Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield

Standing on the Side of Love, since 1819 Springfield, MA
Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield

Who We Are

The UU Society of Greater Springfield is a warm, welcoming community committed to love and right relationship. We're spiritually alive! We're creative and musical. We're young and old together. We embrace and celebrate diversity of belief as a normal and healthy part of community. And yet we come together, as one: for worship, uplifting spiritual practice to find and keep our balance; for justice, to proclaim the inherent worth and dignity of all people; for lifelong learning, to support and nurture curious minds in adults and children. Visit us... and find yourself here!

About Us

Vibe
Creative, Friendly, Progressive, Multigenerational, Young families, Inclusive, Lively

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Adult Education, Nursery, Yoga/Meditation, Food Pantry, Seniors Ministry

Music
Traditional Hymns, Singer-Songwriter, A capella, Organ, Contemporary

Denomination
Unitarian Universalist

Size
Medium

Language
English

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Services

Contact

Address
245 Porter Lake Dr.
Springfield, MA 01106

Phone
413-736-2324

Website

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Our Services

What are services like?
Our liturgy is mostly consistent week to week, providing an accessible, uplifting form of spiritual practice geared to help you find and keep your balance. Music varies, but is generally excellent and inclusive. Messages are always timely and relevant, and our Minister regularly collaborates with lay leaders. The 11AM service features a Time for All Ages, usually in the form of a story. Families with school-aged children are encouraged to begin each service together, before the children recess for age-appropriate programming.

What is the community like?
Visitors often describe us as welcoming and engaging. We have volunteer Greeters and Ushers, as well as professional staff whose job it is to make sure everyone feels welcome and connected to the extent they wish to be. If you wish to be known, we would be most happy to meet you. If you would like to try us out anonymously, that's totally OK, too. The congregation is multigenerational and growing, and includes people and programming across a wide spectrum of ages and identities. People's lives are dramatically different than they were even just a few years ago, and our goal is to be responsive to the demands placed upon modern, busy families and individuals.

What if I'm not a Christian?
It's all good! "Know God" or "No God" - it's up to you! Many Unitarian Universalists do not consider themselves to be Christian. Some are agnostic; some are atheist; some simply prefer to keep an open mind. Truly, we believe our community's diversity of belief is a strength, affording individuals like you the ability to explore your individual spirituality in a safe, supportive community... while also participating in group worship services that bring together a variety of perspectives grounded in common values. As the Unitarian Francis David said in the 16th century: "we need not think alike to love alike."

Leadership View all

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Jason Seymour
Minister

Rev. Jason has served UUSGS since 2012. Originally from New Jersey, he previously served congregations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He attended seminary at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, an institution with a historic and active commitment to social justice and urban ministry. Jason is an ardent supporter of the arts and a musician himself, having played trombone for 20+ years, most recently with bilingual ska/reggae band King Chango. Jason and his wife, Jen, live in Springfield with their two young boys.

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