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.  




Register Your Child(ren)/Youth for RE!

Grow in faith, learn about UU, explore the meaning of life, and more!

Click here to register your child(ren)/youth for 2016-17 RE!

Questions? Email martha@uusociety.org


Welcoming our new Music Director, Jennifer Carpenter! 

We are thrilled to welcome our new Music Director, Jennifer Carpenter! As you'll read below, Jennifer is a native Vermonter who brings a wealth of experience, skill, and passion to the position. We believe she will be an excellent fit to nurture and grow our music ministry at this exciting time in the life of our Society, and to help us live into the dreams we heard from you - the congregation - in our spring survey.

Coming to us most recently from Faith United Methodist in South Burlington, where she was their highly regarded choir director, Jennifer has the depth of education and experience in choral conducting that we were seeking for this position. We see in her a director who can continue to build upon our FUUSB tradition of choral excellence. Jennifer is excited and equipped to deepen our congregational experience of music through networking with local musicians, creating more opportunities for members to offer their musical gifts, and working collaboratively and creatively as part of the the Sunday Worship Team. Jennifer is both classically trained and knowledgeable of and passionate about many forms of music. Her past experiences as a Peace Corp volunteer and director of an international choir have fostered her commitment to multiculturalism. Though this will be her first time working in a UU congregation, she is appreciative of Unitarian Universalism's pluralist approach and deeply aligned with UU values.


Upcoming Services

August 28- "Is There a UU Jesus?"
10:00 a.m.

Sermon given by Jeffrey Trumbower, PhD,, professor of Religious Studies at St. Michael's College. He is a member of FUUSB and long time 4th grade teacher for our children.

Worship Associate: Melinda Lee.



 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!