Death and Dying Explored

Caring Network hosted a couple of events revolving around the issue of death and the things one might get in order before one dies. These three events were offered to the wider community of Addison County.

Final Gifts: What to Do Before We Die

Wednesday afternoon January … read more.

Rough Sleepers Book Group Convenes in Feb

Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O’Connell’s Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People book group convenes in Feb! 

Whether you celebrate 1, none, or all 17 Winter holiday celebrations make sure Rough Sleepers is on your list to receive or give! Rough Sleepers by Tracy Kidder:

NEW … read more.

Charter House Coalition

From Tom Morgan: Depending on the day, Vermont has the 2nd or 3rd highest rate of homelessness per capita in the United States.  Our rate has increased over 150% since 2020.

There are systematic, intersectional reasons that people become homeless.

Socio-economic oppressions, disparity, and impoverishment
Substance use and … read more.

Middlebury’s Community Living Room: GATHER

A PROJECT OF THE BREAD LOAF MOUNTAIN ZEN COMMUNITY

What’s Gather, you ask? 

Gather is a comfortable, welcoming, and free-of-charge gathering place that serves the neighborhood. Gather is a comfort zone for everyone, but especially those who deal with isolation, loneliness, or who could just use a listening friend. … read more.

Affordable Housing for Addison County Conversation

YOU CAN HELP EASE THE HOUSING CRISIS  Spread the word among your friends, family and neighbors in Addison County. Housing advocates say that only about 1,000 people in Addison County know about these resources.  1) HomeShare Vermont  (homesharevermont.org)   2)  Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)  Basic Info (accd.vermont.gov/adu)  Addison County Guide (acrpc.org/regional-programs/housing)  3) Homes First (Tiny Homes)  (homesfirstvt.org)

CVUUS Climate Engagement: Opportunities Abound

Mission: Supporting and amplifying climate action

“We need teams of people to catalyze the 100’s of decisions that individuals need to make over the next decade to change behaviors, change their home heating, and purchase transportation.” Steve Maier

CVUUS Carbon Footprint

CVUUS is measuring & tracking this. Our … read more.

Migrant Farmworker Support in Addison County

In response to deportations of Addison County farm workers and separation of families, many UUs seek to help. With farmers, migrants and volunteers in our community, CVUUS continues to explore where help is needed and is home to our migrant neighbors. We work with 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.

Proposed “8th” UU Principle: Dismantling Systemic Racism

Learn about the proposed “8th” UU Principle: Dismantling Systemic Racism. CVUUS adopted our own version of this in March 2023. CVUUS Race in America Book Group led by Jean Terwilliger and Mike Greenwood is discussing ROUGH SLEEPERS by Tracy Kidder about healing the homeless and is working with other local faith groups to expand affordable housing in Addison County. CVUUS participated in recent Pride rallies.