Welcome!

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.  


 

Upcoming Services

July 24-

Seeking Climate Justice, Seeking Spirit
10:00 a.m.
We welcome guest minister, Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, to our pulpit to share her beliefs on the climate crisis and the Holy Spirit. Could a radical move of the Holy Spirit transform our way of living to align with how God would have us to be with each other and all of creation? Does the gravity of the climate crisis and other crises of our time require something more than traditional community organizing? Rev. Mariama is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and serves on the ministerial staff at Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain. Her work, ministry and scholarship focus heavily on eco-theology and climate justice

 



Mariama White-Hammond was born and raised in Boston. Having been involved with Project HIP-HOP (Highways Into the Past—History, Organizing, and Power) throughout high school and college, she became its executive director in September 2001. For her work at Project HIP-HOP, she received the 2004 Roxbury Founder’s Day Award and, along with youth at Project HIP-HOP, received the 2005 Boston Celtics “Heroes Among Us” Award.

Mariama is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and serves on the ministerial staff at Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain. She is also a student at Boston University School of Theology. Her work, ministry and scholarship focus heavily on eco-theology and climate justice. Mariama believes that a radical move of the Holy Spirit transforms our way of living to align with how God would have us to be with each other and all of creation.


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 Find out what's happening at the First UU Society!

Click here to Read About the Procedures for Rev. Mara's Study Leave

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: 

Weddings
Concerts
Receptions
Meetings
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.

 

 

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