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Christmas Cards for Incarcerated UU’s

The UU Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) is sending 825 holiday cards to men and women who have found UU’ism in prison. Want to help? Get a simple, flat, non-glitter card. Using a pen only, write a seasonal message. Sign your first name to the card, and place the card in a stamped, un-addressed … Continued

Christmas at Porter Rehab Center program

CVUUS will shortly be receiving gift requests from Porter for long-term patients. We are a major player in this program. If you would like to coordinate our participation this year, let Rev. Barnaby know. A rewarding and relatively simple thing for two people to do together.  

Remembering Gun Violence Victims

CVUUS will host an ecumenical service on Sun. Dec 10, 5:30 pm for our region as the 5th anniversary of the school massacre in New Town, Ct. approaches. Want to help? Contact Bobbi Loney or Rev. Barnaby. 

Thursday Night Out returns!

Thursday Night Out returns Nov 2. 5 – 7:30. Kids (age 10 and under). We’ll provide supper, games, homework help and quiet reading time for up to 10 kids while parents have some grown up time. Every first and Third Thursday of the month, November through March. Let Kate Gridley know if you’d like your … Continued

Radical Love Giveaway Party, Nov 19

What is it? A party for all ages after worship to give away, through a massive raffle, a wide range of experiences and services to be shared and enjoyed over the next year. What isn’t it? An auction. Everything will be given away. There will be no bidding and no charge for admission. What about … Continued

Migrant Support Growing in Addison County

In response to recent deportations of Addison County farm workers, many seek to help. Follow initiatives here or by joining the Migrant Ally email list (contact office@cvuus.org). Come to Addison County Migrant Ally check-in meetings on third Wednesdays of the month, 4:30 pm in CVUUS Fenn House. CHECK IN MEETING UPDATES At the Oct  18 … Continued

Sleep-Out by the Falls for the John Graham Shelter

Dec. 2. Who is joining Abi Sessions and Rev. Barnaby and our Youth Group this year? You can funnel your donations supporting this through Abi’s webpage even if you’re not up for camping out. www.classy.org/fundraiser/1114967  Some of Our Neighbors Could Use Your Help While most of us do not notice them, over 100 of our … 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:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/26/opinion/sunday/welcome-to-the-new-world.html … 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