Black Lives Matter!

No More Killing!

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) invites us to stay engaged on Black Lives Matter efforts. Several walked with Middlebury College students protesting for justice for Breonna Taylor Friday Sept 25 at Cross St Bridge. Several have posted and had their BLM lawn signs stolen, especially from East Middlebury and Ripton. We are urged to report this to police. Follow more here. 

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CVUUS Fall Fundraiser

Chili ToGo Fest Postponed

We have decided to postpone the Chili To-go fundraiser until February or March in response to this week's Covid update and revised guidance from the governor. We want to cook and have some fun selling food to help CVUUS, but this is not the time.

However, it is the time to help CVUUS! If you have the means, say thanks to those who keep the lights on and those who keep our ministries strong by giving 4% of your annual pledge before December 12th. If you love to cook for others, watch for opportunities at Charter House and with CVUUS families in the Blast.

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 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


Onsite public Sunday morning worship won’t resume before April 1, 2021 at the earliest (per current CVUUS Board policy). Read More about “COVID 19 POLICY”

Words from Rev. Barnaby

From the Minister

As I write this on Oct. 25, we are heading into a month full of uncertainty, but also consecrated to reflecting on gratitude as we prepare December’s many holidays. Perhaps our biggest spiritual challenge will be finding ways to be grateful for uncertainty.

             And what a challenge! I don’t know how the 2020 election will come out or when we will finally know the results. I don’t know when the arrival of a good vaccine or some other development will begin to put Covid-19 in our rear-view mirrors. I have no idea when humans – through cooperation or collapse – will decisively halt their upward spiral of hydro-carbon emissions driving climate change. 

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Member Stories

When Donald Trump got elected President, I said I would build a bigger table.

Kate Gridley