This Sunday

Midsummer Memoir

Memory is inseparable from the spiritual art of story telling. Silas Conlon leads us in sharing favorite family memoirs. Paul Seward shares how writing a memoir was a spiritual act for him.

Rev. Barnaby Writes

From the Minister

I was hesitant when your Board and Council of Ministries members asked me to contribute to this annual report. In this report, you are saying to each other and to the future, “Here’s what our congregation did during – and with – the precious 12 months from last year’s annual meeting through this year’s gathering.” Part of me felt that the single strongest statement I could make affirming that this is your congregation, not mine even though I am your called spiritual leader and, under our governance system, acting chief executive, would be to keep my voice out of this.  
    
But because I serve you, I will honor this request in two ways. First, some advice about perspective:     

Your annual report will be incomplete. Enjoy it for what it is above all else – a declaration that CVUUS accomplished a lot of things that matter to those who participated and will matter to those who come after us. This is only the second year the congregation has done this kind of report. You are still getting the hang of it. Inevitably, many reasons for gratitude, celebration, and honesty about challenges encountered will get cursory treatment or no mention at all. Moreover, a year is a long time and you are a diverse group. Even the most fabulous annual report will fail to do you justice as history.       Read More about “From the Minister”

Save the Dates!

Spirituality & the Arts Summer Worship & Events

Join us Sunday mornings at 10 am for worship with invited artists of our congregation and beyond exploring a range of creative spiritual expression. We also welcome special music to our Sanctuary.

MaMuse Concert, Wed July 24, 7:30 pm

PointCounterpoint Faculty, Fri Aug 30 & Sept 6, 7:30 pm

Gather Your Summer Waters!

Spring brings our Flower Communion and Fall brings our  Ingathering Water Communion where we bring water from our summer travels or favorite watering hole to fill our communal bowl. We look forward to receiving your water for our Ingathering Worship Service, Sunday Sept. 8. We’ll assemble the previous Sunday Sept 1 of Labor Day Weekend at CVUUS in our sanctuary Read More about “Spirituality & the Arts Summer Worship & Events”

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.