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

October 2-"Building a Listening Congregation"

**Two Service Sundays Returns!**

9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 

Worship Leaders: Rev. Mara, Healthy Congregation Team, and Sarah-Elizabeth Anderson, special guest
Music: Adult Choir, 11am

This Sunday, we'll kick off our month-long exploration of "Deep Listening" by considering its role in the health of our spiritual community. Our guest, Sarah-Elizabeth Anderson, a member of the UU Church of Concord, NH, will reflect with us on her congregation's journey of building its listening practices (see more about the related after-service workshop below!). Rev. Mara and members of the Healthy Congregation Team will share in the leadership of the service, during which we will also lift up and renew out First UU Congregational Covenant. And we will joyfully recognize our most recent cohort of new members!




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 Newsletter, "The Steeple"!

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

Click Here to Read Our Post-Service Resource, "Afterword"!


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 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!