chair of the Murray Church Membership Committee