Welcoming new minister to congregation

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Rev. Laurel Gray
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Westborough – The Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough (UUCSW) has welcomed Reverend Laurel Gray as their new minister. Gray begins her time in Westborough on Sunday, Sept. 8, as she leads the congregation in their annual in-gathering service and water communion.

“I’m excited to get to know you all and to be with you in worship and community,” Gray said. “I look forward to being with you on the journey of self‐discovery as we work toward creating a new mission and vision together.”

The service on Sept. 8 begins at 10:30 a.m. at the UUCSW Church, 64 West Main St., in Westborough. All are welcome and a potluck lunch will follow the service. Children are always welcome and there will be child care. The church is handicap accessible.

Gray is a native New Englander – she grew up in southern Rhode Island and attended college in Vermont – and is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist. She did her graduate work at Yale Divinity School in addition to spending a year at Starr King School for the Ministry. She previously served as the ministerial intern and summer minister at First Parish in Concord, and as the membership coordinator at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, Conn. Between college and graduate school, she lived in San Francisco and worked in the wedding and event industry. Laurel decided to go into parish ministry because she believes in the importance of having a space to search for meaning together and experience belonging.

For more information about the UUCSW, visit www.uucsw.org.