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

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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