This Sunday.

Three Sisters: Celebrating the Full Corn Moon

Led by Liam Greenwood with MUHS student Grace Vining who, along with a Burlington student Theo Ellis Novtny, won an award for young film makers by creating this short documentary focusing on learning and teaching about Abenaki history and culture. Grace started out writing … read more.

Black Lives Matter!

No More Killing!

We’re sure you’ve been watching the news of the latest police brutality with grief and rage. Our Black neighbors, friends, and family members have been asking us to dismantle racism in ourselves for a long time. After demonstrations in Minneapolis, the police officer who murdered George Floyd has been arrested and is being charged more seriously. Protests work! We saw a lot of you at recent “No More Killing” vigils sponsored by CVUUS and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) congregating at Middlebury’s College Park to say NO to police brutality.  Others attended protests in Rutland, Burlington, Montpelier, Vergennes. Read More about “No More Killing!”

Spring Pledge Drive: United as One

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Covid-19 Policy

COVID 19 POLICY

Anyone using CVUUS grounds or buildings MUST get clearance and schedule ahead of time with Laura DURING THESE HOURS: M-F 8 am-12 pm  office@cvuus.org. In an emergency when Laura can’t be reached, contact Rev. Barnaby 989-9303, take pre-screening health survey before attending, adhere to “CVUUS COVID CHECKLIST” and sign in and out. Those singing or playing musical instruments inside should follow this: Singing and Playing Instruments in Sanctuary 9.9.20

GROUP MEETINGS – 10 people maximum, are permitted IF there is a compelling reason for them to meet onsite in-person AND they make reasonable efforts to accommodate those who wish to attend virtually. Read More about “COVID 19 POLICY”

Words from Rev. Barnaby

From the Minister

Liam Greenwood recently lent me Roots of Survival: Native American Storytelling and the Sacred, a book published in 1996 by Joseph Bruchac, a writer of mixed European and Native American descent who was primarily raised by his Abenaki grandfather. It’s a mixture of mythic stories, critiques of Euro-centric culture, history told from Native American perspectives, and Bruchac’s own distillations of what he has learned from decades of studying the varied spiritual practices of Native Americans. Distillations like this poem Bruchac wrote about native mountaintop fire rituals at dawn:

The mountain seen
and the mountain known
are not the same. Read More about “From the Minister”

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 … read more.

Hannah Sessions