Minister: Rev. Clare L. Petersberger
A Welcoming Congregation


Our Vision

Towson Unitarian Universalist Church is a beacon for free-thinking religion fostering spiritual and intellectual growth for all ages while promoting an active commitment to the wider world.

Our Mission

TUUC celebrates a caring and diverse congregation while growing and changing to meet the needs of our members. Each day we are . . .

Dedicating ourselves to the free and responsible search for religious truth and meaning

Celebrating the Unitarian Universalist Principles

Attracting and welcoming all to our church home

Governing through involvement of the entire church community

Sharing our talents and resources with the church and greater community

Coordinating activities and programs toward clear goals.

Our Covenant

As we endeavor to achieve our vision and mission we do so in a spirit of mutual acceptance, openness and friendship. We make these promises as we carry out our work:

To respect one another

To learn from one another

To nurture an environment of direct and positive communication




Sermon Text
from May 31, 2015


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Upcoming Service

December 6

9:30 and 11:15 AM

The Mystery Of Hanukkah

Rev. Clare Petersberger

Tonight, the first candle of Hanukkah will be lighted in Jewish homes. The stories of the origins of Hanukkah are filled with mystery. Politically, in the words of David Brooks, Hanukkah "commemorates an event in which the good guys did horrible things, the bad guys did good things and in which everybody is flummoxed by insoluble conflicts that remain with us today." Religiously, there is the story of the rededication of The Temple and only enough oil for one day.  Yet this oil mysteriously burns for eight days---the time needed to prepare more oil. And in the interweaving of these stories, there is the mystery of how, from small lights of hope, we humans learn once again who we are. This morning, we celebrate the mystery of Hanukkah

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Community Events

What the Dickens Holiday Show

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Towson Unitarian Universalist Church

Charles Dickens had more Christmas stories than just “A Christmas Carol.” Members of the TUUC Readers Theatre will present a few of those and other period writers in “What the Dickens Holiday Show.” In addition to a condensed version of “A Christmas Carol,” veteran actors from Theater Hopkins, J.R. Lyston and Carol Mason, along with Karyn Marsh and Alice Bergmann, will present the Holly Tree, The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus, and the Night After Christmas, among others in readers theatre format. There will also be a story in honor of Hanukkah. Admission, which includes traditional holiday treats, is $15 at the door. Children are welcome.

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Towson Unitarian Universalist Church

1710 Dulaney Valley Road
Lutherville, MD 21093-9705


Phone: 410-825-6045
Fax: 410-825-3427


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Mon Nov 30 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Mindful Way Meditation
Mon Nov 30 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Tue Dec 01 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Adult Religious Exploration (ARE) - Spiritual Theme of the Month Club
Wed Dec 02 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Thu Dec 03 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chalice Circle
Fri Dec 04 @ 5:30PM - 11:00PM
Alt Music Concert
Sat Dec 05 @ 7:00AM - 04:00PM
Blood Drive
Sat Dec 05 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Hanging of the Greens Party
Sat Dec 05 @ 5:00PM - 09:00PM
Unitarian Universalist Mid Atlantic Community
Sun Dec 06 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Sunday Service
Sun Dec 06 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Green Sanctuary
Sun Dec 06 @11:15AM - 12:15PM
Sunday Service
Sun Dec 06 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Christmas Show by TUUC Readers' Theatre
Mon Dec 07 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Exploration (YRE)
Mon Dec 07 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Mindful Way Meditation
Mon Dec 07 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chalice Circle
Tue Dec 08 @12:30PM - 02:00PM
Chalice Circle
Tue Dec 08 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Aging Together
Tue Dec 08 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Worship Associates
Tue Dec 08 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chalice Circle
Wed Dec 09 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
RYA: Rainbow Youth Alliance
Wed Dec 09 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Wed Dec 09 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Parents of Transgender Children
Wed Dec 09 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
TUUC Board of Trustees
Thu Dec 10 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Adult Religious Exploration (ARE) - Myth
Thu Dec 10 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Chalice Circle
Sat Dec 12 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Pageant Rehearsal - Tentative
Sat Dec 12 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM