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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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Come Visit

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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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Current youth participating in the Fall 2021 cohort of our Roxbury Youth Programs - an afterschool academic support program and  employment and training program focused on building communication, leadership, and community engagement skills.

This is our largest cohort to-date.

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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

  • Behind the Scenes: Tackling a Major Restoration of an Historic Structure
    Feb 07, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join us for Episode #04 of Treasures of the Meetinghouse as we speak to architects and project managers from DREAM Collaborative and historical preservationist, Andrea Gilmore, about all that goes in to restoring and renovating a building - and historic landmark - like First Church Roxbury.
  • Gentrification (UUUM's Community Conversations Series)
    Feb 08, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Gentrification: Root causes | Impact on individuals and families | What's being done to combat it, and how others can help those efforts. Join us and our guests Ronel Remy, David Mynott, and Paula Coar from City Life/Vida Urbana Thank you to our event sponsor: First Parish Church Weston
  • Tick Tock: The Historic Clocks + Everything You Ever  Wanted to Know About the Meetinghouse
    Jan 10, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join us for Episode #03 of Treasures of the Meetinghouse when we are joined by historian Thomas Plant, to discuss the historic clocks and everything else you want to know about the Meetinghouse.
  • Artist as Activist (UUUM's Community Conversations series)
    Jan 04, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us and our guests Ashe Gordon and Bithyah Israel for a discussion of "Artist as Activist" Thank you to event sponsors: First Church Boston & First Parish in Kingston
  • Community Conversations: Economic Justice and Closing the Wealth Gap
    Dec 14, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom
    Join us and our friends at the Boston Ujima Project to discuss economic justice and closing the wealth gap. Sponsored by: First Parish in Concord Thank you to the sponsor of this event:
  • Community Holiday Celebration
    Dec 12, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St, Roxbury, MA 02119
    Celebrate the Holidays with us! Join us for: - Christmas Music - Hot Cider & Hot Chocolate - Decorate and Ornament - Listen to Reading of A Christmas Story - & More!
  • The Organ Returns: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the  Restoration and Re-Installation of the Hook & Hastings Organ
    Dec 06, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 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
  • Community Conversations: Black Flight
    Nov 16, 2021, 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?" Sponsored by: Theodore Parker Unitarian Church Thank you to our event sponsor, Theodore Parker Church
  • An Archaeological Tour: Behind - and Beneath - the Landscape Restoration at First Church
    Nov 01, 2021, 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.
  • Open Air Art Exhibit
    Oct 17, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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, 2021, 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!

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