This Sunday

In the Garden of Self-Compassion

Bread & PuppetRev. Barnaby Feder

Rev. Barnaby considers whether a good test of how well we know ourselves is our ability to               distinguish shoots of self-compassion from closely-related weeds such as self-pity, laziness, and selfishness. Special Guests: Bread & Puppet Theater. Fall CommUUnion downstairs after the service.  

Rev. Barnaby Writes

From the Minister

As I write my November letter, I’m looking out my home office window across the meadows to the Green Mountains and I’m thinking about Donald Trump. Specifically, about his angry and daily charges that the upcoming election is being rigged to defeat him and illegally make Hillary Clinton president. Polls say he has convinced a high proportion of his followers that he is speaking truthfully and reports suggest that some of them are responding with calls for armed revolution.

Trump’s inflammatory charges are a frightening development, but I’m not thinking about the politics of all of this at the moment. I’m thinking about how often words that progressives have had every right to feel good about in the past have been kidnapped and tarnished. Words like God, liberal, welfare, patriot, and even faith.

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Save the Dates!

Are you new to Unitarian Universalism — or simply CVUUS ?

At CVUUS we welcome visitors, friends and members every week; we nurture connections between newcomers and our faith community; and we support spiritual and educational paths toward meaningful membership in our congregation. Our New UU classes are a major aspect of these pathways. Held twice a year, the Fall series of three meetings start this month:

Tuesday, 10/18, at 7 PM– Sharing our Spiritual Journeys
Sunday, 10/30, at 11:15 AM– Highlights of Unitarian-Universalist History
Sunday, 11/06, at 11:15AM– The Story of CVUUS Read More about “Are you new to Unitarian Universalism — or simply CVUUS ?”

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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