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.
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. Jess Tardy
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.
UU Community Minister
Rev. Julianne Bousquet
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.
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.