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.
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We are on Soundcloud!
We are now on Soundcloud, a platform that allows us to create sounds and share them with you and the world. Please enjoy our most recent sermons!
March 26- Inspiring Inheritance
**Pancake Breakfast after both services!**
9 & 11
Each year, the programs for both our 6th grade RE class and our YUUth Group include rich, experiential educational trips not covered by our Society's program budget. Our 6th graders go to the greater Boston area for three days to explore the history and heritage of our UU faith. The youth travel for a week to provide community service, and to learn about justice issues such as urban hunger and homelessness, and ecological damage.
Both groups have woven the themes of their trips together to present an incredible multigenerational worship service to inspire your support of both trips with your generous financial gifts. It will feature 6th grade musicians and speakers, and an awesome skit!
A giving board will be set up in the Parlors with information about the trips and costs of program elements, so you can find out more and help support such formative experiences for these amazing young UUs!
About the Youth Group Pancake Breakfast (yum!!)
This year the youth group is going to Cape Cod to work with the National Seashore, Barnstable Land Trust and Barnstable Natural History Museum. All of the projects will focus on environmental restoration work. We thank you in advance for supporting this trip by eating yummy pancakes with other UUs!
April 2- w/ Andre Mol, FUUSB Ministerial Intern
9 & 11
9 & 11
9 & 11
Press regarding our 200th bicentennial:
January 3, 2017 - Eva McKend of WCAX-TV stopped by our Meetinghouse and chatted with our own Rev. Mara, Woody Fulton, and Mary Gade about the bicentennial of our historic building and our role in the community.
January 1, 2017- Video: "Unitarian Universalist church turns 200"
Find out what's happening at the First UU Society!
Using Our Building
The First UU Society Meeting House is centrally located in downtown Burlington and offers several excellent rooms for events such as:
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.
A complete Society Calendar can be found in the members' section of the website.
|10:30||Planned Giving Team|
|5:30||Stewardship Team Meeting|
|12:00||Book Discussion Group|
|5:30||Internship Team Meeting|
|5:00||Love and Justice Vigil Planning|
|6:00||Wednesday Evening Theme Circle|
|6:00||Spectrum Sleep Out|
|6:00||Writing with Spirit|
|6:30||Mens AA Group|
|5:00||Pancake Breakfast Set-Up|
|9:00||Boston Youth Trip Events|
|10:00||Women's Spirituality Group|
|12:45||OWL 5-6 Debrief Meeting|
|6:00||Showing Up for Racial Justice|
|6:30||Youth Service Pop-Up|
|6:30||Mens AA Group|
|7:30||Emmas Revolution Concert|
|10:45||Coming of Age|
|12:30||OWL Parents Meeting|
|3:00||Social Band Concert|
|4:30||Labyrinth Ministry Meeting|
|5:00||Childrens RE Meeting|
|5:30||Membership Team Meeting|
|6:00||Theme Circle Facilitator Meeting|
|4:30||Worship Associates Meeting|
|10:00||Womens Spirituality Group|