This Sunday

Was I Supposed to Say I’m Sorry?

Rev. Barnaby Feder

The day after our classism workshop and the day before the Jewish High Holy Days arrive with their  annual challenge to ponder what we have to atone for, Rev. Barnaby will  reflect on how class consciousness impacts what we see and don’t see in our behavior.  

Rev. Barnaby Writes

From the Minister

As we enter my favorite time of year, figuring out what to focus on in my monthly letter to you becomes a real challenge. The sheer beauty of Nature in the Vermont homestretch of another cycle of growth and transition always claims my attention. Then again, CVUUS gets busier and my head fills up with my two bits about everything we could or should be doing together. And this year, there is the added topic of a troubling election campaign that might actually merit the abused and over-used slogan: “most important choice in our lifetimes.” Read More about “From the Minister”

Save the Dates!

Class Conversations Workshop, Sat Oct 1, 8:30 am- 3 pm sponsored by your Board.

Join us to explore how class differences present unique challenges and opportunities in congregational life and social justice work. We will be hosting UU’s from other congregations around New England and have also invited non-UU congregations in Middlebury to attend! Will convene in our sanctuary. Includes lunch, snacks and beverages. Sign up with any Board member or the office by Sept 23.

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Member Stories

I’m Chris Prickitt, and I’ve been coming to CVUUS for nearly three years.  I grew up in Middlebury, went to the Mary Hogan School for my elementary years, fifth and sixth grade in what is now Twilight Hall, and High School, class of ’69.  I went to Colby College and ended up staying there in Maine for forty years after college, working on a farm for five of those before entering the teaching profession.  I taught 8th grade English for thirty-one years. I returned to Vermont in June of 2013. I’ve been working for the last two years at Eastview, the retirement community up beyond Porter Hospital.  I’m on the maintenance crew, but I also drive residents in the bus or van to appointments and special events. I get to play music there twice a week as well. (EastView is where I got to know David Flight and Abbott Fenn and actually quite a few of our current CVUUS members.) I enjoy many special relationships with residents an co-workers there.  Oh yes, life is good, and I am happily back in Middlebury.

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