Unitarian Universalist Society in Brooklyn

The Unitarian Universalist Society in Brooklyn, CT is a small, friendly congregation, supporting each other in a spiritual community. We are the direct successors of the first Unitarian congregation in Connecticut. We have a notable history. Our first Unitarian minister, Rev. Samuel May, was a noted peace activist, education reformer, temperance crusader, supporter of women's rights, and one of the principal supporters of Prudence Crandall, the official female hero of the state of Connecticut. In 1871 we ordained the Rev. Celia Burleigh, the first female Unitarian minister and one of the very first regularly ordained female ministers in any denomination.

Currently we have services twice each month. Services may be led by lay leaders in the congregation, or by lay or clergy guests. We also have a book discussion group which meets monthly. The UUSB is an active participant in activities of the Unitarian Universalist Association and its Clara Barton District, composed of congregations in Connecticut and in central and western Massachusetts.

We serve the 12 towns in Windham County. This is part of a beautiful area known as the Quiet Corner of Connecticut, which is a peaceful area but one with lots of attractions. We are also in the middle of the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor--well worth a visit!

Mission Statement

We embrace the Unitarian Universalist Principles and provide a supportive community honoring diversity and religious freedom.
We strive for spiritual, intellectual, and moral growth through worship, social action, fellowship, outreach, and education.
We encourage one another in the search for our individual and collective roles in the wider community.
We honor our historic building as a reminder of the achievements of our religious forebears.

Address of services

April-December

Unitarian Meeting House (pictured above)
Routes 6 and 169
(On the Brooklyn Green)
Brooklyn, CT 06234

January-April

Brooklyn Community Center
Tiffany Street
Brooklyn, CT 06234

Mailing address

Unitarian Universalist Society in Brooklyn
P. O. Box 38
Brooklyn, CT 06234

Directions

Our historic Meeting House, built in 1771, is on the Brooklyn Green, at the intersection of routes 6 and 169.

The Brooklyn Community Center is located in East Brooklyn. Coming from the east on Route 6, take a left at the first traffic light once you have crossed the Quinebaug River into Brooklyn. Coming from the west on Route 6, take a right at the LAST traffic light before crossing the Quinebaug River into Killingly/Danielson. Immediately make a left at the T and then make a right at the end of the street. The Community Center is a brick building 1/4 mile on the right.

Telephone

Main number (recorded information for times/dates of services): 860-779-2623

E-mail

For information or to give comments about this page, please send email to uubrooklyn@mailhaven.com

Services and other events

We hold services on two Sundays per month, usually at 10:30am  Click here for list of services and other events.

Our most recent monthly newsletter may be seen here: UUSB NEWS


Follow these links for listings of past services from Winter 2003 ,Fall 2001 ,Fall 2000 ,Spring/Summer 2000, and Fall 1999.

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