Speaker: Rev. Barnaby Feder

Barnaby Feder is the settled minister at CVUUS. Before becoming a minister Barnaby worked for twenty-seven years as a reporter for the New York Times. Barnaby’s wife, Michele Lowy, is an elementary school teacher. They have three children, two sons and a daughter.

More about Rev. Barnaby

Lessons in Forgiving

Rev. Barnaby reflected on the spiritual power of adapting an ancient Jewish New Year’s tradition to today’s circumstances.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Tg_-45yJFJ8

Order of Service

Preservice: Chuck Miller accompanied by fall garden images

Bell: Julia Chant

Prelude: Chuck Miller

Welcome/ Pathways to Connection: Becky Strum & Julia Chant, Worship Associates

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Truth Wars

On the occasion of people going back to school in a time when everyone is on edge and uncertain about the future. Rev. Barnaby reflected on what we may most need to learn, and to teach our children: truth isn’t simple and we shouldn’t be … read more.

Water Communion Ingathering

We collected your summer waters into our communal bowl and poured them onto our gardens as we gathered for our new worship year.  UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray offered an inspiring video here reminding us that this is no time to go it alone.

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Small Is Beautiful

Welcome to the Era of Small Group Congregational Life and Worship. Led by Rev. Barnaby.

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Order of Service

Prelude: Here We Are, Chuck Miller on piano

                May Nothing Evil, Kate Gridley on piano

Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Becky Strum, Worship Associate

Call to Worship: … read more.

Building More Love with a New Blueprint

Led by Rev. Barnaby. Followed by CVUUS Annual Meeting ONLINE.

Order of Service

Pre-Service Prelude: CVUUS Spring Worship Theme by Chuck Miller

Welcome Bell:    Kate Gridley

Prelude: My Lord What a Mourning  trad. Spiritual     Kate Gridley

Welcome and Pathways to Connection: Wren Colwell, Worship Associate

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Beauty – Flower Communion

We continued our annual tradition of building a communal flower bouquet…online, for the first time.

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Order of Service

Prelude: Chuck Miller on piano and Lucy Tenenbaum with flower montage

Welcome & Pathways to Connection: Karl Lindholm, Worship Associate

Call to Worship & Chalice Lighting 

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Parenting in a Pandemic


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Prelude: For Children by Bela Bartok  Piano and visuals Kate Gridley

Come Wash Your Hands with the Singhs

Welcome and Pathways to Connection: Becky Strum, Worship Associate

Call to Worship Surrender to This Life by Gretchen Haley

Chalice Lighting  Across the Distance by Laura Thompson

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Mud CommUUion Sunday

We shared about a) a time in your life when you felt really stuck or b) a time in your life when it became clear something good had come out of time when you were stuck or c) what about life today leaves you feeling … read more.