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Welcome, Reverend David Schwartz!

The Beverly Unitarian Church community is extremely pleased to introduce (drum roll) the Rev. David Schwartz! The congregation, after hearing David's first sermon, is feeling more than lucky. In the pulpit, David is personable and able to convey a heartfelt message with humor and thoughtfulness. Your week will go a lot better when you begin it on Sunday, listening to an articulate and positive minded minister deliver a researched and reflective sermon that encourages hopefulness and motivates us to do the good work that needs to be done, for ourselves and for our wonderful world. Together, we are better!

Reprinted here is David's "Welcome from the Minister."
"Welcome to Beverly Unitarian Church! I hope this will be a place where you can grow your spirit and help heal the world.

We are a diverse community, joyfully gathering in multi-racial and multi-ethnic community hoping to reflect this city. We are a welcoming congregation, celebrating the presence and participation of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer.

What binds us together is the values we share and the mission we seek to live. As Unitarian Universalists, it isn't the specific list of things we believe that unites us: theologies within our congregation include folks who believe in God all of the time, and some of the time, and none of the time.

More than that, we are a people who know firsthand that uniting in a religious community has profoundly shaped our lives for the better. We are transformed by deep relationships across the usual division of race, class, age, and sexuality. We are strengthened with a weekly worship that recommits us to actually practice in the world what we preach. And we’d love to welcome you into this way of living, too.

So, come on in -- we’ll see you in church!
Rev. David"

Preserving Memories: History of BUC

Beverly resident Errol Magidson, a member of Beverly Unitarian Church and Men of the Castle, will again give his multimedia presentation of Preserving Memories: The History of Beverly Unitarian Church on Wednesday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Castle. This encore presentation will honor the founders of BUC and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the children’s annex. At this presentation will be Helen Malevitis, who was the director of the nonsectarian Castle preschool for 30 years, and Jack Simmerling, nationally-known local artist and historian.

The photo to the right is of a famous Beverly resident whose connection with the Castle will be revealed at the upcoming presentation. He is one of several famous people associated with the church that includes Clarence Darrow and Preston Bradley . For more information click on History.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Photo: Courtesy of Andover-Harvard Theological Library.

 
 
 

BUC Special Congregational Meeting

Please plan to attend an important Congregational Meeting which is to be held following the Morning Service (approximately 11:30 am) on Sunday, March 21, 2010.      

This meeting is being called to vote on the following resolution proposed by the board: 
 
Mindful of the thoughtful efforts of many before us and having heard the congregation’s wish for welcoming, visible and accessible space which could be met in a variety of places, the Board recommends that the congregation remain in its present building for the foreseeable future, and renovate as appropriate.
 
   If this resolution passes then a second resolution will be offered as follows:
 
The Board recommends spending no more than $40,000 for parking lot drainage and asphalt paving and for erecting two new signs, one at the southeast corner and one in the parking lot.
 
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Religious Education

Childcare for our youngest is available during services.
                

All children are welcome!   

 

Buddhist Meditation

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.

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