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

Good Intentions


Rev. Barnaby explores the problem that Intentions, even good ones, start with “I”. That’s a huge problem in a world where white folks need to get better at recognizing racism’s impact on BIPoC folks if our nation is to make more progress in … read more.

Principles, Schminciples

Rev. Barnaby reflects on why people might see us as naive, nerdy, and nuts, and why we might want to say “Thank you!”. With Karl Lindholm assisting. Followed by social hour in the Ann Ross Fellowship Hall.

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Beloved Community

ON SITE & ZOOM. MLK’s dream for us has Christian roots and a growing appeal in UU World, as evidenced by its central position in the proposed 8th Principle. But how is it defined and why are some UU’s afraid that it is a code … read more.

Christmas Morning Quiet Meditation

We shared reflections as we were moved from meditation with gentle recorded music playing in the background. Children were welcome to attend, but there was no nursery coverage or RE while staff are on vacation.

Christmas Eve Traditional Service

ON SITE & ZOOM. Led by Rev. Barnaby with special music and readings from the Christmas Story. At 7 pm we heard Christmas carols played by a pickup band featuring Neil Chippendale, the Harringtons, and Ronnie Romano. Glendon Ingalls joined the service on trumpet. Ended … read more.

Thresholds as a Gift

ON SITE & ZOOM. Rev. Barnaby reflects on how being in transition can be a time of abundant gifts as well as anxiety for us as a community as well as individually assisted by Becky Strum with our Choir. The House Band played selections by Vince … read more.

Religion and Science: A Living Tradition

ON SITE & ZOOM. Rev. Barnaby reflected on what black holes have to do with proposed changes to our UU Principles.  Assisted by Karl Lindholm.  Proposed “8th” UU Principle: Dismantling Systemic Racism: Thanks to those who came to a congregational conversation following worship to explore this … read more.