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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April 19 ~ 9am & 11am ~ Question Box Sunday          Worship Leader: Rev. Mara Dowdall                            

This Sunday, in the fine tradition of many a UU congregation, during the sermon slot, we will open up the floor to your questions for Rev. Mara. Questions on any spiritual/faith topics are welcome, but especially encouraged are questions relating to our April spiritual theme of identity. Questions will be collected at the beginning of the service, and our lay worship leaders will help select a handful that can be answered during the service itself. Rev. Mara will answer others in the enews blast in subsequent weeks. This is a chance to see our minister do theological reflection on the fly!    

April 26 ~ 9am & 11am ~ “This I Doubt”
Worship Leaders:  Martha & Campus Ministry
Worship Associate:  Wendy Coe

This morning we are thrilled to welcome members of our campus ministry group, "UUs at UVM" as our worship guests. Inspired by the perspective of  Robert T. Weston, who stated that "doubt is the attendant of truth," group members will share personal reflections on this less-common lens on the topic of belief. Join us to have your truths tested, and your perspective widened by insights of this rising adult generation! 


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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.