Upcoming UUA presidential election info & more

We will be electing a new president of the UUA (the winner among the three candidates will become our first female president) at our General Assembly in New Orleans in June. We will be considering an amendment to our first principle broadening it to respect all “beings” instead of “persons”. We will be considering an … Continued

Response to Current UUA Events

Two recent events have profoundly shaken the world of many Unitarian Universalists. First, a conflict arose over the hiring of a white male minister rather than a minority candidate for an important regional leadership position with the Unitarian Universalist Association. That conflict soon escalated, leading among other things to the resignation of UUA president Peter … Continued

Migrant Support Growing in Addison County

In response to recent deportations of Addison County farm workers, many seek to help. Refer to Know Your Rights booklet (KYR). Here is a KYR flyer to share with workers: KYR Spanish Version. Come to a check in meeting on Wed June 21, 4:30 pm in CVUUS Fenn House. Refer to Migrant Minutes May Migrant April Minutes and Migrant … 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

Standing for the Earth Vigil every first Saturday

Meet at Middlebury Town Green (fountain) Triangle Park, 10:30 to 11 am. Bring signs as you see fit. Hosted by Addison County ICAN (Interfaith Climate Action Network) which meets the third Thursday of each month at 8:30 am, at Weybridge Congregational Church. All welcome.

Join the Congregational Conversation

Join us after service Sun May 21 when we will inquire about recent UUA matters. We explore a topic each third Sunday of the month. In last months, we have talked about our role in social justice, our ground floor and relationship with money, our relationship with the holidays, the meaning of membership, and followed up … Continued

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 Ally Group organized last fall and is led by Piper Harrell and Judith Lashof.  They’re focused on understanding and … Continued

Refugee Resettlement Project seeks to connect with new arrivals in VT

It’s unlikely that more Syrians will be arriving in Rutland while things are in turmoil, but help may be needed for many new refugees in the Burlington area and farmworker migrants in our county being targeted for deportation. Middlebury Area Refugee Resettlement Committee met in March to explore how to get new arrivals in Chittenden … 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