This Sunday

Who Are Your Idols?

Rev. Mara Dowdall

At first glance, the ancient religious concept of idolatry might seem of little use to us on our modern-day (or postmodern) spiritual journeys as UU’s. But could the concept of “idols” have something to teach us after all, as we seek to lives of meaning and related to the world around us ? Our service … Continued

Rev. Barnaby Writes

From the Minister

By the time you see this, I will have started my sabbatical. I spoke about what I will be doing in my Dec. 17 sermon, which you can listen to online. One thing I said that bears repeating: I will be around town for a significant amount of time. There will be no need to act like strangers if we bump into each other. All I ask is that we not talk about “CVUUS stuff.”

     Here’s another thought I hope you will keep with you: a lot of people have been working hard to make sure this is also a wonderful interlude for you, the congregants.  CVUUS was amazing before you called me to be your minister and will continue to be so whenever my time with you ends. My sabbatical should help you feel confident about that. It will be exciting time to invite your friends to visit because of our line-up of lay led and guest-led worship services. There will be important discussions involving the direction of the downstairs building project and an  annual pledge drive. And you will have an entire winter to explore with each other what the journey toward radical love is coming to mean to you.

         I would love to come back and be able to hear from each of you that you did some loving you hadn’t anticipated. Maybe each of you can overcome our famous New England reserve and reach out to meet and greet someone whose name in the directory is unfamiliar to you. Read More about “From the Minister”

Save the Dates!

Radical Love Made Visible – at CVUUS

The CVUUS Canvass will celebrate the start of the campaign with a fun, family friendly, potluck dinner party on Saturday, March 10 at CVUUS from 5 to 7 pm. We will share food, music, skits, and hear from our friends what CVUUS means to them. Please hold the date! Also Canvassers are needed. If you would like to participate, please contact Neil or Julie Chippendale. Canvassers will not ask our friends for money, rather they will engage in conversations about the church and provide pledge cards and supporting information. Our friends will return the pledge cards to the canvasser. Read More about “Radical Love Made Visible – at CVUUS”

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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