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.  


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Upcoming Services

Sunday, October 22, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Rev. Phyllis B. O'Connell, Sabbatical Minister

"Personal Reflections on Retirement and Aging"

It is Benjamin Franklin to whom this quote is attributed: "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." True enough. And for most of us, right next to these two certainties come the likely certainties of retirement and aging. This sermon is a personal firsthand reflection on both. 

Worship Associate: Rebecca Gurney


Sunday, October 29, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

"General Assembly 2017: Resist and Rejoice"

General Assembly (GA) is the time each year when thousands of UUs come together from all over the U.S. We come together to worship, to sing, to learn, to make connections. This year, in New Orleans, the theme was Resist and Rejoice, and over 4,000 UUs came to do just that, including 28 people from our congregation. We elected a new UUA president. Throughout GA, the work against white supremacy and for racial justice within the UUA were the predominant themes in workshops, reports, and business items. GA is our connection to the wider UU universe, a time of inspiration that is infectious. We want to try to share that excitement with you, and to do that we will learn a few new songs and share video clips, including a piece from our own Rev. Mara's Sunday service.

Worship Team:
Gene Bergman
Wendy Coe
Woody Fulton
Zoe Hart
Rodney Lowe
Sally Russell


Questions about Rev. Mara's sabbatical?  Here's where to find the answers!

Sabbatical FAQ



Find out what's happening at the First UU Society!

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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 Theme 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: 

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 office will be open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - Noon and from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  The office will be closed on Friday and Saturday.



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