This Sunday

Yes! Finding Well-Being in the Land of Despair

Part of my responsibility as a community member is to care for myself. To care for myself is not about stepping away from the world, but to keep discovering what helps me to live with curiosity, compassion, calmness, clarity, confidence, creativity, courage, and connectedness.

Rev. Barnaby Writes

From the Minister

 You won’t meet the ten members of an adult religious education class I began teaching in November: Chris, Tracey, Florida James and Illinois James, Tim, David, Ryan, Robert, Felipe, and Zebediah. All of them belong to the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship – the UU group for people who can’t conveniently get to a regular UU congregation. These ten can’t get to any UU church because they are in prisons scattered across the South, Midwest and New England.

          The class addresses five fundamental questions. What is the nature of humanity? What is the truth (and how do we know it)? Who – or what – is in control of the universe, if anything? What happens when we die? What makes life meaningful?

       These questions are best explored in a group, but that’s not possible in this case. All of our communications are by old-fashioned letters, most of which are hand-written rather than typed. Nor do they have each other’s addresses. Read More about “From the Minister”

Save the Dates!

Love: Take It to a New Level Party, Pledge Sunday March 3

We’ll celebrate the start of our new canvas campaign with a Pledge Sunday Service on March 3 followed immediately after by a fun, family friendly, luncheon party in our NEW ANN ROSS FELLOWSHIP HALL on the lower level.  We’ll share food, music, dance, skits and hear from our friends what CVUUS means to them.  All ages are invited to participate in the entertainment program.  
This year, we’ll conduct the canvass by mailing all the pledge information and materials to each home in February.  We invite you to think about your pledge and bring the completed pledge card with you to Pledge Sunday in March.  Or, if you prefer a visit, let us know and a member of our canvass team will schedule a visit with you.
The Canvass Team will have a table in the foyer after service beginning Sunday, Feb. 3rd to answer any questions you might have, request a home visit, give us your pledge if you can’t be there on March 3rd, or sign up to be part of the entertainment. Come to the first party in our new space!

Julie and Neil Chippendale, Canvass co-chairs
Read More about “Love: Take It to a New Level Party, Pledge Sunday March 3”

Member Stories

As some of you know, I was raised in this community from the age of 9. I vaguely remember the infamous first meeting in the Berninghausen’s, and remember well every stage of our growth leading up to this lovely space. In the early days of planning CVUUS it was my own mother who made the “piss or get off the pot” pronouncement which perhaps prompted the paths of fate which have brought us all together today. I know her bluntness and aforementioned approach to life and decisions has prompted many a move in my own life.

Read the full testimonial.