Our Society

Love is the Spirit of this Church

UU Chalice on a beach, lit by the sunset.

We are an open-minded, open-hearted spiritual community that welcomes all. We are seekers of truth and meaning in our lives who realize that there are many paths to a fulfilling spiritual life. Our Sunday worship services embrace multiple religious traditions, and we seek understanding, strength, community, and the sacred together.

We are a Welcoming Congregation. We welcome you—just as you are. We gather for worship each Sunday at 10 am in our Sanctuary at 66 Elm Street in Gardner, Massachusetts. The services last about an hour. After the first 15 minutes, the children are led to the Fellowship Hall for Religious Education. We welcome all people and celebrate the ways people express love for each other.

Our Beliefs

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote Seven Principles. We also share a living tradition of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from many sources. The seven Principles and Six Sources of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) grew out of the grassroots of our communities, were affirmed democratically, and are part of who we are.

At UUSG, we seek to enrich our community with love and service. Each week at our worship service, we repeat an affirmation of our strong belief in love and community:

Love is the spirit of this church… and service its law. This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and to help one another.

Interested in learning more about our congregation? We welcome visitors, both virtually on this site and in person at our Sanctuary at 66 Elm Street in Gardner, MA. Come to a Sunday Service (10 am) to experience a loving spiritual community and the support of seeking together for ways to live our values every day.

Our children learn together about the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism and explore the beliefs of different religions and cultures. Using the UU Seven Principles as guidelines, we work to create meaningful lessons and projects to help each child develop their spiritual values. Lessons and conversations in the classroom focus on what other religions and great thinkers believe as well as what the individual child believes.


Some of the soulful, joyful, and wonderfully talented musicians that have performed at FGCH!

Fresh Ground Coffee House

Join us for a friendly and entertaining evening of music with live performances from talented local musicians. A small cover charge at the door helps us pay for the night. We have great coffee, tea and delicious snacks for sale.


The Welcome Table

The Welcome Table has been postponed indefinitely to protect our guests from the spread of COVID-19. We will to be back to serve you as soon as we can do so safely!

Our Welcome Table Community Suppers include an entrée, salad, beverage, dessert & the fine company of friends & neighbors. Served to you the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm.

Holiday Fair & Spring Fair

Each year we host two church fairs, complete with vendors, our legendary Café’s home-cooked food, and the friendliest welcome in town. Check out our previous Holiday Fairs and Spring Vendor Market and Fairy House Stroll!

Get in Touch

Unitarian Universalist Society of Gardner
66 Elm St
PO Box 637
Gardner, MA
or use our Contact form to email us.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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