Speaker: Rev. Bruce Taylor

Rev. Bruce Taylor attended the Andover Newton Theological School, where he was ordained in 2009. As part of his pastoral education, Rev. Bruce ministered to the patient and staff population of Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Burlington, Vermont, where he engaged hospital patients and their families in pastoral conversation and prayer as they faced serious illness, served as an on-call chaplain, and led televised, interfaith Sunday services in the hospital chapel.

Rev. Bruce also developed adult RE curricula on Transcendentalism and Howard Thurman, the African American theologian and philosopher of radical non-violence whose ideas greatly influenced the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.

After his ordination, Rev. Bruce went on to serve as part-time minister for the First Parish Church in Billerica from 2010 to 2015, where, in addition to the traditional duties of ministry, he led a strategic planning effort for church growth. Rev. Bruce has also served as part-time minister for the Ashby First Parish Church, the First Universalist Society of Wakefield, and the First Church of Leominster.

Outside the world of ministry, Rev. Bruce enjoys hiking in the White Mountains and nature photography, and has been a member of the New England Flute Orchestra of Indian Hill since 1988!

Sunday Service: Censorship and Freedom

Join us for our Sunday Service led by Rev. Bruce Taylor.

Schools and libraries have become ground zero in the Culture Wars. In today’s service, we will consider how censorship is involved in dismantling civil society and undermining our freedom, and what our progressive faith has … read more.

Sunday Service: Dedicating Our Mural

Join us for our Sunday Service led by the teen members of our Religious Education program, together with their adult mentors, honoring the mural they have created over the past year-and-a-half, and the spiritual journey it represents. Music will include S-Factor, a young men’s acapella group … read more.

Sunday Service: Covenants Old and New

Join us for our Sunday Service led by Rev. Bruce Taylor.

Article II of the UUA Bylaws, including our Seven Principles and Six Sources, represents a covenant between all of our congregations. A new version is being proposed, with significant changes. Today’s sermon will explore our Association’s covenants old and new: how well do … read more.

Sunday Service: Learning Reconciliation

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As human beings, we depend on relationships: within our communities, among families and friends, and with ourselves. Such relationships may be damaged or even broken. But we can learn to mend them and make them … read more.

Sunday Service: Let’s Shine

Join us for our Sunday Service led by Rev. Bruce Taylor.

This Sunday, as the canvass committee kicks off its annual fundraising campaign, you are invited to consider what you are willing to give to sustain this faith community and the greater good that it serves. … read more.

Sunday Service: To Heal is to Make Whole

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To heal does not necessarily mean to cure, but to move towards a fuller integration between body, spirit, and the community that makes healing possible. Today’s sermon is dedicated to people in the process of … read more.