Author: Laura Asermily

Arribada Book Discussion & Mexican Food

CVUUS friend and author Gloria Estela González Zenteno read from her first novel Arribada on Thur June 17 and returns in July to discuss it in two parts with anyone who would like to join her and Mike Greenwood.

Arribada is a story about environmental … read more.

United for Ukraine’s Peace & Freedom

View a recording of Middlebury College’s “United for Ukraine” Concert from 4/24/22 here. It was an extraordinarily moving program featuring Middlebury Community Chorus which includes several singers from CVUUS.

As  we are all painfully aware, the situation in Ukraine is not getting any  better; with … read more.

Showing Up for Racial Justice

Celebrate Juneteenth. Watch the worship service led by Esther Charlestin with others on June 19. Learn about the proposed “8th” UU Principle: Dismantling Systemic Racism and the CVUUS Race in America Book Group. Jean Terwilliger and Mike Greenwood led a common reading and discussion of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson in early 2022 and others in past years.

Migrant Farmworker Support in Addison County

Seeking Drivers: Through the pandemic farm workers were needing less rides and many of the people with licenses were providing rides to other workers.  Addison Allies provided a list of drivers.  Many of the most reliable people on that list of drivers have either left … read more.

Meals for Charter House

Charter House is a local organization which has been providing housing and meals to the homeless in the Middlebury area since 2005.  Over the years, its importance has grown, as has the need. Pre-COVID Charter House provided almost 40,000 meals to hundreds of individuals and … read more.

Honoring Indigenous People

CVUUS Worship

CVUUS worship opens with a ringing of the bell and saying:We recognize that CVUUS gathers on land seized from the Western Abenaki people by European colonizers. We respect the Abenaki’s spiritual relationship to the land and waters of the Champlain Valley. We are … read more.