Newcomers and Visitors

Welcome to Unitarian Universalism!

Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages seekers to follow their own spiritual paths. Our faith draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. If you’re wondering whether Unitarian Universalism fits in with your beliefs, you might try the Belief-o-matic quiz on a rather commercial website (try to ignore the advertising) Belief Quiz.  Find links to the Unitarian Universalist Association to find out more on Unitarian Universalism here.

Come visit us at 153 Vernon Street West, Manchester, CT 06042 for Services at 9:00 and 11:00 a. m. 

Unitarian Universalist Society: East SignDo you need a nametag or a welcome-to-Unitarian Universalist Society: East packet? If so, please stop at the welcome table in the foyer and speak to the greeter there, who will help you. We hope that you are receiving our monthly Unitarian Universalist Society: East newsletter via e-mail, which lists upcoming Sunday services, news about the Society, and the many activities at the meetinghouse. Fill out a visitor card at the welcome table and the church secretary will add you to our list to receive electronic communications from UUS:E. Not too many, we promise. Also, stop by the Newcomers Café during coffee hour.

If you are interested in the Unitarian Universalist Society: East religious education program, click here for Religious Education for Children and Youth.

You can also contact Jennifer Klee, membership chair, at or 860-875-1285 with any questions you have about UUS:E.

Save the Dates!

There are lots of opportunities to learn more about UUS:E or to pursue membership:

Meet the Church

Visitors are invited to meet Rev. Josh for a brief overview of UUS:E, followed by a tour of the building and grounds. Meet in his office after each service. No RSVP required.

Sunday after each service: October 4, December 13, March 6, April 17 and June 5

Introduction to Unitarian Universalist Society: East Workshop

Intro to Unitarian UniversalismRev. Josh and the Membership Committee present a lively and informative three-to-four-hour seminar about Unitarian Universalism and Unitarian Universalist Society: East. It’s a great way to learn more, and is required if you choose to become a member. Please RSVP to Annie Gentile in the UUS:E office at 860-646-5151. Contact Jennifer Klee with any questions ( Childcare is available upon request.

Sunday, Sept. 20, 1-4 PM, pizza lunch
Thursday, Nov. 5, 6-9 PM, light refreshments
Sunday, Feb. 28, 1-4 PM, pizza lunch
Sunday, April 24, 1-4 PM, pizza lunch

New Member Sunday

We will have a ceremony to welcome new members twice a year. RSVP to Annie Gentile in the UUS:E office at 860-646-5151. Contact Jennifer Klee with any questions (

Sunday, Nov. 15 and May 15

There will be a reception and dress rehearsal on the Thursday before, Nov. 12 and May 12 from 6-9 PM.

If you cannot attend one of these services, you can “sign the book” at any time. Contact Rev. Josh to make arrangements.

Childcare available upon request. Please phone the Unitarian Universalist Society: East office five days before to request.


Deepening Connections at Unitarian Universalist Society: EastDeepening Our UUS:E Connections

This program is for all new members of UUS:E (last three years) and it provides a chance to learn more about UUS:E, its ministry, programs, opportunities, and each other. Come share and learn together. Lunch will be served and childcare is available upon request. RSVP to Annie Gentile in the office at 860-646-5151.

Sunday, Jan. 17 and June 12 1-4 PM

History of Unitarian Universalist Society: East

A brief history of Unitarian Universalist Society: East can be found here.