The Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River strongly supports individual spiritual growth. We have a Sunday service along with active adult and children religious education programs. We are an intentionally liberal and diverse community seeking to aid each other's individual spiritual growth. We value openness, community, growth and relationships.

It is the mission of the UUCR to foster liberal religious ideals through public worship, study, service, and fellowship; to provide a public forum to address religious, ethical, and moral issues; to support individual freedom of belief and caring human relationships; to become an intentionally diverse community; and to engage in promoting a just and humane social order.

Please join us. Sunday service is at 10:00 AM on Sundays.

Saturday, Jan 31, 6 PM,  Our UUCR Auction

 -- It's to happen! This Saturday. Don't miss it . . . an evening of excitement, fun, food, drink, and fellowship. Silent auction and refreshments begin at 6:00 PM, live auction to commence at 7 PM.  See you there! Click HERE for a partial list of tempting auction items.

This Sunday's Service

February 1st, 10 AM
Rev. Greg Chute,
"Making a Fresh Start."

Yes, life is full of joys and sorrows, good things and bad things. Often at this time of year we reflect on what the past year has brought and what we would wish for the new year. Sometimes we wish we could start over. Although we never can actually go back, perhaps we can change direction and make a fresh start. What would that look like, and how might we accomplish that?

This will be a service filled with inspiration and song! The renowned Sue Matthews will be our guest vocalist.


chaliceR.E. and Child Care Provided



As the holidays approach, please consider shopping options that help UUCR. Purchases made through the UUCR website:

link to and to earn dollars for UUCR at no cost to you.  Don’t just go to their websites – link to them through UUCR’s webpage, or click on the link just above.  A percentage of every purchase you make goes to us – and these percentages add up!

Also, take a look at our new products from our Fair Trade partner, Equal Exchange, including handmade gift wrap and decorative boxes fashioned from recycled cotton,not paper.  We also have a selection of organic fruits and nuts.  All in time for your holiday needs!  Check them out this Sunday, and be ready to purchase Acme Grocery Cards as well.



David Newell, our Minister, will hold hour by appointment.  For more info contact Dr. Newell at 410-708-3740 or at, or leave a message at 410-778-3440.  


Art at UUCR

Eastern Shore paintings by guest artist Marjorie Morani brighten our Sanctuary now and through the darkest days of January.  Each work invites us in to contemplate the peace, beauty, and spirituality of our regional marshes and waterways.  While she captures individual scenes working "in plein air" when weather permits, Marjorie is always aware of the contradictions beyond the immediate waterscape.

As she remarks, "Art is my way of expressing my feelings of the beauty of this earth's fragile ecosystem.  I have great love and concern for this beautiful planet that is being so abused by human thoughtlessness.  I just hope that perhaps my paintings will invoke a sense of appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us here on the Eastern Shore."
Marjorie studied with both New York colorist Sam Finestein and impressionistic painter Lois Griffel of the Cape Cod School of Art.  She also holds a degree in Studio Art and Art History. Many thanks to Marjorie for loaning these fine works for our wintertime reflection.


Please remember to support UUCR through the purchase of Acme and Fresh and Greens grocery cards and Fair Trade food products from Equal Exchange.  Check out these products on Sunday - look for them near the door to our wonderful new deck!



Every family is entitled to one free copy; duplicates may be purchased  at $5 each.  Please contact Margo,, if you need one or more.