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.  

First UU Society Annual Meeting - June 5, 2016 at 11:15 a.m., in the Sanctuary.

Annual Meeting Warning

2016-2017 Proposed Budget Summary

Proposed Bylaws Changes - Summary 

Proposed Bylaws - Actual

 UU Spiritual Theme Circles

Spiritual Theme Circles are geared toward deepening FUUSB members’ and friends’ spiritual exploration and experience. The small reflection Circles consist of up to 11 participants and a trained facilitator who meet for one two-hour monthly session over a five month period. Participants should be at least 16 or a high school junior. We hold two “Circle seasons” per year.

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Click here to read, "The Path", our monthly spiritual theme newsletter. 


 Music Director Search Survey

As we embark on a search for a new Music Director, we invite you to contribute your feedback about our current First UU Society music ministry and your hopes and dreams for its future.

Click here to take the survey.

Upcoming Services


May Spiritual Theme, "Faith"

May 22- “Having Faith in Your Life, No Matter What”

Guest Speaker- Polly Young-Eisendrath
Worship Associate- Woody Fulton

9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Polly's sermon will draw on the following poem; please feel free to check it out in advance.


 POLLY YOUNG-EISENDRATH, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst,Psychologist, author; Clinical Supervisor, Norwich University,Northfield, Vermont; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry,University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont; and in privatepractice in central Vermont. She is chairperson of the non-profit "Enlightening Conversations: Buddhism and Psychoanalysis Meeting in Person" that hosts conferences in cities around the USA. She has published many chapters and articles, as well as fifteen books that have been translated into more than twenty languages. Her most recent books are The Present Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Discovery (Rodale, 2014); The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance (Little, Brown, 2008); and The Cambridge Companion to Jung: New and Revised, of which she is co-editor with Terence Dawson (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Polly’s forthcoming book, True Love Ways, will be published in 2018.


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

Click Here to Read the Procedure for Emergency Cancellation of Services

Click Here to Read the Latest eNews Blast!

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

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

Click Here to Read Our Post-Service Resource, "Afterword"!


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 business offices are generally open Monday - Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.   The building is open at other times by appointment only.



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