Using the art displayed in his office, Rev. Barnaby explores how the art we bring into our work spaces tells stories, keep us sane, and invites connection. Bring your stories of your favorite workplace art.
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.
Our Spirituality and the Arts summer worship series looked ahead to the 4th of July with a look at protest music and art as a reflection of where we find community… Our Fifth Sunday donee was TRUUsT (Transgender Religious UU professionals Together), which supports trans … read more.
Rev. Barnaby found scores of them from a range of “big thinkers” collected all in one science-oriented book. He’s interested in what you think was left out:
Followed by our Annual Meeting.
Rev. Barnaby reflected on how CVUUS can fly when common wisdom says we can’t. We assembled our communal flower bouquet and Becky Strum read Consecration and Blessing of the Flowers by Rev. Norbert Capek, ad.!
We also welcomed new members in this service: Revell Allen; … read more.
Remembering what they died for — freedom of expression and assembly. Led by Rev. Barnaby.
Martha Fulda read We Are by Ysaye M. Barnell
Rev Barnaby’s The Freethinkers’ Space sermon:
Rev. Barnaby reflected on why atheists are sometimes called “the loyal opposition” to organized religion, and why so many CVUUS congregants are proud atheists who feel at home in our faith community.
Silas Conlon read The Salem Covenant of 1629 and Monty Python and the Holy … read more.
Evolution, one poet said, “stinks of extinction”, but it also shines with emergence. Rev. Barnaby argued that’s what makes science compatible with religion. Listen to his sermon:
Special testimonial by Mark Spritzer, Chairman of the Middlebury College Department of Biology:
Worship associate Karl Lindholm read … read more.
Rev. Barnaby reflected on what he learned teaching his Church of the Larger Fellowship course to incarcerated UU’s about humane and inhumane paths to simplifying our lives.
Poppy Rees, Dir of Religious Exploration, invited kids to tell her about the new bathroom sign symbols on … read more.
Rev. Barnaby considered the spiritual side of time, starting with how weird it would seem throughout human history to promise anyone to start and finish anything “on time.”