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The Five Questions: Adult Religious Education  

Next fall, Rev. Barnaby will be teaching an adult religious education class called The Five Questions online to incarcerated UU’s through the UU Church of the Larger Fellowship. The five questions are: What does it mean to be human? How do I know what I know? Who or what is in charge? What is my … Continued

Join us in RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION (RE) next year!

Summer RE starts June 10. Kids start in worship then leave for a guided activity connected to the arts. The next RE year starts Sept 23. Infant-3 years  NURSERY    NEED: Substitutes: adults for Jackie (volunteer), youth for Journey (paid) Our Nursery is staffed by a paid experienced childcare supervisor and a high school assistant. Unstructured play … Continued

What does it mean to be a Green Sanctuary?

Created in 1989, the Green Sanctuary (GS) program historically provided a path for congregational study, reflection, and action in response to environmental challenges, worshiping and acting – grounded in justice and Unitarian Universalist values. Each congregation performs a self-assessment, writes a plan, and completes projects in these areas: * Environmental & Climate Justice  (we’ve done … Continued

More Doors into Small Group Ministry

Following a stimulating and informative Congregational Conversation this past January, the Small Group Ministry (SGM) Steering Committee has been at work considering the input we received from those in attendance, and others with whom we’ve been conversing since that time. In an attempt to create more doors into Small Group Ministry, while preserving the value … Continued

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

Can We Talk about Guns?

#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

You’re invited to an update and planning session on Wed, June 27, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 pm at CVUUS’ Fenn House. Much has changed in the 20 plus years since the Addison County Farmworker Coalition first began bringing together workers, farmers, health, and social service agencies: The Farm Health Task Force was created and continues … 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

Join Charter House Community Garden Volunteers on Saturday mornings 9-11 am. If you have an itch to work the soil, we invite you to join our team of volunteers who provide vegetables for the Community Meal programs of Charter House Coalition. Planting is about to begin at our garden on the grounds of Porter Hospital. … Continued