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

At the Margins

Rev. Barnaby reflected on who gets left out, kept out, and thrown out of our efforts to build Beloved Community, where that leaves them, and where that leaves us. We introduced our May donee, Sandy Hook Promise.

The Uses of Catastrophe

Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It celebrated the usefulness of adversity in reacquainting us with the uplifting lessons to be learned from Nature. But how do UU’s address a future where our home planet is increasingly likely to become horrifically hostile at times? Our choir … read more.

Earth News You Can Use

Rev. Barnaby discussed what recent information about the nature of our planet and the health of life on it should matter most to us as UU’s.

Getting Started When the End Is Near

Rev. Barnaby reflected on how part of the ending of the pandemic must be working together now on creating the better world we want to inherit. Ethan Spritzer played our piano and Francois Clemmons told us what CVUUS means to him as part of our … read more.

One Year On

What we’ve loved, lost, and learned in the year of remote worship that began March 15, 2020. Led by Rev. Barnaby and featuring Vera Longtoe Sheehan, director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Assn., and Karl Lindholm chatting with daughter Jane of Vermont Public Radio. Followed … read more.

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 collected 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.