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.

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Upcoming Services   

May's Theme: Healing


May 10 — 9 & 11am — Mother’s Day Service
Worship Leaders: Martha Dallas, Rev. Mara
Worship Associate: Stephen Rainville
Music: Children’s Choir (9), Adult Choir (11)

Blending our May spiritual theme of healing with Mother’s Day, we will consider the intersection of healing and Mother Earth, both the Earth’s capacity to nurture and heal our spirits, and our call to nurture and heal the Earth. Our all-ages service will include our spring child dedication ceremony (please let Rev. Mara know ASAP revmara@uusociety.org if you’d like to have your child dedicated this Sunday), an interactive live story, and an appreciation for our RE teachers and stewards.

In children's Religious Education (RE), we will welcome Marilyn Webb Neagley, local author, educator, and director of the Talk About Wellness initiative. She will help our children explore mindfulness in the classroom by using a variety of calming strategies including breath, meditation, and active listening to focus on being present in the moment with themselves and the people around them.

May 17 — 9 & 11am — Truth-Telling, Healing and Wholeness
Preacher: Rev. Mara
Worship Associate: Woody Fulton
Music: Noyana Singers

This Sunday, we will consider the role that speaking our truth and saying what’s hard can play in bringing healing to our own spirits and our world. What is the truth that is calling to be spoken through you? How might we access the courage to speak out in ways that promote healing and wholeness? Related, we we’ll also consider the difference between “fixing” and “healing.”

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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.