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Barbara Merritt

The Rev. Barbara Merritt served as senior minister of the First Unitarian Church in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1983 to 2010. A lifelong Unitarian, she is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California. She is the author of Amethyst Beach: Meditations.


A broken hallelujah
Praise in the midst of a broken world and a broken heart? Sing hallelujah in the darkest season of the year?
By Barbara Merritt 12.15.08

The death of li'l Anthrax
A more vicious little creature you could hardly imagine.
By Barbara Merritt 8.18.07

Excess baggage
I decided that this was an auspicious moment to have a discussion with my older child about 'nonmaterialism.'
By Barbara Merritt 7.2.07