Nourishing Spirit through worship, music and lifelong learning.
Building Community through programs, gatherings and service.
Working for Justice through volunteering and advocacy.

Unitarian Universalists value a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Our Religious Education program provides a framework for children as they begin their path of lifespan faith development with a wide range of religious and philosophical traditions. Visit our new Chalice Clubhouse or contact (860) 233-9897 Annie Witzler re4ush@gmail.com with questions about our Religious Education Program.


EqUUal Access – formerly AIM

EqUUal Access is the UU affinity organization that promotes equality and access for Unitarian Universalists with disabilities. Contact us with ideas to improve accessibility.


Inclement Weather Policy – when in doubt, Zoom

Weather forecasts are increasingly advanced and accurate. With this in mind, the Minister, Board President and other staff and lay leaders as relevant will be in touch with one another when a major storm is predicted.

Any significant changes to the planned schedule of events at USH will be posted to the website and communicated by other methods as possible. In a situation where all travel is banned in the State of Connecticut, we will cancel services.

Otherwise, when in doubt, check the website – all services will be on Zoom, provided internet, technology and power is working enough to facilitate this.

Photo by Kevin Girouard January 2024


Watch and Share the Video of the Proposed Article II Revision of the UUA Bylaws

On January 21, 2024, USH hosted a Teach-In on the proposed Revision to Article II of the UUA Bylaws. This Revision recasts the familiar Seven Principles and eliminates our Sources among other key changes. These changes will impact all congregants and you are urged to watch this educational video presented by Judy Robbins from USH and Carol Lacoss from the Unitarian Universalist Society East of Manchester, CT.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1LN4b5h5JrEhFOxboCZjrnhxWKUBNIgo  The recording has been split into 3 Parts and edited for clarity. Article II of the UUA Bylaws details the purpose of the Association and the covenant among its member congregations. It is where the Sources and Principles are articulated. The proposed revision changes the purpose of the UUA and converts the Principles into Values.  More information here:https://ushartford.org/did-uu-know/proposed-revision-uua-bylaws-article-ii/

Sources we draw from in our living tradition:

Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;

• Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion and the transforming power of love;

Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;

• Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;

• Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;

• Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote the Seven Principles:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

Worship services start at 10:30 a.m. Whenever, and however, you come, we’ll be happy to see you! Masks are optional at the present time for all fully vaccinated members, friends, and guests. Join us for worship in person or online every Sunday at 10:30 a.m!

In person:   We strongly recommend attendees be fully vaccinated (two shots plus a boost in most cases). People who are at a high risk for severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and respiratory illnesses.

Online:  Online services are still available. We would love to see you.

Coffee hour:  An informal coffee and connection hour will take place in Fellowship Hall immediately after the service.   Zoom coffee hour is also available.

50 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut

Covid Policy

Email the Board of Directors USHBoardOfDirectors@gmail.com

 


When & Where

Phone:
(860) 233-9897
Address:
50 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
Bus Routes:
56, 58, and 153

Office Hours:
Sunday through Thursday 9:00am to 2:00pm.
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Next Service:

"Desperate Times, Desperate Men"
Sunday Feb. 18, 2024 @ 10:30am

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This Day in UU History

  • This Day in Unitarian Universalist History February 22

    1805 – Sarah Flower Adams was born in England. An actress who achieved a dramatic triumph as Lady Macbeth, she became ill suddenly and had to give up the stage. She was a lifelong Unitarian, deeply devoted to her Unitarian church in South Place, London. She also composed “Nearer, My God, to Thee.”The post February 22 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.Read more at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.

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