Speaker: Esther Charlestin

Exploring Mystery

Special guest Gregory Akinbiyi, with Esther Charlestin, explored the highs, lows, and everything in between as he remains dedicated to unraveling life’s enigmatic paths. Greg is a Middlebury resident, devoted husband, and caring father deeply committed to both his community and family. With a background … read more.

The Art of Gratitude

An inside conversation with the amazing Haitian American artist Sophia Domeville, assisted by Esther Charlestin. We explored her journey, process, practice of gratitude, and a showing of her work. Supported in part through the Vermont Humanities Council for the Arts.

A sampling of Ms. Domeville’s work … read more.

Kiyes Ou Ye: My Love Letter to Haiti

ON SITE & ZOOM. Led by Esther Charlestin reflecting on her ties as a Haitian American assisted by Karl Lindholm and accompanied by our ever expanding choir. We remember her wedding a year ago on Sept 24, 2022 at CVUUS featured Haitian food.

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Questions & Callings

As Black History Month comes to a close, Tom Morgan and Esther Charlestin invite the congregation to consider how simple questions can lead to opportunities for generative change. They are preparing us for our Congregational vote after worship on March 5 on a proposed covenant … read more.

The Oak Tree Within

In our Sanctuary (no Zoom). Life transitions are inevitable. Choosing who you want to be in the midst of different transitions is what will define you. It is what has defined Esther (Thomas) Charlestin, who led this service. We heard stories and songs about the … read more.


In our Sanctuary (on site only, no Zoom). Led by Esther Charlestin with Joanna Colwell, Justice Elijah (NAACP of Rutland members), and Dr. Francois S. Clemmons. See here for Juneteenth’s history and here for CVUUS’ efforts to address racism. Followed by the option … read more.