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

 August, 3, 10 a.m. - Rev. Mara Dowdall Preaching  "Living the Fractions"

In any human life, on any given day, there is inevitably some form of unfinished business--tasks left undone, conversations not undertaken, goals not accomplished. In this Sunday's sermon, we'll explore the "unfinished" aspect of our human lives. How might we find a sense of wholeness, of completeness alongside and amid all that remains unfinished?

August 10, 10 a.m. "Who Are Your Idols?"

At first glance, the ancient religious concept of idolatry might seem of little use to us on our modern-day (or postmodern) spiritual journeys. But could the concept of "idols" have something to teach us after all? Our service will explore the meaning and value of "idolatry" for UU's.

August 17, 10 a.m. - Rev. Mara Dowdall Preaching

August 24, 10 a.m. - Roddy O'Neil Cleary Preacing







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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.