The Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River strongly supports individual spiritual growth. We have a Sunday service along with active adult and children religious education programs. We are an intentionally liberal and diverse community seeking to aid each other's individual spiritual growth. We value openness, community, growth and relationships.

It is the mission of the UUCR to foster liberal religious ideals through public worship, study, service, and fellowship; to provide a public forum to address religious, ethical, and moral issues; to support individual freedom of belief and caring human relationships; to become an intentionally diverse community; and to engage in promoting a just and humane social order.

Please join us. Sunday service is at 10:00 AM on Sundays.

This Sunday's Service

March 1st, 10 AM
Gary Jackoway, "Van Gogh: The Price of Greatness"

In Van Gogh's life we see the results of a passion for greatness, both positive and negative.  Must the pursuit of excellence be self-destructive? Can we live a normal, healthy life while excelling at what we do? How do we make these trade-offs?" 
Philip Dutton will sing the Don McLean song "Vincent" as part of the service.

Philip Dutton will sing the Don McLeanStarry Nightssong "Vincent" as part of the service. Join us for for a morning of reflection and discussion as we  examine this remarkable life.



chaliceR.E. and Child Care Provided

Sunday March 1, 11:15AM
"Orientation to UUCR" Program


A light lunch will be served, and information about Unitarian Universalism, as well as details about UUCR will be shared.  If you have been visiting UUCR, and have questions, or are interested in Membership, plan to attend.  If you have not done so, please contact Diane Shields if you would like to attend.  410-758-4852 or



As the holidays approach, please consider shopping options that help UUCR. Purchases made through the UUCR website:

link to and to earn dollars for UUCR at no cost to you.  Don’t just go to their websites – link to them through UUCR’s webpage, or click on the link just above.  A percentage of every purchase you make goes to us – and these percentages add up!

Also, take a look at our new products from our Fair Trade partner, Equal Exchange, including handmade gift wrap and decorative boxes fashioned from recycled cotton,not paper.  We also have a selection of organic fruits and nuts.  All in time for your holiday needs!  Check them out this Sunday, and be ready to purchase Acme Grocery Cards as well.



David Newell, our Minister, will hold hour by appointment.  For more info contact Dr. Newell at 410-708-3740 or at, or leave a message at 410-778-3440.  

Art at UUCR

Pritchard's Pastels will take us to Spring!Mary Pritchard

The new pastel artwork hanging in our sanctuary is by our own member, Mary Pritchard.  Mary is an accomplished professional artist and we are grateful to her for sharing these fabulous paintings with us through the spring months. Updated and detailed information about Mary and her work will be available next week in the UUCR Art Shows notebook located on the pulpit in the front of our church foyer.

Heartfelt thanks to Lani Seikaly for sharing her photographs of African American Kent Countians for the month of February.


Please remember to support UUCR through the purchase of Acme and Fresh and Greens grocery cards and Fair Trade food products from Equal Exchange.  Check out these products on Sunday - look for them near the door to our wonderful new deck!



Every family is entitled to one free copy; duplicates may be purchased  at $5 each.  Please contact Margo,, if you need one or more.