Moving procession to new building, 2009

The Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society offers inclusive community, spiritual sustenance, and religious education, thereby encouraging lives of meaning, integrity, and service. We are a welcoming congregation, open to all who find our emphasis on personal religious integrity and commitment meaningful.

We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.

We need not think alike to love alike. We are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be.

We are Unitarian Universalist and Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, atheist and agnostic, believers in God, and more. We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything.

On the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years, we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

We welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. Join us on this extraordinary adventure of faith. Get involved!

Learn about our CVUUS building history here: houses-of-worship-tour-2016-cvuus

Test your UU knowledge

Have you ever wondered when Unitarianism and Universalism merged to become Unitarian Universalism? Or why we light a chalice? Or what put the UUA on J. Edgar Hoover’s radar?

The answers to these and other questions live in our Unitarian Universalist history—a living tradition that provides challenge, insight and inspiration for our faith even today.

For example, the values underlying the UU Side With Love advocacy campaign, and the more recent Love Resists campaign, are a continuation of a long lineage of social witness such as the Declaration of Social Principles, adopted by the Universalist Church of America a hundred years ago. It called on Universalists to move beyond their church walls and into the community to address the social problems of the day.