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        One church, many paths
                                      ...even spiral ones!


         Come, Come, Whoever You Are!


             We're so glad you found us!

            The Walpole Unitarian Church is a congregation of people who have been committed and involved in the church for decades, as well as newcomers just entering our community.

            We embrace a diversity of religious beliefs and practices, celebrating and honoring faith traditions that offer an abundance of common ground and richness of thought and spiritual exploration.

Our Upcoming Services:

 All services are at 10 a.m.

May 7 – First Sunday gathering led by Dorothy Grover-Read, "Throwing it all away." In honor of Green Up Day, we'll talk about food waste in our society, and its impact on the environment.

May 14 – Mother’s Day, No service this Sunday.

May 21 – “Celia Thaxter: Naturalist, Artist, Mystic and Shoaler” Rev. Elaine shares stories from the extraordinarily creative life of Celia Thaxter, daughter of a lighthouse keeper born 1835 and quasi-Unitarian. If you would like to read a poem by Celia Thaxter in this service, contact Rev. Elaine.

May 28 –“Synchronicity Sunday.” Rev. Elaine preaches on the “invisible currents” Dr. Bernard Beitman describes in his book “Meaningful Coincidences: How and Why Synchronicity and Serendipity Happen.”




Events at Our

Church and Hastings Parish House


 Who are we?

We are an active congregation with links to many activities.


Read more about our many events

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Our Service Topics

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Spiritual Discussion Series continues

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Book Club

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Social Justice Committee

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Holiay Bake Sale

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Spiritual Discussion Series Continues

          All are welcome to join us on a Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.  

                                          >>>Read more here!


Thoughts and Meditations:


           "If we can muster up that degree of commitment and get away from the uniquely American perception that if something can't be done immediately it isn't worth doing, then I think the Hunger Movement, this small but growing minority of us, can have a truly significant impact."

                                                                 ~Harry Chapin

Meditation on Thursdays


Need a moment?

The meditation group meets every Thursday evening, from  7 – 8 p.m.

at Hastings House in Walpole. It begins with a reading followed by

silent meditation. Everyone is welcome.

                                                                     Read more here >>>

Open Book

What are we reading? 


       Our Book Club meets on a Monday of the month via Zoom at present.  

 For information on our group, or this book

 Read more here >>>

Stop by our new spiritual bookshelf at the church!

Mystics Circle


     The Mystics Circle is held on the second Friday evening of every month, beginning with a potluck at 5:30pm, and followed by a discussion at the Hastings Parish House in Walpole on a wonderful range of topics. 

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       Our church and parish house offer a traditional setting for your special celebration, including weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, and child naming ceremonies, with our ministers officiating. It is also available for other group parties and events.


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Our Mission 


     Our Welcoming, inclusive Congregation embraces Spiritual Exploration, Social Justice, and Love for each other and the Planet.



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Our Church by Leola G.

When all this is over

By Dorothy Grover-Read


When all this is over,

maybe we’ll think how beautifully the spring birds sang, 

how bright the pink moon shone.


Perhaps we’ll remember the first warm breeze 

that nudged the mulch from the way of daffodils,

the squirrels who entertained us,

or the elder’s tears when a stranger brought bread.


Maybe we’ll recall the passing nods of greeting, 

the middle-aged couple dancing in the empty street,

the letter written in beautiful cursive, 

or the smell of first-cut grass.


When all this is over, 

perhaps we’ll think about angels who sewed masks for strangers, 

and sang to each other from a distance, 

those who carried food to our cars,

heroes in hospitals who focused on hope,


Parents who kept their children safe and smiling.


Our hearts may remember the return of dolphins to Venice, 

and mountains fresh and visible for lack of haze,

the planet saying “See how easy this could be? See?”


Perhaps we will rethink the word “essential,”

and remember how we made soup, made bread, and made do.


And when this is all over, 

maybe we’ll recognize 

we’ve always been connected, 

listen a little deeper, notice a little more, 

waste a little less, and live a little better.

~ Dorothy Grover-Read

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