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.
Email your completed form to FunRaiserCommittee@uusociety.org or drop it off at the Meeting House!
If you are planning to attend the auction on Sunday, November 9th and you would like childcare, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and ages of the children needing care. Deadline for obtaining childcare is Monday, November 3rd.
Photo Directory News!
If you could not make any of the photo dates but still want your photo to be included in the directory, then you can submit your own photo. The directory company charges a $10 fee for each submitted photo. Unless there is a financial hardship, you would need to pay this fee at the time of photo submission. (If your photo was taken by Ken as part of the Care Ministry, the submission and fee have been taken care of already.) It will look best if the submitted picture is vertical and 5x7 or smaller. The photo should be sent electronically if at all possible since there is no guarantee that Lifetouch will return the picture if it is a hardcopy. Please email the photo to email@example.com and send a $10 check payable to Lifetouch to Mandy Boyers. If you email Mandy, she will send you her address. All submitted photos need to be received by Sunday, November 2nd to be included in the directory and payments should be postmarked by that date as well.
If you had your photo taken in September & did not place an order, then your free 8 x 10 photo was shipped to the church. They are available for pick up from Christina at the church office the next 2 Sunday mornings. We should receive the October photos in about 3 weeks and you will be notified when and where they are available for pick up. If you ordered photos, then your order plus your free 8 x 10 should be sent directly to your home. If you don't receive your order or there are any problems with it, please contact Lifetouch directly at 1-888-313-1746. We hope to receive the directories in January and will let you know once they arrive!
October's Theme: Family
October 26th - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
"The One Family" Rev. Mara Dowdall, Minister
In her memoir Plan B, Anne Lamott observes that the first thing all the great religions teach is that "we are all family." Two hundred years earlier, our Unitarian forbearer William Ellery Channing wrote, "I am a member of the living family of all souls." But what does it mean that "we are all family"? What is required of us as member of the "family of all souls"? What are the limits of this idea, and what spiritual practices might it call us toward?
Find out what's happening at the First UU Society!
Using Our Building
The First UU Society Meeting House is centrally located in downtown Burlington and offers several excellent rooms for events. 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.
A complete Society Calendar can be found in the members' section of the website.
|6:30||Board Values and Vision Discussion|
|10:15||Childrens Choir Rehearsal|
|12:30||Planned Giving Workshop on Saving for College|
|4:00||Climate Justice Action Meeting|
|7:00||Families in the Bible - Discussion|
|5:30||Social Justice Web General Meeting|
|7:00||Noyana Singers Rehearsal|
|10:15||Childrens Choir Rehearsal|