Mission and Vision
The Winchester Unitarian Society is a welcoming, caring community devoted to spiritual growth, social transformation, and environmental responsibility. Guided by the Unitarian Universalist principles and drawing on diverse faith traditions, we live our values through worship, reflection, connection, and service.
As a congregation serving the Mystic Valley area of greater Boston, we are dedicated to:
- Nurturing Spiritual and Personal Growth
We provide diverse and compelling ways for people of all ages to grow in spirit, conscience, and wisdom. Our worship services, educational programs, music, and service initiatives inspire children, youth, and adults to live with greater purpose, respect, and love.
- Building and Enjoying Community
All newcomers and members feel welcome, comfortable, and appreciated for who they are. A wide variety of programs and activities help us deepen our involvement in the community, discover our shared passions and concerns, learn from our differences, and connect across generations and all traditional barriers.
- Offering Mutual Care and Support
We comfort and assist each other through all of life’s stages and difficulties by offering small group ministries, pastoral care, and other formal and informal support networks.
- Serving the Greater Good
We organize meaningful advocacy, outreach, and service work to express our common commitment to social justice and environmental responsibility. As a flagship congregation, other organizations and members of the community at large turn to us for guidance, support, and resources.
- Sharing Ministry and Responsibility
A congregationally-run organization, our members democratically select our leaders and contribute substantial time, talent, and financial resources to the programs and ministries of the church.
- Empowering Strong Leadership
We enjoy exceptional professional leadership in all major program areas, including worship, lifespan education, youth programs, and music. We support our professional staff and congregation members in building their capacity to lead.
- Revitalizing our Beloved Building
We steward the historic beauty of our facilities and grounds and make them more functional, inviting, accessible, and environmentally sustainable for ourselves and future generations.
- Incorporating Innovation
As an evolving faith, we welcome and integrate innovative ideas, technologies, and practices that will help us improve all that we do, especially our ministries, programs, and outreach.
Nurture Your Spirit, Help Heal Our World