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.  



Holiday Bazaar Helpers still needed.


The Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, December 6 from  9 am to 2 pm. We are looking for a few more friendly volunteers to help on the day of the Bazaar downstairs.  It's easy!! Just look friendly and keep the items looking nice so they will go home with a shopper. Please sign up for the time slot you prefer on the bulletin board in the Meetinghouse upstairs hallway or contact Carol Czina at carolczina@burlingtontelecom.net.  Thanks!.



 Upcoming Services

November's Theme:  Generosity


November 30 – This I Believe
Worship Associate: Melinda Lee
"This I Believe" is an annual worship service here at the UU where members or participants share aspects of their spiritual/life journeys with us.  This week Meg Dunham and Tom Cleary will be our speakers for the sermon.  


December 7, 9am & 11am – “Lovely, Dark and Deep”
We’ll explore the surprising spiritual gifts that darkness offers.
Worship Leader: Rev. Mara Dowdall
Worship Associate: Kristin Kany
Music: Adult Choir, 11am

December 14, 9am & 11am – “Let it Shine”
In many traditions, “light” is a metaphor for the divine within and beyond us. How do we understand this? And how can we let the light shine in our lives?
Worship Leader: Rev. Mara Dowdall
Worship Associate: Woody Fulton
Special Musical Guests: Youth Honors Choir, Kermit, TX, 11am
**New Member Recognition Ceremony

December 21, 9am & 11am – Winter Solstice Celebration
Worship Leaders: Rev. Mara Dowdall and Martha Dallas
Worship Associate: Wendy Coe
Music: Adult Choir, 11am

December 24 – Christmas Eve

  • 4pm – Early Service- No-rehearsal pageant for all ages, carols and candlelight.
  • 6pm and 8pm – Traditional Candlelight Services with Readings, homily, choir, carols and candlelight.

December 28, 9am & 11am – Sermon title and topic to be announced
Worship Leader: Rev. M’ellen Kennedy, guest minister
Worship Associate: Melinda Lee


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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.