Category: News

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.

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  (   2)  Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)  Basic Info (  Addison County Guide (  3) Homes First (Tiny Homes)  (

Middlebury’s Community Living Room: GATHER


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.

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 discussed Asian American Histories of the U.S. and worked with other local faith groups to host a community conversation on June 4 on three ways homeowners can expand affordable housing in Addison County. CVUUS participated in recent Pride rallies.

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.

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.