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

Holy Earth Day (Part 2)

IN PERSON & ON ZOOM. Rev. Barnaby continued our reflection on what it might look like to celebrate Earth Day with as much intention as Christians celebrate Easter after the 40 day build-up period of Lent. We honored the Spring Equinox and talked about some … read more.

Holy Earth Day

ONSITE & ZOOM. Rev. Barnaby offered the first of two reflections on whether Earth Day should rank with the two Christian holidays that shaped our denomination in the 19th Century: Christmas and Easter. What would the equivalent to Advent and Lent in traditional Christianity look … read more.

Runaway Polarization

Rev. Barnaby reflected on the most dangerous social change in our lifetimes and what UU values call us to do in response. We shared our offering with the UU Church of the Larger Fellowship. CLF serves over 3,500 UU’s all over the world with a … read more.

How to Read the Bible

Rev. Barnaby reflected on what the Bible says about where we encounter God, not who God is, especially when we consider who is speaking and whose voice is left out. Watch a recording of the service here.

Order of Service

Bell: Land Acknowledgement

Prelude:  Ronnie Romano, Director … read more.

Animal Lives: Celebration and Lessons

ZOOM ONLY. Rev. Barnaby reflected on what animal behavior and intelligence teaches us about how to relate spiritually and emotionally to anything we consider as “other” to us. Poppy led our Time for All Ages in which we lit candles and blessed the animals who … read more.

Reflection on 2021

ONLINE ONLY. Rev. Barnaby reflected on dealing with uncertainty via looking back at his weekly messages to the congregation during 2021. We collected for UNICEF vaccination efforts. Watch the service here.

Order of Service

Prelude:  CVUUS Choir, Ronnie Romano, Director of Music

Bell: Land Acknowledgement

Welcome:  Rev. Barnaby

Song: … read more.