The highest priority is that people of all ages are opened to deeper connections with themselves, others, and the spirit of life.
— From CVUUS Purpose Statement – Why We Exist, adopted Fall, 2011
Visiting, Volunteering, and Joining
Come visit CVUUS any Sunday morning at 10am and join us for conversation after the service, at about 11am.
Consider joining CVUUS if you have decided that our community is where you find spiritual renewal.
Get to know us by volunteering and support CVUUS with your donations.
If you are in need of support, contact Rev. Barnaby or the CVUUS Caring Network.
See our 2017-2018 Annual Report: 2017.2018 CVUUS Annual Report
CVUUS Programs and Groups
Deepen and broaden your personal spiritual growth by joining a Small Group Ministry group.
Meditate with the CVUUS Sangha any Sunday evening.
Thursday Night Out provides supper, games, homework help and quiet reading time for up to 10 kids (age 10 and under) from 5- 7:30 pm in Fenn House while parents have some grown up time. Every first and Third Thursday of the month, November through March. Let Kate Gridley know if you would like to help the Caring Network in providing supper or supervision. firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-1928.
Openings for Deeper Connections
CVUUS Council of Ministries is composed of some CVUUS committee chairs, and others. Its focus is on communications and connections within the congregation and between the congregation and the minister, and it serves as a supportive and creative sounding board for lay leaders. It’s important that all or at least most constituencies are represented and that a myriad of voices are heard. Some of you are active in a variety of activities and care deeply about CVUUS, but are not part of a particular group at this time.We invite you to join Council of Ministries.
We leave each meeting filled with gratitude for this beloved community and are honored to be participating in the work of this exciting ministry of lay leaders. We meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 3:30-5:30 PM at the Fenn House. If you are interested, please contact Margy Young.
Flower Co-op Glorious Spring! The Flower Co-op shares flowers and seasonal pieces each Sunday as a spiritual practice and to support your worship experience. We love to do this, and we could use your help. There are several possibilities. You could create the entire bouquet. Or you could let someone visit your garden for discrete flower and shrub branch cutting. Contact our group co-chairs: Marnie Wood & Dinah Smith.
Hospitality The after service coffee hour needs helping hands! Some of the jobs are: preparing coffee and tea water urns, setting out sweeteners, napkins, cups, silverware, and composting bin, filling dishes with coffee cakes and other offerings people bring in, circulating with the sign-up clipboard to find bakers for future weeks, and cleaning up afterwards. If you’d like to lend your helping hands just show up twenty minutes early to church or stick around afterwards to help clean up. You will get thanked by the smiles of those who appreciates this wonderful service, which is everyone! Contact Julie Chippendale.
Ushers Ushers are essential to making CVUUS an inviting and welcoming place. They distribute hymnals and orders of service, collect the offering, and do an attendance count. They arrive at 9:30. You may volunteer to usher a little or a lot, whatever best suits your schedule. Contact Mike Greenwood.
Religious Exploration (RE) Council has openings!
– support RE Director Poppy Rees’ planning and implementation of programs and recruitment of teachers and assistants
– help with fall RE leaders/assistants orientation brunch, the Christmas Pageant, and May RE Appreciation
– rotate greeting and directing families at start of worship services
– contact Tracey Harrington or Poppy
– meeting time (usually) one Sunday a month from 11:45-1:30