Welcome!

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.  


 

 

Your auction team is planting ideas for teas, dinners, BBQs, lessons, lakeside gatherings, hikes, artistic creations! What have you been mulling about? Time to turn those ideas into auction offerings! Do it yourself, or enroll a friend, or your small group or committee! 

Help us raise $15,000. We have a goal of 100 listings by April 27th.

The Auction is on May 6 at 6pm.

Click here to donate and view listings!

 

 

 

 We are on Soundcloud!

We are now on Soundcloud, a platform that allows us to create sounds and share them with you and the world. Please enjoy our most recent sermons! 

  


Upcoming Services

April 30- Dismantling White Supremacy
9 & 11

Stemming from an important conversation about institutional racism in our UU faith and larger world, following recent concern around our Association's hiring practices, the Black Lives of UU (BLUU) organizing collective has issued a call for congregations to to participate in a teach-in on racism and white supremacy. As some of you know, the BLUU includes many UU religious professionals and lay people of color. In keeping with our own mission of spiritual growth and acting for justice, and building on our ongoing racial justice ministry, we at FUUSB are joining this call, for which over 580 other UU congregations have also signed up.

In a service co-organized by our worship team and our Racial Justice Task Force, we’ll explore what is meant by white supremacy, how it relates to the recent events at the UUA, and what our UU history teaches us about this moment. Through words and song, we’ll reflect on what this all means for us at FUUSB and how we move forward from here in solidarity with UU siblings of color.

Join us at 12:30 for a time of reflection and exploration on the messages and experiences from the worship service. This gathering will be facilitated by members of our worship team and the Racial Justice Task force.

 

 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 edition of "We Are Going! Reflections and Connections for UU Families"

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

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

 

 


Using Our Building

The First UU Society Meeting House is centrally located in downtown Burlington and offers several excellent rooms for events such as: 

Weddings
Concerts
Receptions
Meetings
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!