More About UUSGU
Our church was established in 1731. Originally, the meetinghouse stood in the center of the town common. One hundred years after its founding, the church was split along the liberal-orthodox line. The liberal wing took the name Unitarian and built their church at its present location. The orthodox wing took the name Congregational.
During the Civil War, while the minister was serving with the Massachusetts Regiment, the church burned down. The current building was rebuilt and dedicated in 1864. Within the past 40 years, the Unitarian Society of Upton and the Unitarian Society of Grafton were merged. Both churches have weathered the progress and unrest inherent in a vital and changing society, and both have contributed greatly to the religious life of their respective communities. Today we are a growing, active family-oriented church welcoming many members from neighboring towns including Westborough, Millbury, Worcester, and Shrewsbury. All have joined to continue our common journey.
At UUSGU an important means of communication is our monthly newsletter, The Voices, which can be requested here and received by email. In addition, members can read about current Unitarian Universalist issues and ideas within the greater Association of UU members by browsing the UU World magazine, available to church members by mail and online. And, of course, we appreciate being “liked” on facebook.
UUSGU offers something for everyone. We are all vital and necessary members who encompass and embrace many social and religious perspectives. We enjoy small group spiritual discussions, church outings, book discussions, potluck suppers, family nights, holiday celebrations, and educational seminars which keep our church an active, special part of our daily lives. Your calendar could become quite full with all the enriching and rewarding offerings for your mind, body and spirit. Visit anytime or read this site for more information.