Congregational Conversation on Small Group Ministry

This Sunday following the service. Small Group Ministry is a covenant group which meets on a regular basis.  It is a sacred space for telling our stories and considering the questions that affect us.  Each group has developed an agreement that everything said is held in confidence, all listen with open heart and mutual respect, … Continued

Snow Cancellation Possibilities

It’s impossible to predict all of the winter weather conditions that might warrant the closing of CVUUS. This is especially true for services on Sunday morning when no one would want us to be closed. In an effort to provide an approach that might enable members and friends to anticipate what to expect, the  following … Continued

Recharge Together: A Day of Active Hope, Sat. Jan. 27, 9 am-4 pm

Join Addison County Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) in our sanctuary for a highly interactive climate change workshop to strengthen us in these challenging times. Based on Joanna Macy’s book Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. Led by Middlebury College’s Marc Lapin and Kristen Andrews. $10 suggested donation. BYO lunch. … Continued

Radical Love Giveaway Party Gratitude

What ​was it? A party for all ages ​that began ​after worship on Nov 19. We gave away, through a massive raffle, more than 80 experiences and services to be shared and enjoyed by a majority of the congregation over the next year. The party is going to continue through the fellowship we share. And it’s … Continued

Migrant Support Growing in Addison County

Developing Cultural Awareness with Joe McVeigh and guest interviewees Tuesday, January 16, 6:30-8:00 and/or Saturday January 20, 9:30-11:00 ESL Intro and Basics with Rebecca Holmes  Saturday January 27, 10:00-12:00 Please park at Mary Johnson or MUHS because CVUUS will be holding a workshop in the sanctuary. Please email if you plan to come to … Continued

Homelessness support growing, too!

Abi Sessions and 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 and homelessness awareness. Thanks to the many who contributed. Some of Our Neighbors Could Use Your Help While most of us do not notice them, over 100 … 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