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

Democracy Stumbles

Rev. Barnaby reflected on how Unitarian Universalism’s professed devotion to democracy is not faring well in our thoroughly distracted and neurotic society. How important is defense of this part of our faith?

Readings: Excerpts from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s report on its 2019 Democracy Index … read more.

“I Can’t Be Having That”

Those words are associated with Granny Weatherwax, the late British fantasy writer Terry Pratchett’s beguiling witch who relies more on psychology than spells. Though often only a minor character in Pratchett’s stories, Granny Weatherwax tends to make sure right triumphs. Rev. Barnaby examined the connection … read more.

What Would Martin Do?

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 91 this Jan. 15 had he not been murdered in 1968. How would he want us to remember and honor him in this age of Trump? Led by Rev. Barnaby followed by our congregational conversation: … read more.

Fumbling in the Dark

Thoughts about when accepting each other gets in the way of spiritual growth.

Prelude           Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming         Kate Gridley, Janie Wulff

Chalice Lighting            As the Cold Wind Bites by Ben Soule

(adapt. Rev. Barnaby Feder)

As the wild wind bites, this flame warms us.
As the … read more.

Rough Weather Ahead

Rev. Barnaby looked at how our Second Principle affirming justice, equity, and compassion in human relations is challenged by climate change.


Karl Lindholm read The Great Barrier by Barbara Kingslover and Religion Rejuvenates Environmentalism by Courtney Woo


Many stayed after worship for our Radical Love … read more.