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: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers

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

Coming from distinct cultures and historical roots, Buddhism and Christianity may seem very different. But at a deeper level, there is much they share in common. Today’s sermon considers how the two traditions can support … read more.

Sunday Service: Rumi: Poetry as a Way In

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

Approaching the mystery at the heart of life, ordinary language doesn’t take us very far; but poetry provides a way in. Today’s service is built around the incandescent words of Jalal al-Din Rumi, whose poetry … read more.

Sunday Service: Valuing Our Pluralism

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

Unitarian Universalism is a pluralistic faith. We not only tolerate many religious perspectives, we draw inspiration from them. This service will explore the pluralism in our congregation and our Association, and consider the opportunities and … read more.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5 pm, led by Rev. Bruce Taylor.

This service will include many of the carols and songs of the season which we love, and readings from the Nativity story.

Note that this service is in-person only, and will … read more.

Sunday Service

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

On Sunday, December 24, we will have two services: the regular morning service at 11:00 A.M, and a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5:00 P.M. The morning service (but not the evening service) will be … read more.