GPS Address: 100 Park Ave. Barneveld, NY. 13304
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 236 

Religion Without Dogma
We offer a church where there is freedom to develop your own religious philosophy & find fellowship in a caring and thoughtful religious community.

Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson's belief in freedom of thought and freedom of belief are manifest in the many Unitarian principles our founding fathers included in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were important Unitarian philosophers and ministers.

As a member church of the UUA, the Unitarian Church of Barneveld ascribes to the Unitarian Universalist Principles:
   The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
  Justice, equity and compassion in human relations..
  Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
  A free and reasonable search for truth and meaning.
  The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and society at large.
  The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
  Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
   We are a Welcoming Congregation

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Foothills Rural Community Ministry

 and to our 200-year-old building---now with wheelchair accessibility.
SUNDAY SERVICES at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:00 am
Rev. David Blanchard: "Holding up the Mirror."

"As some folks may realize, the UUA is in the midst of a time of challenge and upheaval. The President of the Association has resigned, as have two other senior administrators. The central issue is the discontinuity between what we "say" and what we "do" about racial/ethnic/cultural inclusion. Please read about the dynamics of the debate on the UUA’s website I plan to offer more time than usual for us to reflect on the challenges we face as a religious movement."

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 10:00 am
Dan Berggren: "Adam and Eve, and the Apple."
"From the Old Testament book of Genesis and St. Augustine to Mark Twain and Clarence Darrow, Dan Berggren provides a commentary on several perspectives of the Garden of Eden, the symbolic First Couple, the Fall of Man and the Forbidden Fruit."

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 10:00 am
Rev. Linda Van Slyke: "Good Humor – Sweeter than Ice Cream."
"I scream, you scream, we all scream with laughter. But what is it that tickles our funny bones, and why?"

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 9:30 am/Silence & 10:00 am/Service
John Thompson: "Hand in Hand, In this World."
"Starting at 9:30 a.m. with ½ hour of silent meditation, the rest of the service, including a mix of slides, queries, home spirituality and uptown religion will start at 10 a.m.  If you are arriving after 9:30, please enter quietly. This includes
those entering via the basement."

Religious Education
for children on Sunday mornings during regular church year.
Please contact us or stop by the church on a Sunday morning
for more information.

to sign a prepared Declaration of Conscience stating in the strongest possible terms our commitment in these troubling times. By signing, individuals and congregations will be affirming our core values and declaring our willingness to put them into action.

Photo by David Blanchard
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