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

Silver Linings

The things we have unexpectedly been gifted by the pandemic challenge are piling up along with the challenges. Let’s celebrate them. New members welcomed. Led by Rev. Barnaby

The Future We Choose

Buddhism would say it is already here. Is that good news? Rev. Barnaby considered the wisdom of a line of poetry that reads “everything is fleeing toward its presence.”  DAYLIGHT SAVING time ends Nov 1. Set clocks back one hour.

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN6lkpxmWqk

Order of Service

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Communal Forgiveness

In September, Rev. Barnaby reflected on how forgiveness needs to start with individuals. Now he looks at how justice requires group practices of forgiveness. Stay for a congregational conversation on zoom about new and creative ways we can make our CVUUS holiday celebrations meaningful this … read more.

Blessing of the Animals

We blessed our animal companion(s) and remembered those we lost in a Milestones and Passages.

Order of Service

Preservice: Chuck Miller accompanied by animal images

Bell: Recognition of Abenaki Land   Julia Chant

Prelude: Talk with the Animals   Kate Gridley

Call to Worship/ Pathways to Connection: Esther Thomas, Worship Associate

Chalice Lighting: Ollie … read more.

Lessons in Forgiving

Rev. Barnaby reflected on the spiritual power of adapting an ancient Jewish New Year’s tradition to today’s circumstances.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Tg_-45yJFJ8

Order of Service

Preservice: Chuck Miller accompanied by fall garden images

Bell: Julia Chant

Prelude: Chuck Miller

Welcome/ Pathways to Connection: Becky Strum & Julia Chant, Worship Associates

Call to Worship: … read more.

Truth Wars

On the occasion of people going back to school in a time when everyone is on edge and uncertain about the future. Rev. Barnaby reflected on what we may most need to learn, and to teach our children: truth isn’t simple and we shouldn’t be … read more.

Water Communion Ingathering

We collected your summer waters into our communal bowl and poured them onto our gardens as we gathered for our new worship year.  UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray offered an inspiring video here reminding us that this is no time to go it alone.

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