Part of a series of occasional posts profiling places of worship in Wellesley.
The Unitarian Universalists of Wellesley Hills (UU Wellesley) at 309 Washington Street was formed in 1871 when 67 people left the local Congregational Society with the hopes of forming a more liberal church. In 1888 they had raised enough money to build a stone church, which is now one out of three of the buildings that belong to UU Wellesley.
UU Wellesley prides itself on being an inclusive and welcoming church. Much of their inclusive attitude stems from their history of being a Unitarian church, which used to be considered a crime. In the upcoming months, UU Wellesley plans to hold Pride Movie Nights once a month. The event is sponsored by the LGBTQ Interest Group and invites everyone to enjoy a movie with a facilitated discussion to follow.
In the coming months, UU Wellesley will continue with the Touchstone Project, which offers participants ongoing opportunities to connect more deeply with self, families, and others in the congregation. An exploration of the wider Unitarian Universalist religious movement and the sources of faith are essential parts of the Touchstone Project and its focus on “Building Beloved Community.”
UU Wellesley is celebrating 150 years in the community this year. A large sign hangs on the street-facing side of one of their buildings inviting all to Sunday services.
Sunday, September 1: services will be held at 10am. Fellowship Hour will be held in the Courtyard following the worship service. All are welcome.
Beginning September 8th and going forward, services will be held at 10:30 am.