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Our Faith 


Organized in 1867, the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House (UUMH) of Pittsfield is one of the town's oldest faith communities and one of the region's richest architectural and artistic gems. For over 150 years, the UUMH has nurtured spiritual exploration through a diverse array of religious traditions and experiences.

We are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be.

We come from all over Central Maine and we welcome the whole spectrum of people. It doesn't matter so much what you believe at UUMH; we don't have to think alike to love alike.

UUMH follows the arc of the national UUA and responds locally to the community needs of Central Mainers. We're both a church and a community living room housed within one gorgeous and historic building you must see to believe. Come for the organized Sunday services full of pop music or for a drum circle, meditation or local supper during the week. Come for vespers or an art reception, a dance, or a community cabaret. Or host your own.

We welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes.

Drop us a line and introduce yourself here.

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Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes Seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world's religions:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person

  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

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

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

Our spirituality draws from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition as described in our six sources

Learn more about Unitarian Universalism here.



Rev. Jess Tardy

Interfaith Minister

Palmyra born and raised. Ordained by the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. Graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Folklore & Mythology. Singer-songwriter. Rabid fan  of Stephen King novels, classic soul music, and stinky cheese. 


Rev. Julianne Bousquet

UU Community Minister

Graduate of Weston School of Theology and the Boston Theological Institute. North American Ministerial Fellowship recipient. Hospice Chaplain with over four decades of experience. Patriots fan, outdoor enthusiast, self-care advocate.

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Holly Zadra

Council President

Montana native and Pittsfield resident for 10+ years. Community organizer. Local food advocate. Sundew Studio Owner & Registered Yoga Teacher. Masters Degree from Bread Loaf School of English. Mama of four boys. Lover of singing, studying, writing, moving the body, and making things better.


Ed Arnold

Community Music Director

Long Islander now enjoying rural Maine's starry skies. Berklee College of Music grad. Drummer, songwriter, educator. Worked at the Perkins School for 15+ years. Fan of bonfires, noise, deep silence, and the power music has to connect people. Proud dad of Zappa the dachshund.