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

When the End is Near

Rev. Barnaby reflects on what we know about how things end teaches us about beginning with gusto, commitment, and joy. We’ll collect for Abenaki Helping Abenaki.

One Year On

A look back at the beginning of remote worship at CVUUS, and what we’ve learned. Followed by a Congregational Conversation on COVID’s lessons and how we feel about when we should come together again. We’ll collect for Vermont Abenaki Artists Assn.

Bound for Joy

Our stewardship service and spring pledge drive kick-off. Philia the Owl wants to pledge, maybe, but has a few questions about whether giving us a field mouse will be enough. Led by Rev. Barnaby and canvass chairs Brett Millier and Karl Lindholm. We’ll collect for … read more.

Good Intentions

Everyone suffers from disconnects between their intentions and the impact of their actions. Rev. Barnaby looked at the hazards of generosity and how to avoid them. Special music from Shannon LaRose on banjo. Followed by congregational conversation on classism. We collected for DRUUMM.

Space, Time, and Generosity

Rev. Barnaby reflected on what science and reason have to say about generosity. We collected for First Parish in Portland ME and heard special music from them as well as All of Us Are Loved by our CVUUS Choir, Lucy Tenenbaum, dir.

Order of Service

Preservice slideshow … read more.

Generosity of Spirit

Rev. Barnaby reflected on how generosity of spirit is vital to the when and how of gaining freedom. Special music drawn from the culture of Madagascar from Nau Nau. Poppy sang one of our most beautiful hymns. We collected for Church of the Larger Fellowship.

First Things First

Rev. Barnaby offered the Inaugural Address he wished President Biden would give. Service was followed by a Congregational Conversation on Adult Religious Exploration (RE) during zoom coffee hour.

The Future of Intimacy

Sex robots, virtual reality, and other technologies promise huge benefits for individuals unhappy with their sex lives, or just curious to explore. Rev. Barnaby reflected on how pursuit of breakthroughs in individual sexual fulfillment could drastically redefine what it means to be human and our … read more.

Christmas Eve Sundown Service

Rev. Barnaby’s homily looked at main themes from pre-Covid Christmases and ask what comes next; lots of special music.

Access the live service on Zoom by clicking on https://www.zoom.us/my/cvuusservice at 5:30 pm on the 24th.

or watch on YouTube, same time

Order of Service

Welcome   Rev. Barnaby Feder

Musical Prelude     … read more.