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

Flower Communion (All Ages)


This annual UU ceremony celebrates the beauty that each person brings to our community. Bring a flower or two from anywhere, and if you forget come anyway. We’ve got you covered! Our Flower Buds, Alice Berninghausen and Dinah Smith, have built a communal … read more.

Memorial Day, Radical Love Style

Taking a cue from our commitment to being a “Living Tradition,” Rev. Barnaby led us in looking at this Federal holiday as a call to a much broader understanding of what it means to die defending the United States than its creators did. Chuck Miller … read more.

The Mother of Ministry

To honor Mother’s Day, Rev. Barnaby looked back on the role his mother and others played in making him a minister, and invites all of us to do the same whether or not it’s your job title. Our choir sang Calling My Children Home. We share our … read more.

Everyone’s a New UU


Instead of running our typical series of New UU classes this month for folks considering becoming members of CVUUS, Rev. Barnaby invited everyone to become a Born Again UU. Thanks to those who stayed for Blue Jeans Sunday. We’re sparkling!

We shared … read more.

Did You Say Something?


There’s a new round of claims society is losing its ability to nurture conversation. Was Yogi Berra right that we can’t get a conversation going because everyone’s talking too much, or do we have a new problem? Followed by a special social hour … read more.

CVUUS as Garden


What will we be planting this year? Led by Rev. Barnaby. Honoring Earth Day.

We share our offering with Abenaki Helping Abenaki.

After the service we had a Congregational Conversation where we shared in a non-judgmental setting our thoughts about how to live into … read more.

Unwrapping Our Future


Rev. Barnaby led some adventures in creating visions of the gifts that are ours to share if we take our new covenant and our history together to heart. This service culminated with Mud Communion. Ronnie and the Choir led us in a … read more.

Normal Is Different

Rev. Barnaby explored the spiritual challenges of lovingly engaging and preparing our children for the perfectly natural extremes we encounter in human bodies, behaviors, and feelings. Affirmations of supporting diversity mean nothing if we can’t get better at applying them to ourselves and the small … read more.

Dear Diary

Rev. Barnaby’s most personal thoughts about Stewardship. Followed by CVUUS Climate Engagement “Ask Me…” networking during social hour about heat pumps and other carbon-reducing home improvements.

See details of the service here: OOS March 12, 2023

Watch a recording of the service here: