Join us for this important UU service as we celebrate Silas Conlon and Peter Orzech as they “Bridge” (transition from high school to the next stage of their lives). We will also have a chance to thank our wonderful Religious Exploration Leaders, Assistants, Council and … read more.
Speaker: Poppy Rees
Poppy Rees is the Director of Religious Exploration at CVUUS. She was raised in Middlebury and loves working with kids.
The children of Spirit Play, Spirit of Adventure, SUUper Plays and Coming of Age led us in worship, guided by Poppy Rees, Dir. of Religious Exploration, and Bobbi Loney.
Special Music 1st Arabesque by Claude Debussy played on piano by Ethan Spritzer
Welcome and Pathways to … read more.
Join our family-friendly Christmas Eve service in which all are welcome to take part in our joyful story with Mary, Joseph, shepherds, sheep, angels, animals, wise ones, and stars – flexible depending on who shows up (last year we had 3 Marys, each with a … read more.
Singer and CVUUS Director of Religious Exploration, Poppy Rees, shared her personal journey with singing and the importance of not losing what makes you you. A very musical worship service which included singing by Poppy, as well as all who came.
Chalice Lighting Led by Poppy and … read more.
“The great end in religious instruction is to awaken the soul, to excite and cherish spiritual life.” – William Ellery Channing – We awakened our souls and explored the spiritual act of teaching. We will thanked our wonderful Religious Exploration leaders and assistants.
Sharing Allie Izzard … read more.
The children of Neighboring Faiths, Harry and UU, and Spirit Play led us in reflecting on the meaning and importance of mystery and questions, big and small, in our life journeys. Led by Poppy Rees, Dir. of Religious Exploration, and Bobbi Loney, Kids for Kids Coordinator.
Welcome … read more.
No-Rehearsal All-Ages Nativity Pageant! Our family-friendly 5 pm service welcomed all to take part in our joyful story with Mary, Joseph, shepherds, sheep, angels, animals, wise ones, and stars – flexible depending on who shows up. We provided costumes or some brought their own. Holiday Youth … read more.
Ingathering / Water Communion MULTIGEN. Rev. Barnaby and DRE Poppy Rees shared a story for all ages about a community learning how radical love embraces everyone — and everything! We brought water representing anywhere we’ve been over the summer to mingle in the vases we … read more.
Who are the people or communities that have helped you find or be true to your authentic self? Poppy Rees, Dir of Religious Exploration, explored this and also thanked our wonderful Religious Exploration teachers, leaders, and others who gave their time, energy, and love to … read more.
Rev. Barnaby and Poppy Rees led an interactive exploration of the power of a diverse congregation to accomplish great things together. Their original staging of their story, “Bigger Than Yourself” was framed by Connie and Chris singing John McCutcheon’s song of the same name and … read more.