We're glad you found us. Gathered in 1854 by Universalists who embraced a theology of all-inclusive love, our church has a rich history and a tradition of extending its liberal religious message to the greater community. Our members come from all over the Central Connecticut area.
We are A Liberal Religious Community Celebrating Diversity and Love
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden is a welcoming and caring community which celebrates and upholds its commitment to diversity in beliefs, background, and life experience, while challenging ourselves and others to seek justice through loving action.
With historical roots which spring from the Jewish and Christian traditions, Unitarian Universalists believe that the personal conscience and experience of each individual are the final authorities in matters of faith. Rather than subscribing to a single religious creed or doctrine, we strive to keep our minds open to the questions humans have asked across all cultures since the beginning of civilization. Ours is a faith in action. We work to make our principles of human dignity, compassion, and justice more alive in this world. We believe in love.
Voices of a Liberal Faith - About Unitarian Universalism
Each week 25% of the undesignated cash offerings in the Sunday collection plate are donated to a worthwhile community organization chosen by the Social Justice Council.
For the month of December the recipient will be the Meriden Humane Society, a not-for-profit no-kill animal shelter that takes in and cares for a variety of breeds of dogs, cats, and other small animals. If you are in need of a friend, who will love you unconditionally, contact the Shelter at 311 Murdock Avenue (203-238-3650) to find out a time to visit.
Inspire a thirst for justice and partner with others who share our commitment to loving community
Challenge our assumptions about the world and ourselves
Be a place of renewal and exploration
Minister with hope and inspiration
Create sanctuary for freedom of thought and expression
Support personal growth and develop leaders through education and example
NEXT SUNDAY AT UU MERIDEN - "A Celebration of Music"
Christmas Eve at UUMeriden
We close the year with a celebration of Music, led by our worship musician and pianist Alan Dougherty. . . .
On this “Silent Night, Holy Night” come join in the singing of familiar carols and the telling of the story of Christmas. Bring your youngest and your eldest, your family and your friends. We’ll conclude with the lighting of candles as we gather in a luminous circle to the peaceful strains of “Silent Night.” Please bring cookies to share for a time of refreshment directly after the service.