Get Involved!

Become involved with a project that has caught your passion: whether it's Green Sanctuary, Gift-Based Ministry, as a worship associate, leading a covenant group, or something entirely different, your congregation needs your involvement in order to benefit from your unique talents and gifts!

Become a religious educator. Whether you are working with children, youth, young adults, or adults, this work can be deeply fulfilling and fun!

Offer to become a lay leader in your congregation. Talk to your nominating committee. If your congregation's in search for new professional leadership, think about whether you might contribute in new and exciting ways to that venture.

Witness your faith in the company of others, on behalf of your congregation. Seek out connections with other religious groups who share similar values. Help carry the message -- beyond your congregation -- that makes clear Unitarian Universalism's values and voice in this challenging world.

Become a delegate to your UUA District's meetings. You'll learn new skills, develop a sense of Unitarian Universalism that extends beyond your own congregation, and help nurture the vitality of our faith in your district.

Don't wait to be asked: contact your congregation's Nominating Committee and tell them you're willing to serve. They'll be glad to hear from you!

- from the UUA

Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center


Gifts for Your Congregants

Dear Colleague,
To assist you with virtual outreach to your congregants in the midst of the pandemic, Murray Grove has launched the first in a series of free online programs by three prominent, global presenters in their respective fields.

Programs are Movement/Qigong by Francesco Garri Garripoli; Mind, Body, Spirit by Dr. Carol Penn; and Now is Our Time by Rev. Terry Chapman. Each facilitator has produced 3 short videos which we will be posting on our social media, web site and via special mailings. Programs will inspire, engage and empower our global Unitarian Universalist Community in these times of online intimacy.

This year we are promoting a continent-wide celebration of 250 years of Universalism, its importance in the past and its impact now and for the future. To aid you in celebrating Universalism's Sestercentennial, a Universalism Toolkit has been created.

We are so grateful to all the congregations that contribute to Murray Grove. We invite your congregation to make a special donation in 2020 to honor the 250th anniversary of Universalism.

Please Save the Date: 250th Save the Date flyer for the October 2-4, 2020 Sestercentennial celebration at Murray Grove included. More information to come.

Diem, Dominick, and Carol

Diem Jones, Executive Director
Dominick DePinto, Board President
Carol Haag, Development Committee Chair

Rev. Carol S. Haag Unitarian Universalist Minister, retired
Murray Grove Development Committee Chair
Love that won't let you down
Love that won't let you go
Love that won't let you off.

250th Anniversary for Murray Grove

Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center is planning the 250th Anniversary celebration of the first Universalist sermon in Colonial America. John Murray conducted a religious service back on Sept. 29, 1770 in the small chapel that Thomas Potter had built on his land. As the Trustees of the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention (TPUC) representative to the planning committee, Fern C. was asked to give a brief report at the October 2017 Annual Meeting.

You may read her report here. We have our own 200th Anniversary in the same year, 2020, and it seems that we may find opportunities to connect the two celebrations in some meaningful ways.