Who We Are
Our Mission Statement *
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford is a diverse, welcoming community striving to provide a nurturing environment for the spiritual journeys of people at all stages of life.
* Adopted in 2003
* Adopted in 2003
A Welcoming Congregation
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford is an inclusive community which recognizes and supports the worth and dignity of every human being. We welcome and celebrate the presence and participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. We are proud to be a Welcoming Congregation since 1996.
The Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns page may be found here.
Look for the Volunteer Coordinator in the red apron.
Our church runs on the efforts of our volunteers. Who are they? You, the members of our community!
For ways of getting involved, see the volunteer coordinator in the red apron at coffee hour, or speak to the Minister.
Springtime at UUCM
Adult religious education classes and periodic events are held throughout the year. Look for announcements on our home page, and event and class times in our calendar.
Ferry Beach Weekend
Flying Kites at Ferry Beach
The weekend retreat at the UU Conference Center at Ferry Beach in Saco, Maine happens every spring some time in May or early June. It is a chance for us to spend time together in community away from the church, enjoying the winds and waves of the ocean and the beauty of the Maine woods.
The weekend is mostly left unprogrammed so that people may pursue their own recreational activities, but there are a few planned events. Meals are provided by the Pangea catering company, the youth talent show on Saturday evening, a bonfire in the Grove Saturday night and a worship service in the Grove chapel on Sunday morning.
Once a month an all-church event is held to celebrate community life. It might be a bingo game, a pot luck or barbeque, or a walk through the neighborhood. These events are open to members, friends, and visitors.
Potluck and Circle Dinners
Periodically during the regular church year we hold either a potluck lunch after a Sunday service or a dinner on a Friday or Saturday evening. Check the church calendar for upcoming dinner events.
In UUCM circle dinners, small groups of community members get together approximately once a month for dinners. It is a great way to get to know fellow church-goers better in an informal setting. New groupings are created once a year.
Easter Pancake Breakfast
In a great tradition of our church, the UUCM men prepare and serve a pancake breakfast before our Easter service. They even clean up afterwards! Everyone welcome.
Another UUCM tradition is our potluck following the Thanksgiving and Harvest Communion service the Sunday before Thanksgiving.