When Are the Services?

During most of the year, services begin at 10:00 a.m. Sunday mornings, and include religious education classes for children and nursery care for children under four years old. Lay-led summer services begin the latter part of June and continue through July and August, also beginning at 10:00 a.m. During the summer there is no childcare or religious education, but parents are welcome to use the nursery, which is located immediately behind the sanctuary. A window into the sanctuary and a sound system allow parents and young children to follow the service without disturbing other worshippers. Check with the church office (207-729-8515) for the exact date of transition to the summer schedule.

Expect at Service

Although each service is unique, all have the following similar components:

  • A time for prayer and meditation
  • Sharing of celebrations and concerns
  • A sermon
  • Hymns
  • The offering

Often, we have guest sermons. After the service all are invited to stay for refreshments and conversation. Some services are augmented with Holiday celebrations throughout the year.

Choosing a Church is a Very Personal Matter

To understand our church, it helps to understand beliefs that draw us together. Our core beliefs are:

  • Each and every person is important.
  • All people should be treated fairly.
  • Our church is a place where all people are accepted and where we keep on learning together.
  • Each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
  • All people should have a voice and a vote about the things that concern them.
  • We should work for a peaceful, fair and free world.
  • We should care for our planet Earth.

Often in UU writings and talks, you'll hear these core beliefs called “the seven principles.” If you gravitate to these core beliefs in your own life, we may very well be the church for you.

The Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association

The following materials are from the Unitarian Universalist Association website Unitarian Universalist Association:

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote

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

Sources of Our Living Tradition

The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:

  • 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.

Our Location

Our church is located at 1 Middle Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011.

NEARBY PARKING OPTIONS (for attending services at UUCB)

For Those Needing Handicap Spaces:
  • The handicap and 5-minute parking spaces in the small lot in front of the Curtis Memorial Library, right across the street from our entrance.
  • General Parking Spaces:
  • Along Middle Street in front of the library.
  • The Curtis Memorial Library parking lot, which is behind the library. The entrance is off Union Street, past St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
  • The commercial lot on Abby Road (the continuation of Middle Street. across Pleasant Street.), and the public parking lot behind the commercial lot.
  • What to Wear

    We invite you to wear what you feel comfortable in. On any given Sunday, you will find members in jeans or their Sunday best. Generally, we are considered a casual crowd.