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About Beverly Unitarian Church
The Beverly Unitarian Church, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, has been at home in the castle since late 1941. We are one of over 1,000 congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association (most of which number less than 150 members) and there are approximately 200,000 UUs worldwide. Our mission at Beverly Unitarian: We are called to live our faith into action, have a visible presence in the community and be a place of spiritual renewal.
How we operate:
We govern ourselves. The Board of Trustees has seven members: four officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary), two Trustees at Large and the Chair of the Property Committee. The two Trustees at Large are liaisons with these committees: Finance, Membership, Social Action, UU Education, and Worship. We usually have two congregational meetings, one in the spring and one in the fall, to hear reports, elect church leaders, and conduct other church business.
The church leadership ensures the smooth operation of the overall management of the church and its programs. Our half-time minister is Rev. John Smith. We are proud to be John's "first church;" he was ordained in May of 2016. John works with us on a contractual basis and he renews his agreement with the Board of Trustees periodically.
The church’s budget is funded primarily by pledges and contributions from members and friends. Renters are the next large revenue source, followed by fundraisers. We are healthy financially: currently, our revenues are in excess of our expenses by a small amount; we have sufficient funds in the checking account to pay bills and we have a small endowment from generous donors. Through our worship services, religious education for children, social action programs, Green Sanctuary initiatives and the Women of the Castle gatherings, we seek to nurture our spirits and help heal the world. Linda Petersen, Chair, Board of Trustees
Childcare for our youngest is available during services.
All children are welcome!
Reverend Marcia Curtis invites you to participate in a Buddhism-based meditation in a group setting. Join us Sundays at 7:30pm in the church sanctuary. Newcomers welcome.