The Unitarian Universalist Church of Wakefield is a gathering place for some of the most interesting, most alive, most caring people in town. We have no creed and impose no belief test, welcoming people of any theological persuasion, occupation, ethnicity, and lifestyle.
Surveys of our congregation show us to be quite theologically diverse, leaning strongly to neither Humanism nor Christianity, but open to and respectful of a variety of spiritual ideas and interpretations. Many of us are active in civic activities and nonprofit organizations based both in Wakefield and beyond.
We are also proud to be a Welcoming Congregation. Having fulfilled the requirements of our denomination to be a Welcoming Congregation, the Wakefield UU Church is intentional about celebrating the presence and full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in all aspects of congregational life.
We also welcome all persons regardless of race, economic status, theological and political perspective, or other distinctions that keep us from embracing our common humanity. We acknowledge that we still have work to do and we welcome your advice.
We are located in downtown Wakefield, a block from Lake Quannapowitt and across the street from the Post Office. First erected in 1839 and modified several times after that, it is the oldest church building in town. It has survived two fires and three lightning strikes. The spire will, however, never be struck by lightning again! As the first step to major and necessary repairs and renovations, we had our spire removed on October 7, 2008. Click HERE for more about this project that will enable us to be better stewards of our beautiful and historic building.
The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism
- The 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 responsible search for truth and meaning
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in 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