This Sunday.

Unknowable Neighbors

Rev. Barnaby reflects on the apparent bind we are in with the commandment to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” We’ll collect for an urgent need in our “5th Sunday” collection.

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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New Adult Religious Explorations Begin

Breathe Book Group Jean Terwilliger and Mike Greenwood will lead a group reading of this year’s UUA Common ReadBreathe by Imani Perry on the fourth Wed of the month at 7:30 pm for four months starting Jan 27th and ending April 28th. Join us online here.   Exploring Prayer  Rev. Barnaby will lead an online class on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 7 PM in Jan, Feb, and March. We’ll look at the varieties of prayer, loosely following the structure of Rev. Kate Braestrup’s book Beginner’s Grace: Bringing Prayer into Your Life.  Contact Rev. Barnaby (revbarnaby@cvuus.org) to sign up! More here.      

Covid-19 Policy

Onsite public Sunday morning worship won’t resume before April 1, 2021 at the earliest

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

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Words from Rev. Barnaby

From the Minister

One of my favorite things to do for the arrival of the New Year has been to reflect back on how much has changed in my life over the past year.  For good measure, I have often thought about a few other time increments as well: the past 5 or 10 years, for example.

     I suspect this mind habit reflects a fear that I won’t know who I am if I don’t keep honest track of where I’ve been. But I also suspect I’ve been conditioned by my privileged circumstances to expect that reflecting on my passing years will bring me comfort and nostalgic pleasure. Read More about “From the Minister”

Member Stories

I am the direct beneficiary of slavery. Where do I go with that? Guilt. Denial. Tears. Anger.

Margy Levine Young