Our roots here in Haverhill go deep. The UU Church of Haverhill is a federation between two of Haverhill's historic churches, the First Parish (Unitarian), which was founded in 1645 and the First Universalist Church, which was founded in 1825. These two congregations officially joined in 1950, 11 years before the two denominations came together to form the Unitarian Universalist Association. To learn more about the UUA, visit their website
Our beautiful church building was built by members of the First Universalist Church in the late 1800s, and people have been gathering for worship here on Kenoza Avenue since 1894. There is a wheelchair accessible entrance and accessible parking spaces, as well as a parking lot, at the rear of the building on Ashland Street. On-street parking is available in front of the church on Kenoza Avenue. Church office hours and contact information are available here.
UUs try to embrace diversity with a generosity of spirit. Our Unitarian forbear Francis David described our tradition well when he said, “We need not think alike to love alike.” In this congregation we do not all believe the same thing or express our theology and spirituality in the same way. We trust that this diversity is a source of strength and vitality, and that we will learn from each other and draw support from one another, which will help us to grow deeper in the spiritual life. We invite you to join us!