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.  

Upcoming Services   

May's Theme: Healing


 May 24 — 10am — We Remember Them


Worship Leaders: Rev. Mara and Maeve McBride, Worship Associate

On Memorial Day Sunday, after the marathoners have passed down Pearl Street, we will gather in the spirit of remembrance and reflection to honor those in our own lives and in our world who have died in the past year. There will be a chance for you to say aloud the name of someone close to you whom you would like to remember.

May 31 — 10am — Special Guest Stephen Kiernan
Worship Associate: Kristin Kany

We will welcome to our pulpit renowned Vermont author Stephen Kiernan. In addition to his contributions as a novelist, journalist, and teacher, Stephen is also an important voice in the conversation about end-of-life issues and, as his website puts it, “improving life’s last chapters.”


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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.