100 Park Ave. Barneveld, NY. 13304
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 236
Religion Without Dogma
We offer a church where you are free to develop your own religious philosophy and 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
Declaration of Commitment to Indigenous Peoples
This is a consciously created declaration which you may read and choose to sign.
We cannot evolve skillfully at this vital juncture in our collective story if we fail to integrate the teachings of our wisdom keepers.
Both reason and conscience require that the precious wisdom of Earth’s Indigenous peoples be fully acknowledged.
Welcome to our Church Community
and to our 200-year-old building---now with wheelchair accessibility.
SUNDAY SERVICES at 10:00 a.m.
Our Christmas Eve Service will be at 7:00 pm.
And we will not be having services on Christmas Day or New Year's Day Sundays.
~ December 2016 ~
Sunday, December 4 - 10:00 am
Rev. Andrew Abbott
"In Praise of Remembering, In Praise of Forgetting"
"This sermon discusses the difference between history and myth and the ways in which history has been shaped to become myth. It considers the factors that shape both remembering and forgetting. Rev Abbott asks us to consider the detrimental as well as the beneficial ways in which memory and forgetting work in both our personal and our communal lives."
Sunday, December 11 - 10:00 am
Dr. Mark Montgomery
"Dr. Montgomery will discuss his founding of an organization that gives families going through serious illness the support they need as well as opportunities to take a break and regroup. Joseph’s Experience is named for Montgomery’s brother, Joseph, who died from a serious illness."
Sunday, December 18 - 10:00 am
Linda Van Slyke
"Trees, Glorious Trees"
"Trees have been physically and mystically nurturing body, mind and spirit for eons. As we perch upon their wooden pews and beneath their wooden beams, we will pay homage to their glorious attributes."
SATURDAY, December 24 - 7:00 pm
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Christmas Sunday, December 25, 2016
No Church today.
New Year's Day, January 1, 2017
for children on Sunday mornings during regular church year.
Please contact us or stop by the church on a Sunday morning
for more information.
nook 'n crannie
Ann Carey & Matt Mielnick with Dale Seth
SUNDAY Before Worship
Refreshments on the Lawn
with music by Ann Carey & Monk Rowe
Speaker: Rev. Eve Stevens
“Two Centuries of Faithful Freedom in the Mohawk Valley”
This year we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Unitarian Church of Barneveld's church building. We took a look back at the history that brought our sister congregations to this moment and explored what it means for the people of many different congregations, with their own histories and cultures, to be Unitarian Universalists first. Our combined choirs treated us to a variety of musical pieces throughout the service. Whether deeply familiar with Unitarian Universalism, not at all familiar or interested in learning more, everyone was warmly welcomed on the pilgrimage to Barneveld!
Sophia Mappa Guild's Quilt - A Silent Auction
AND, in Unity Hall's Landecker Auditorium:
An Architectural History:
200 Years of the Union Church Edifice at Oldenbarneveld