Category: News

2020 CROP Hunger Walk Needs Us! 

From its birth in 1969, Church World Service CROP Hunger walks have raised over $500 million in more than 900 communities and CVUUS has been a part of that. This year, due to the pandemic, there is increased need for food and resources here in … read more.

How Can We Connect This Year?

This was the big question that the Council of Ministries brainstormed at its annual retreat in August.  In this time of social distancing, the council’s mission of “building  connections so the work of the church gets done” seems more essential than ever. Meeting in-person with … read more.

Dinners for Charter House

CVUUS has been providing a nutritious lunch once a month for Charter House for many years, led initially by Sue Grigg and Mary Lou Bright, and lately by Alan Moore and Revell Allen.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, Charter House has been feeding three meals a … read more.

CVUUS Achieves Negative Electric Bill!

Thanks to our 17 solar panels in the ACORN Energy Solar 2 project in Shoreham, as well as our participation in Green Mountain Power’s new Share Green program, CVUUS’s electric bill for mid-July through mid-August was –$19.25, meaning that we didn’t have to pay anything … read more.

Native Moons and Natural Mindfulness

This new small group ministry led by Liam and Mike Greenwood aims at celebrating the Abenaki and Iroquois lunar cycle. We are an informal group reading chapters of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer and holding discussions and sharing our writing on Zoom.  We are … read more.

No More Killing!

We’re sure you’ve been watching the news of the latest police brutality with grief and rage. Our Black neighbors, friends, and family members have been asking us to dismantle racism in ourselves for a long time. After demonstrations in Minneapolis, the police officer who murdered George Floyd has been arrested and is being charged more seriously. Protests work! We saw a lot of you at recent “No More Killing” vigils sponsored by CVUUS and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) congregating at Middlebury’s College Park to say NO to police brutality.  Others attended protests in Rutland, Burlington, Montpelier, Vergennes.

Daily CommUUnion

Rev. Barnaby shares inspirational thoughts, music and readings in a regular email. Look for these coming from This started as a daily email during COVID times as a way of staying connected titled Daily CommUUnion  and then became twice weekly emails titled Tweek and … read more.