The Choir will repeat 9 of the anthems they sang from Sept to May. It is an uplifting and entirely musical service. Come listen to the choir, and think about, “where is my place in the choir?” Maybe as singer, maybe as listener, maybe as … read more.
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.
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 reflects on how CVUUS can fly when common wisdom says we can’t. Please bring a flower for our communal bouquet! We will also welcome new members in this service.
Remembering what they died for — freedom of expression and assembly. Led by Rev. Barnaby.
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.”
Becky Strum read Some Questions You Might Ask (about Congregational Stewardship) by Mary Oliver (adapted Rev. Barnaby Feder) and Neil Chippendale followed with a testimonial.
Rev. Barnaby offered his Care of What You Love But Don’t Own sermon.
Chuck Miller, Neil Chippendale, the CVUUS Choir, … read more.