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: Water Communion

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

In today’s service, we will honor the new Rainbow Flag which graces the front of our church building and the welcoming message it proclaims. We will then mark the start of the regular church … read more.

Sunday Service: Pride and Progress

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

In this service, we will recognize the many volunteers who support this congregation and help us to live out our covenant. And on this first Sunday of Pride Month, we will affirm our commitment to … read more.

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.