Welcome to the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington.

For more than 200 years we have been a religious home for open-minded and big-hearted Vermonters. We are diverse in our thinking and beliefs, but we are united in our desire to live out the principles of Unitarian Universalism. We support each other in our religious and spiritual explorations, drawing on many different sources.

We have no creed. We create our community around a shared covenant or promise:

We are united in our commitment to live out our mission to inspire spiritual growth, to care for each other and our community, to seek truth, and to act for justice.

Our iconic building sits at the top of the Church Street Market Place, inviting all to worship, fellowship, justice-making, and compassionate care. We are an inclusive congregation welcoming all people––of whatever age, class, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, or sexual orientation––into our Beloved Community.

We hope you’ll continue to explore our website and join us this Sunday.  

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Upcoming Services

Sunday, October 1, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Andre Mol, Ministerial Intern

"The Space Between"
Names and categories create distinctions which we use to navigate our world. But what happens when society's standard labels don't fit our identity - black, white, gay, straight, male, female? We are more than just a label. Yet, it takes courage to live outside categorical norms. Our ministerial intern, Andre Mol, explores stories of individuals who risk living into their full humanity.

Worship Associate:
Kristin Kany                                                                             

Sunday, October 8, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

Rev. Phyllis B. O'Connell, Sabbatical Minister

"Is Health in Our Hands?"
Is good health a matter of good fortune, good genes, or good lifestyle choices? Do we really know? In what ways does courage play a role in health? Health and health care are much on all of our minds these days. It's a subject worth thinking and preaching about.

In addition to Rev. Phyllis's sermon, Ed DeMott who is a member of FUUSB and a Public Health Specialist, will speak briefly about Vermont's 3-4-50 program.

Worship Associate:
Melinda Lee


Questions about Rev. Mara's sabbatical?  Here's where to find the answers!

Sabbatical FAQ



 Find out what's happening at the First UU Society!

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Click Here to Read the Latest eNews Blast

Click Here to Read the Latest edition of "We Are Going! Reflections and Connections for UU Families"

Click Here to Read The Latest Newsletter, "The Steeple"

Click Here to Read Our Monthly Spiritual Themed Newsletter, "The Path"



Using Our Building

The First UU Society Meeting House is centrally located in downtown Burlington and offers several excellent rooms for events such as: 

Memorial services

Our building is accessible and is located near city parking and public transportation. 

To use our space for your wedding or other special event, click here.


 Business Office Hours:

Our office will be open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - Noon and from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  The office will be closed on Friday and Saturday.



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