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The Unitarian
Universalists of
Gettysburg is a
member of the Joseph Priestly District of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

We welcome all people to our church, regardless of religious background, political persuasion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, class, or disability.


Come meet our new ministers Rev. Phyllis Hubbell and Rev. John Manwell. We are excited to have them!

Upcoming Events

Share the Joy, Share a Toy

In addition to collecting mittens, scarves, and hats for our Mitten Tree, we are asking the congregation to donate new, unwrapped toys to distribute to our community through SCCAP, Manos Unidas, and Survivors.  There will be a Christmas box next to our Mitten Tree where you can leave your toys for the children.  We are hoping to make a difference in our community by spreading peace, love, and understanding.  The toys will go out for delivery on December 20, so be sure to bring in your donations early.   

December 13th: Interfaith Vigil

Wednesday, December 13, marks the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, which will be commemorated at vigils all across the country.  Please join Adams County's interfaith vigil for victims of gun violence on December 13, 2017.  A candlelight procession of 92 people will symbolize those we lose daily to gun violence. Chapel of the United Lutheran Seminary (147 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg PA, 17325), December 13, 7-7:30pm (arrive at 6:45 to join the procession).  Sponsored by the Adams County Human Relations Council, Gettysburg for Gun Sense, and the United Lutheran Seminary.


December 14th: UUG Book Club

The next meeting of the UUG Book Club will take place at 6:30 pm, Thursday, December 14, at church.  Under discussion will be the current book we are reading, Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill by Sonia Purnell.  Interesting to learn is the influence she had on Winston and on policy. Newcomers are always welcome at the meetings of the UUG Book Club.  We invite any and all to join us for our discussions.

December 15th: Dinner Together

December's Third Friday Dine Out (affectionately known as TFDO) will be on December 15 at 6 pm.  We will enjoy a buffet at Chez Cheri Café (formerly SCCAP Café, 151 N. Stratton St, rear).  To reserve a spot please email Peter at boving.peter@gmail.com before noon on Wednesday, December 13.

The Candle Project

Throughout the world, lighting candles is a sacred ritual. We light a candle for many purposes: to illuminate darkness, dedicate prayers, solidify intentions, offer blessings, evoke Spirit, and/or to nourish grateful living.   For some Humanists the candle is used as a symbol of the light of reason or rationality. Lighting a candle is a long-held practice in many cultural, family and faith traditions. The practice is common across international borders and societies. Lighting candles can bring serenity, focus and comfort to participants. 

Your Stewardship Committee is offering everyone an opportunity to light candles of hope, remembrance, or to honor causes close to your heart.  Lit candles will be on the altar for each Sunday service from November 26 through January 14. Each person or cause honored along with the donor’s name will be displayed on a list at the back of the church.  The list will be updated on a weekly basis.  Suggested donation is $20 per candle. Forms to purchase your candles are attached and will be also be handed out with the Order of Service this Sunday, November 5.  There will be a box placed on the organ in the front of the church where you may deposit the completed forms along with payment or you can hand your form to Bonnie Overholtzer or Susan Swope.  If you are unable to make it to church you can mail the completed form to UUG to the attention of Bonnie Overholtzer.  For any questions, please contact Susan Swope or Bonnie Overholtzer.

Your Stewardship Committee


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December 2017

12/3/17 Finding Grace in Giving Rev. Phyllis Hubbell
12/10/17 Our Sacred Earth, the Christ Consciousness and the New World Coming In Mare Cromwell
The Three Wise Women
Megan Mathieson
A Tree for Benji (a holiday service for all ages)
Rev. John Manwell
12/31/17 Burning Bowl Joanne Nicholson and Linda Noble

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