Escalating Economic & Racial Inequality studied

The Richness & Challenge of the Journey, Thurs., April 19, 7-8:30 pm. A facilitated webinar conversation hosted by the New England Region G.R.A.C.E. Team (Growing Racial And Cultural Equity). Learn one New England congregation’s story about remaining gracefully engaged in the work of anti-racism, racial justice and multiculturalism. Share your congregation’s story. What are your successes? What … Continued

Gun Violence Actions Taken

#nationalschoolwalkout: Students from our local high school (MUHS), including members of our Youth Group, responded to a national call for a school walkout on March 14 at 10 AM for 17 minutes on Cross St Bridge. They gathered despite the school snow day and were met by many Middlebury College students and community and CVUUS members. The walkout … Continued

#Metoo movement addressed

The #Metoo movement has been so powerful and has helped many survivors to find their voice, as shared in recent worship services and events.  This also comes with a need for support, both for survivors speaking, and for those supporting and listening. WomenSafe is here for that. Their 24-hour hotline is available to anyone at … Continued

Migrant Support in Addison County

In response to recent deportations of Addison County farm workers, many seek to help. We continue to inquire about how to communicate better with farmers, migrants and volunteers about who we are and what help we offer. We work toward meeting migrants’ language, legal, banking, shopping, transportation, health and housing needs and host a Mexican Consulate Visit each winter. EVERYDAY … Continued

Homelessness support abounds!

Our Youth Group, led by Heidi Sulis and Gail Borden, dedicated this year to homelessness support. They visited and planned several meals at John Graham Shelter in Vergennes.  Abi Sessions, Rev. Barnaby and our Youth Group camped out at the annual Sleepout on Dec 2 at the Middlebury Marbleworks in support of John Graham Shelter … Continued

Gleaning: a CVUUS Green Sanctuary Environmental Justice Project

Many helped harvest butternut squash for Salvation Farms and area food shelves on Sat., Oct 7 at Caitlin Gildrien’s Farm in Leicester.  More gleaning and local food processing projects will be coming. Gleaning, the collection and redistribution of excess or lightly damaged food, is a CVUUS Green Sanctuary Environmental Justice Project. There are a few … Continued

Refugee Resettlement Project receives support

Abi Sessions reports that the unused items donated to Rutland’s refugee families have been distributed to shelters and other places in need. Proceeds from items that were sold have gone to the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. She thanks everyone and shares this New York Times story about a Syrian family getting resettled in the U.S: … 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