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Starr King Fellowship Building

About

ABOUT US

Our Story

Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship had its beginning on a snowy afternoon in 1980 when eighteen adults gathered in response to a newspaper ad.

 

Two months later the Fellowship was admitted to membership in the Unitarian Universalist Association, with twenty-four charter members. At first meetings were held in various member homes and later at the Easter Seal Society (now the Plymouth Police Station), the Masonic Hall (now apartments), and the Yankee Fitness Center on Fairgrounds Road. 

 

Finally, in 1995, we built our own home on Fairgrounds Road where we still are today.

Starr King in winter
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Thomas Starr King

Our Fellowship is named to honor the memory of Rev. Thomas Starr King (1824 - 1864).  He became an abolitionist and a well-known speaker during his eleven-year Unitarian ministry in Boston. 

What We Believe

In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart. 

Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before. 

Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to embrace diverse teachings from Eastern and Western religions and philosophies. 


The Seven Principles 

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person; 

  • Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations; 

  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregation; 

  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; 

  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregation and in society at large; 

  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all; 

  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Learn more about UU here.

 

Our Mission & Vision​

At Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, we cultivate more love in the world and nurture more love for the world. 

 

Our Fellowship welcomes and cares for people of all ages and varied identities. We experience joy as we build community and use our relationships with each other to create a more loving world.
   
Our Fellowship embraces what is meaningful and beautiful. We offer diverse experiences in worship, music, and the arts through our services, events, and the use of our building.  

 

We live and model our values, collectively creating social and environmental justice with direct action and financial support.

Reverend Linda Barnes

Meet Our Minister

Reverend Dr. Linda Barnes came to New Hampshire from the Midwest in 2016. Her life has been a rich tapestry of experience that includes nearly 20 years as a community college biology professor and organic farmer. 

Starr King Fellowship Building

Building Rentals

Looking for a space for your meetings or retreats?

 

We have a number of rooms available including meeting rooms, a conference room, a fellowship hall, and a kitchen.

 

Please fill out a request form and our office administrator will be in touch. 

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