Nurture Your Spirit ~ Help Heal the World        

Our Mission
Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society is a welcoming congregation that supports lifelong spiritual growth, fosters reverence for nature, promotes justice and serves the local and global community.

Childcare and Religious Education classes are available September through June, and chlidcare is available for all ages in July and August. Our Newcomers section is designed to help you learn about SUUS and what to expect when you visit. For directions, click here. To read our Weekly News, click here.  To take a virtual tour of our space, click here.

Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30AM - 4:00PM; Thursday 9:30 - 4:30. Office Closed Monday & Friday.

"Love is the spirit of this church and service its law.

To dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love and to help one another."

Services begin at 10:30AM 

October 6, 10:30 - Rev. Lyn Oglesby - "Blessing of the Animals"

CROP WALK today!  Contact Beth Skudder or Yann vanHeurck for details!

October 13, 10:30 - SUUS member, Steve Ernst - "In Translation: Many Words on the Way to the Beloved Community"

October 20, 10:30 - SUUS members Brianna Benn-Mirandi, Jenny Lee, Steve Ernst - " Sharing Our Spiritual Journeys, Part 2

October 27, 10:30 - Rev. Lyn Oglesby - "Music Sunday"

 First day of Religious Education Classes for children and youth; childcare available for our youngest



   To all parents, please contact our Director of Religous Education, Nathan Pawelek to register your children for this year's classes.  


Social Justice News

This year, our Social Action Committee (SAC) has  dedicated money from the "Standing On The Side of Love" fund to three recipients through the microfinancing organization KIVA. Below are pictures and a brief description of who Shoreline UU is supporting. These three loans are now fully funded through our contributions and contributions from others. For more information, contact Bill Cash, co-chair of SAC to learn more about our conitnuing support through KIVA.   KIVA has a 98.6% loan repayment rate.and as the loans are repaid, Shoreline UU will continue to invest in others.


A loan helped Madina to buy a new sewing machine. She was born in the northern part of Tajikistan in 1986. She is living in a remote district with her family. She is married and has two children. Her husband is a constructor. She is a tailor. She sews beautiful traditional women's dresses at home. She was taught how to sew by her mother and sisters. She has two sewing machines that help her to work efficiently. She is planning to buy a new sewing machine and get students to teach how to sew. She appealed to IMON and Kiva to get a loan to buy a new sewing machine. She hopes to be supported and awaits your compassion.


A loan helped Muhammad to buy a new rickshaw. Muhammad is a 28-year-old single man from Dier Al-Balah in the besieged Gaza Strip, where unemployment is very high. He has been transporting goods using his rickshaw for the past year. Muhammad buys products wholesale and resells them for a small profit margin.  Muhammad’s loan will enable him to buy more inventory and goods to resell, and eventually increase the size of his business and his income.

A loan helped Jorge Alberto to buy organic manure, coffee plants from organic sources, pay for labor and other materials needed to convert his coffee plantation to organic.Alberto is a 34 year old farmer who works at producing coffee under the different certifications such as Free Trade and Rainforest. Alberto would like to convert his coffee crops to 100% organic, At the moment Alberto helps with the expenses of his mother's house who is a single mother of four children. Alberto has the goal for his siblings to have a better quality of living andhe also wants to save a bit in order to have an economic base when it is time to form his own family.The production of organic coffee is something of a novelty for the region and conditions are good for production and marketing through COCAFCAL guarantees that his efforts are well paid. A loan will help Alberto have the income needed to save and therefore have the opportunity to excel both as a person and economically.


What We Believe (In 30 Seconds)

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Connecting With UUs

Clicking on the icons below will take you to UU organizations. Unitarian Unversalist Association, Standing on the Side of Love, UU Service Committee, UU College of Social Justice, Church of the Younger Fellowship, Church of the Larger Fellowship, the Clara Barton District/New England Region.


Facility Rentals

Our Meeting Room, Library, RE rooms and Coffee Room are available for short term or long term rentals. For more information on renting our facility for your group or event, please click here.  To view our different rooms, click here.

Shoreline UU Society Congregational Covenant

Accepted by the Congregation at the 02/08/2015 Meeting

To ensure our community is a safe and inspirational place where we welcome all, embrace diversity, and support individuals, we the members of Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society commit to the following:


1.    Act with good will and assume good intentions

2.    Listen deeply and appreciatively

3.    Speak with care and loving kindness

4.    Be willing to be changed

5.    Stay in relationship even in disagreement and respect one another’s points of view

6.    Participate in our democratic process

7.    Bring concerns to the appropriate people, encourage and assist others in this process as needed

8.    Respect the roles, responsibilities and abilities of members, leaders, staff and minister as we work to live our mission and to serve needs greater than our own

9.    Enrich our community by freely sharing our strengths, our talents and our resources

10.Support each other when we fall short of this covenant, and help one another to return to covenant


This covenant is a living document. It can be reviewed by the congregation at any time in the future and adapted to fit changing needs and circumstances. It represents a commitment to thoughtful, active participation in the life of this religious community.

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The Unitarian Universalist Association expects all of its member congregations to be welcoming to individuals and families regardless of sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity or expression, race or ethnicity, ability/disability, class, age, or language and citizenship status. Shoreline has been recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation since 1993.