This Sunday

Integrity: An Islamic View

Naila Baloch

Guest speaker Naila Baloch, Middlebury College Assoc Chaplain and Muslim Advisor, explores integrity. She will read from the Quran and lead us in a chant.  

Rev. Barnaby Writes

From the Minister

In a recent meeting with the Coming of Age students, I interrupted a youth’s report on the 19th century Unitarian, Nathaniel Currier, the founder of the printing company that became famous as Currier and Ives. I said something like “I just want to be sure that you are all clear that this happened before we had computers, television and radios, telephones and photography. In other words, the only way people got news was from travelers, hand-written letters, and newspapers. They relied on the artwork of printers to illustrate the news. This was what Currier became famous for and for a while it deeply influenced how many people saw the world!”

I think I got across my point. History becomes more exciting when we take the time to get a full picture of the setting in which the events we read about today took place. Read More about “From the Minister”

Save the Dates!

Building More Love Gala, Sat. March 18, 5:30 pm

The Ground Floor Capital Campaign team is busy organizing for this spring’s campaign to raise money to finish the ground floor of the sanctuary building. On the evening March 18, our campaign Let’s Build More Love celebration gala will inspire us all to go for our goals. Catered, great music, kid-friendly; and nursery care provided. Be on the look out for cards and visits. The campaign will be completed by the time of our annual meeting in June. With the results in hand, the congregation will vote on how and when to proceed. Assuming success, our architects and the Design Team will work on final plans, with opportunities for further congregational comment. If all goes well, construction could begin in January, 2018. Contact the team at any time at groundfloor@cvuus.org. In times like these, building more love is the best thing we can do. Read More about “Building More Love Gala, Sat. March 18, 5:30 pm”

Member Stories

As some of you know, I was raised in this community from the age of 9. I vaguely remember the infamous first meeting in the Berninghausen’s, and remember well every stage of our growth leading up to this lovely space. In the early days of planning CVUUS it was my own mother who made the “piss or get off the pot” pronouncement which perhaps prompted the paths of fate which have brought us all together today. I know her bluntness and aforementioned approach to life and decisions has prompted many a move in my own life.

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