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.  

We are on Soundcloud!

We have some exciting news that we hope will continue to bring nourishment and comfort!

We are now on Soundcloud, a platform that allows us to create sounds and share them with you and the world. Over the next few months we'll be moving all of our sermons there. In the meantime, we have sermons from the past few weeks.

Please enjoy Rev. Mara's beautiful sermon from worship on Sunday, November 13, and we warmly welcome you to share with your family, friends, and anyone that needs it. As Leonard Cohen said, "There's a crack in everything/ That's how the light gets in".


Upcoming Services

Sunday January 15 - "The Moral Center"
w/ Rev. Mara Dowdall

This Sunday of MLK weekend, our service will take its inspiration from Rev. Dr. William Barber II and his call for a new moral movement in America.

Services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.


Press regarding our 200th bicentennial: 

January 3, 2017 - Eva McKend of WCAX-TV stopped by our Meetinghouse and chatted with our own Rev. Mara, Woody Fulton, and Mary Gade about the bicentennial of our historic building and our role in the community.

January 1, 2017- "History Space: Burlington icon marks 200 years" by our own Woody Fulton and Mary Gade.

January 1, 2017- Video: "Unitarian Universalist church turns 200"


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 Tuesday - Friday,  from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.   The building is open at other times by appointment only.



Click Here to View our Public Calendar!