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

Sunday, 10 AM at UUCR
Our Summer Sunday Discussions
August 30
Pat Bjorke and Harvey Widger
"Thinking Outside the Circle: What Can We do to Make our Congregation Larger and More Robust?"

Pat and Harvey explain, "For any community, growth is necessarily accompanied by change.  We will share the preliminary goals of the Development Task Force and then ask the congregation to characterize ourselves as we are now, and also to think about the ways that growth will change our community and perhaps our mission.  What aspects of change do we fear?  What aspects of change can we enthusiastically embrace?  We will brainstorm ways we can successfully achieve growth while managing the challenges it brings, envisioning a vibrant, thriving, sustainable future for UUCR ."

chaliceChild Care Provided

Infant- and toddler-care will be available during the services. Regular Religious Exploration Programs for children and youth will resume on September 13.


And we need your photograph!  If you have never submitted a photograph for our Church Directory, or if you want to update a bit, please send your photograph, BEFORE AUGUST 30th, in JPEG format, to our Directory Guru, David Biehler,



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.

Art at UUCR

The photography you will find hanging in our sanctuary going forward is the work of our dear friends and members David Biehler and Cindy Brittain.  Trees are the timeless theme of these works of art.  These pieces were purchased and donated to UUCR by Nancy Holland, Kim Agee, Diane Shields and Rachel Perry.  Please thank them all for adding to the serenity of our space with these lovely images.


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!