General Assembly provides inspiration

General Assembly in New Orleans awakened and deepened the commitment of Unitarian Universalists to the power and possibility of working in solidarity with those on the margins. Visit to view G.A. resources and suggestions for continuing education. For instance, in the Race category read The Third Reconstruction, by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and The Criminal  Justice … Continued

Migrant Support Growing in Addison County

In response to recent deportations of Addison County farm workers, many seek to help. Come to Addison County Migrant Ally check-in meetings on third Wednesdays of the month, 4:30 pm in CVUUS Fenn House. Follow initiatives here or by joining the Migrant Ally email list (contact At the July 19 check-in meeting, attorney Emily … Continued

Catch Up on Social Justice Conversations

On February 19, 2017 our Congregational Conversation was on the topic “How Should CVUUS Do Social Justice?” After an introduction to the history of social action at CVUUS, we discussed: What does social justice mean? What does it look like? What are the characteristics of projects that would work for CVUUS? Who would decide, and how, … Continued

Celebrate the Life of Bob Kellogg, Sat July 15, 10 am

All welcome to share memories and celebrate the Life of Robert W. Kellogg on Sat. July 15, 10 AM in our Sanctuary. CVUUS Choir members will sing in honor of Bob’s love of choral music and a catered lunch will follow.    

Class & Race Conversations Engage Us

CVUUS has engaged in several conversations on class inequity. Many gathered in Oct and again in April to explore privilege and access. You can preview what we covered in the Oct workshop (cvuus-final) and in the April one (CVUUS Race-Class) here. We’ve discussed race and class in several of our 3rd Sunday Congregational Conversations and invited Chuck … Continued

Join Black Lives Matter Ally Group

“The racist violence against the Black community by police needs to end. It will not end unless people of all races, especially white people, demand it. Enough.” — Former UUA President Rev. Peter Morales CVUUS Black Lives Matter (BLM) Ally Group organized last fall and is led by Piper Harrell and Judith Lashof.  They’re focused on understanding … Continued

Refugee Resettlement Project welcomes 3rd Syrian family to Rutland

A third family from Syria arrived in Rutland this month. That brings the number of new neighbors to 14 – six adults and eight children.  Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program (VRRP) tells us that several more “cases are assured” meaning more families will be coming to Rutland once all paperwork is finalized (fingers crossed). While this … Continued

Francois Clemmons on StoryCorps

Francois Clemmons and Karl Lindholm were featured on NPR’s Story Corps on Friday’s Morning Edition. Francois spoke about becoming Officer Clemmons on “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood” for 25 years. Listen to it online. You can also listen to Francois share about his time doing this in the April 9 worship service and sing  It’s You I Like with … Continued

Planned Giving Help Offered

In the past year, CVUUS gratefully received generous financial bequests following the deaths of Gus Swift and Abbott Fenn. These parting gifts, which Gus and Abbott had included in their wills, testified to their desires that Unitarian Universalism thrive in Addison County after they were gone. Bequests in wills represent the most common form of … Continued

Hosting Unitarian Universalist Guests – Raising Funds for CVUUS

The CVUUS Bed & Breakfast Program is launched! CVUUS is now listed on the UUre Home website. Our first guests have been members of the family of Middlebury College student and have booked their reservations for four years! It is not too late to become hosts. Perhaps you have family, friends, or associates who are … Continued