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.
June 28 – 10am - Guest Worship Leader, Reason and Experience as Our Guides
Worship Leader: Rev. Erin Gingrich, Associate Minister, UU Des Moines, IA
When life gets rough or ethical dilemmas arise, where do we turn for answers? While some religious traditions emphasize scripture and tradition, Unitarian Universalists have traditionally turned to reason and experience to be our guides. If this is to be our foundation, how will we ensure that our reason is reasonable and our experience is interpreted in moral ways? Rev. Erin will share some of the practices used in our tradition to do just this.
FUUSB was Rev. Erin's first UU congregation, before she began her journey to ministry. You can read more about her here: http://ucdsm.org/staff-leaders.
July 5 - 10 a.m. - Love Into Being
Worship Leader: Andre Mol
Desmond Tutu describes ubuntu as a way of proclaiming: "My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours." We gather to contemplate the journey of our lives and celebrate those whose lives are inextricably bound up in our own -- those whose love has brought us into being.
Andre Mol is a candidate for UU ministry and currently attends seminary at Meadville Lombard Theological School. Through his varied experiences in filmmaking, leadership development, and seminary, he has become interested in exploring the role of transformative stories and dialogue in our spiritual lives. He lives in Brandon, VT with his wife and two young children.
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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.
A complete Society Calendar can be found in the members' section of the website.
|6:30||Mens AA Group|
|5:00||Racial Justice Task Force|
|6:30||Mens AA Group|