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.
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.
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.
May Spiritual Theme, "Faith"
May 1- "Faith in the Questions"
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Mara Dowdall
Our UU faith places a premium on the spiritual value of asking questions. We often say that, when it comes to the deepest issues in life, we have more questions than we do answers. And on the lighter side, the image of the question mark is a common feature of many a UU joke. This Sunday, in the UU tradition of celebrating queries, we will give you the opportunity to ask your minister your burning questions about faith, spirituality, and life.
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 such as:
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.
A complete Society Calendar can be found in the members' section of the website.
|4:00||Care Network Committee|
|6:30||Music Futures Task Force|
|7:00||Burlington Writers Group|
|12:00||Howard Center Staff Retreat|
|2:00||Member Care Meeting|
|5:30||Healthy Congregation Team Meeting|
|9:30||Library Committee Meeting|
|3:45||Thurs. PM Circle|
|6:30||DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values through Eating)|
|6:30||Men's AA Group|
|10:00||UU Junior Choir Rehearsal|
|5:00||Vegan Potluck and Movie|