The Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson was founded by abolitionists more than 150 years ago. Since then, our church has been a beacon of hope, voice for justice, and sanctuary of peace for many life occasions and rites of passage.
We are a member church of the Unitarian Universalist Association, welcoming people of all faiths and spiritual affiliations, including theists, pagans, atheists, and agnostics. We gather together to transform our lives and the world with love, integrity, and compassion.
We welcome all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, economic status, ability, or beliefs. We are a small but growing congregation with a grand vision of serving the larger community and we hope you are inspired to join us!
UCMH is led by the Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann. “Rev. Alice” has served the church in various roles since 2004, including Associate Minister, Director of Religious Education, and Co-Founder of UCMH’s Spiritual Growth and Community Center. She is an Honors Graduate of Andover Newton Theological School, as well as a wife, mother, and resident of Hudson.
UCMH holds weekly Sunday services at 10:30am. Here people will find a joyful, peaceful experience filled with heartwarming and inspirational stories, wonderful music, and fresh coffee, refreshments, and fellowship in our Worship Café.
Each Sunday we explore spiritual themes such as Possibility, Trust, Journey, Wholeness, Curiosity, and Beauty. Our sanctuary is graced with the beautiful sounds of our choir, led by our Music/Choir Director and pianist, Carole Graves. Our services often include guest speakers as well as guest musicians, such as live steel pan drums, classical harp, cello, guitar and flute duets, and our resident youth jazz band.
Related youth activities are available downstairs or with multigenerational services co-led by Cynthia Menard, UCMH’s Lifelong Learning Director and Youth Educator. We cultivate spiritual values such as wonder and awe, kindness and compassion, gratitude and generosity, creativity, acceptance of others, and more. The activities are scalable and age appropriate for a variety of children from toddlers to teens.
UCMH also hosts First Sunday Food Sharing, an initiative where parishioners are invited to bring non-perishable food to the first Sunday service of each month to help those in need. To arrange a drop-off at other times, please contact the church office at 978.562.9180.
Spiritual Growth and Community Center
UCMH offers many programs, classes, and workshops for personal development and spiritual enrichment throughout the year. Events range from Sessions Performances and Open Mic Nights and FreeDrum, to open art studios, Japanese playgroups, Buddhist meditation and book club, full moon rituals, holiday celebrations, and much more. There truly is something for everyone with dozens of programs for all ages and interests each semester.