Rev. Barnaby Feder

Barnaby Feder is the settled minister at CVUUS. Before becoming a minister Barnaby worked for twenty-seven years as a reporter for the New York Times. Barnaby’s wife, Michele Lowy, is an elementary school teacher. They have three children, two sons and a daughter.

I’m No Gandhi

Rev. Barnaby reflects on Gandhi and other prophets of love and justice who have shown us what extreme transformation looks like. Join us for a dive into lives that make us simultaneously hopeful and scared of human nature.

Work as Worship

Labor Day Worship, Stonewood Farm, Orwell, VT

Work as Worship

Rev. Barnaby Feder

You may not realize how thoroughly we UU’s are living up to our free-thinking reputation by transforming our Labor Day Sunday worship into a picnic on a farm. Labor Day … read more.

Our Purpose

Rev. Barnaby shares two stories, one of creation and one of rebirth, that address the question of why we matter.

Where Is Our Shakespeare?

Rev. Barnaby reflected on the dramatic elements, both tragic and comic, of UU History.

Time for All Ages: That’s Our Story and We’re Sticking to It                              Rev. Barnaby, Asa Baker Rouse, Sydney Singh, … read more.

Are We There Yet?

The question we’ve all asked as children and all heard from children as adults is a good one to ask today. It was our last Sunday of a church year devoted to exploring what it means to be on a journey toward radical love. Listen … read more.

ART…ificial Intelligence

Rev. Barnaby reflected on the role of art in the spiritual life of the science-oriented crowd that came to Star Island at the end of June for a week-long conference on artificial intelligence.

They’re Made Out of Meat by Terry Bisson (read by Karl Lindholm and … read more.

A Conversation with Flowers

Humans use flowers to communicate and, in poem and story, we have spoken to flowers since our ancestors lived in caves. Rev. Barnaby introduced this year’s Flower Communion with some musing about what flowers have to tell us about love. This was a multigenerational service … read more.