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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
URBAN MINISTRY

UU Urban Ministry's work begins in Roxbury.  It doesn't end there.

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Contact Us

John Eliot Square
10 Putnam Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

617-318-6010
engagement@uuum.org

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OUR MISSION: WE WORK ACROSS RACE & PLACE TO DISMANTLE RACISM & WHITE SUPREMACY CULTURE & TO ADVANCE RACIAL, ECONOMIC, & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Our Vision: We envision a Greater Boston where all people live with freedom and dignity, and have equitable access to resources and opportunity to shape the present and the future.

IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY FOR NEARLY 200 YEARS

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Survivors of domestic violence have graduated from Believe in Success, our job- and education-readiness training program, since 2017.

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Youth in the inaugural 2020 cohort of Community Leadership Corps, an employment and training program focused on building communication, leadership, and community engagement skills.

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Years providing safe housing and healing counseling to families fleeing from domestic violence through our Renewal House shelter.

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Audience members logged-in to our first-ever virtual Community Conversation, featuring historian and former State Representative Byron Rushing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • An Archaeological Tour: Behind - and Beneath - the Landscape Restoration at First Church
    Nov 01, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Treasures of the Meetinghouse Series Episode #01: Join us and city archaeologist, Joe Bagley, as we discuss the recently completed restoration of the greenspace at the UU Urban Ministry's campus in Roxbury's historic John Eliot Square.
  • Community Conversations: Black Flight
    Nov 16, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us and historian Byron Rushing as we discuss, "Black Flight: The recent census shows that Black Bostonians are steadily leaving the city. Why, and what are the implications?"
  • The Organ Returns: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the  Restoration and Re-Installation of the Hook & Hastings Organ
    Dec 06, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us for Episode #02 of the Treasures of the Meetinghouse series when we are joined by historian, Thomas Plant, to discuss First Church Roxbury's historic Hook & Hastings organ. This mid-nineteenth century organ was taken apart and removed from the Meetinghouse to undergo a full cleaning and re
  • Tick Tock: A Glimpse at the Historic Clocks  of the Meetinghouse
    Jan 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us for Episode #03 of Treasures of the Meetinghouse when we are joined by William Cheney, executive director of the Willard House & Clock Museum, to discuss the many historic clocks on both the exterior and interior of First Church Roxbury.
  • Behind the Scenes: Tackling a Major Restoration of an Historic Structure
    Feb 07, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us for Episode #04 of Treasures of the Meetinghouse as we speak to architects and project managers from DreamWorks Collaborative and historical preservationist, Andrea Gilmore, about all that goes in to restoring and renovating a building - and historic landmark - like First Church Roxbury.
  • Open Air Art Exhibit
    Oct 17, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Open Air Art Exhibit on Sunday, Oct. 17th from 11am-6pm at the UU Urban Ministry (10 Putnam St. Roxbury, MA 02119) This event is part of the UUUM's Roxbury Artist Amplification Project, and will feature the work of artists featured in our Artist Directory.
  • Jazz on the Green Summer Series w/ The Makanda Project
    Oct 02, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Join us this summer on our beautiful greenspace for great jazz from The Makanda Project with the company of friends and neighbors. These shows are FREE - all are welcome. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and stay a while!
  • Roxbury Neighborhood Event
    Oct 02, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    You're invited! We invite our Roxbury neighbors to join us for fun, food, and festivities on Oct. 2nd.
  • Book Signing with Valerie Foxx
    Sep 25, 1:00 PM
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
  • Jazz on the Green Summer Series w/ The Makanda Project
    Sep 11, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Join us this summer on our beautiful greenspace for great jazz from The Makanda Project with the company of friends and neighbors. These shows are FREE - all are welcome. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and stay a while!
  • Boot Camp: Community Wellness Series
    Sep 09, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Boot Camp; Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm This eight week series will be taught by Emanuel Williams from Unified Fitness gym in Hyde Park.
  • Stretching & Relaxation: Community Wellness Series
    Sep 07, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Stretching & Relaxation; Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm This eight week series will be taught by yoga instructor Nicole Flynt. Bring a yoga mat or towel and join us!
  • Boot Camp: Community Wellness Series
    Sep 02, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Boot Camp; Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm This eight week series will be taught by Emanuel Williams from Unified Fitness gym in Hyde Park.
  • Stretching & Relaxation: Community Wellness Series
    Aug 31, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Stretching & Relaxation; Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm This eight week series will be taught by yoga instructor Nicole Flynt. Bring a yoga mat or towel and join us!
  • Boot Camp: Community Wellness Series
    Aug 26, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Boot Camp; Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm This eight week series will be taught by Emanuel Williams from Unified Fitness gym in Hyde Park.
  • Writing on the Green
    Aug 26, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Writing on the Green This activity is to build community by inviting attendees to write about meaningful experiences relating to a common theme, and people are invited to share, if they so desire. Writing materials will be provided.
  • Stretching & Relaxation: Community Wellness Series
    Aug 24, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Stretching & Relaxation; Tuesdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm This eight week series will be taught by yoga instructor Nicole Flynt. Bring a yoga mat or towel and join us!
  • Boot Camp: Community Wellness Series
    Aug 19, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
    UU Urban Ministry Greenspace, 10 Putnam St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
    Boot Camp; Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm This eight week series will be taught by Emanuel Williams from Unified Fitness gym in Hyde Park.

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