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Mission Statement:
A welcoming congregation
    of and for all ages

Working for justice and
    compassion in our world

Encouraging spiritual journeys
   and thoughtful dialogue.

Featured Event

POSTPONED until tomorrow evening
C.L. Fornari's Garden Party in her beautiful garden will take place on Saturday, August 27 from 5-7pm.
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Featured Information

Sermon "Talking About God"
Rev. Dr. John Nichols delivered a sermon on August 7, 2016 that some members regret having missed. His brother, Mark who is a member of UCB, has graciously sent us a copy of that sermon for us all to read and enjoy. Thank you, John and Mark. Talking About God sermon »

Environment Survey of Candidates
The Green Sanctuary Committee has surveyed all Cape Cod candidates for state and local office to gather their thoughts on the issues and solutions facing our unique environment here on the Cape. Results and more information »

UCB Community Action
During the past year, both the Parish Council and the Rev. Dr. Kristen Harper wrote letters decrying the well-publicized reaction of fear to allowing Syrian refugees into the USA. Kristen's letter was written to Gov. Baker, asking for a change of heart from his initial exclusion statement. He did change his position. The Parish Council letter, signed by 78 church members and friends, was sent to many politicians and local news outlets. It was printed in both the Barnstable Patriot and as an OpEd piece in the Cape Cod Times. Please, take a moment and read both letters.

Parish Council letter
Minister's letter


All church read: Active Hope

Susan Starkey and Rev. Dr. Kristen Harper will begin an All Church Book Group on September 16. Using the book “ACTIVE HOPE: How To Face The Mess We're In Without Going Crazy” as a guide, this 4 part series is for anyone at UCB and/or the larger community who wants support to find the best ways to "change ourselves so that we are strong enough to fully contribute to the great shift", whether that is a shift in the political climate, environmental justice and climate change, social, gender or racial justice, or your unique calling. Active Hope is available for $14 from the church office. Please read the first 5 chapters this summer. Learn more »

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Sunday, August 28, 10:30am
When You Wish Upon a Star...
Guest Speaker, Rev. Charles Ortman

Reverend Dr. Kristen Harper Rev. Dr. Kristen L. Harper
I welcome you to join this vibrant, intergenerational community.
Letter to Gov. Baker

Welcome to the Unitarian Church of Barnstable located in Barnstable Village on beautiful Cape Cod.

If you’re looking for people who share a common curiosity, a desire for spiritual direction, and a commitment to our planet and all its inhabitants—you’ll find them here. If you’re looking for a congregation of seekers who come from a variety of religious and philosophical backgrounds—Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, Buddhist, agnostic, atheist, humanist, and others—you’ll feel right at home. If you’re looking for a community that celebrates diversity—you’ll fit right in.  If you’re looking for a denomination that affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth—you’ll like it here.

But the most important thing you’ll find here is the opportunity to be part of a caring, friendly community. Why not get to know us? We invite you to worship with us and explore our many programs and activities for people of all ages and interests. Learn more »


We are a Welcoming CongregationWe are a Welcoming Congregation

Officially designated in February 2000. Learn more »



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Our Green Sanctuary Committee has received certification as an official Green Sanctuary church. Learn more »