This Sunday

Avatar Rights & First Principle

Rev. Barnaby reflects on the changing and expanding identities of the mythical “every person” whose worth and dignity we strive to affirm and promote.

Rev. Barnaby Writes

From the Minister

As we gather for my 8th year as your minister, I remain convinced that Addison County and the world beyond need a thriving Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society. But I am also wondering more than ever just how we will make that happen. We live in a society constantly pushing and pulling us away from congregational life.

The pressure could make me anxious. Every now and then they do, to be honest. But wondering about them excites me because, as Rev. Lynn Ungar recently wrote in Quest, the monthly newsletter of the UU Church of the Larger Fellowship, “I wonder” is “a magic phrase.”  Read More about “From the Minister”

Save the Dates!

Come to our inaugural, family-friendly CVUUS Coffee House on Friday Oct. 25 (7–9 pm)

Is your act together yet? We still have some open slots for performers of all ages.  This open-mike-style event, in the Ann Ross Fellowship Hall, will feature short contributions of music, spoken word, drama, dance, juggling,…. Performers will need to sign up in advance.  Check the October CVUUS newsletter for details. To sign up or get your questions answered, see Shannon LaRose or Carol Harden during coffee hour in the fellowship hall on the first three Sundays of October or email Carol (charden@utk.edu) or Shannon (newfivecents@gmail.com).  Not performing this time? The Music Ministry Team hopes to see you in the audience – child care provided, snack sales to benefit Radical Love Team, BYOB. Read More about “Come to our inaugural, family-friendly CVUUS Coffee House on Friday Oct. 25 (7–9 pm)”

Member Stories

O congregation of sensible shoes.
O buttoned plaid shirts, men in neat beards,
O matriarchs with your practical Judy Dench hair,
O, church parking lot of Prius and Volt. We

are trying. We hung Black Lives Matter
over the door, and that’s not nothing.
Nobody is saying it’s nothing. What
they’re saying is “Keep going”

Read the full testimonial.