Welcome to the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington.

For more than 200 years we have been a religious home for open-minded and big-hearted Vermonters. We are diverse in our thinking and beliefs, but we are united in our desire to live out the principles of Unitarian Universalism. We support each other in our religious and spiritual explorations, drawing on many different sources.

We have no creed. We create our community around a shared covenant or promise:

We are united in our commitment to live out our mission to inspire spiritual growth, to care for each other and our community, to seek truth, and to act for justice.

Our iconic building sits at the top of the Church Street Market Place, inviting all to worship, fellowship, justice-making, and compassionate care. We are an inclusive congregation welcoming all people––of whatever age, class, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, or sexual orientation––into our Beloved Community.

We hope you’ll continue to explore our website and join us this Sunday.  


Upcoming Services


June Spiritual Theme, "Revelry"

June 26- "Hope Changes" 
10:00 a.m.

Worship Leader: Maeve McBride

On the final Sunday of June, when our monthly worship theme has been revelry, our Worship Associate, Maeve McBride will bring stories of revelry from parts of life where we might least expect it. Maeve will explore the parallels of the current climate crisis and being witness to her mother's terminal illness. As we celebrate the longest days of the year, we can't forget the losses of previous seasons, species, and loved ones. How are we called to act in this time of crisis? How could ferocious love of people and the planet bring joyous revelry hand-in-hand with great suffering?

July 3- "Demonstrating Our Values Through Eating: An FUUSB Exploration"
10:00 a.m.

Worship Leaders: Valerie Wood-Lewis, Lucy Gluck, Cheryl Herrick, Suzie McCoy

What does the food on our plate mean? What does it do? Do we have a responsibility to our bodies, our human community, the environment, and to the animals with whom we share the planet when we choose what to eat? Join us this morning for a loving, open-hearted look at values-based eating.

About your worship leaders: Valerie, Lucy, Cheryl and Suzie are members of FUUSB who, along with several others, participated in our congregation's first offering of the ​Demonstrating Our Values through Eating (​DOVE​)​ curriculum in spring 2016. All are eager to engage in ​a​ broader discussion about what it means to think about food and eating in ways that are consistent with our deepest values.

 Now Hiring for a Director of Music

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 Find out what's happening at the First UU Society!

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Click Here to Read Our Monthly Spiritual Themed Newsletter, "The Path"!

Click Here to Read Our Post-Service Resource, "Afterword"!


Using Our Building

The First UU Society Meeting House is centrally located in downtown Burlington and offers several excellent rooms for events such as: 

Memorial services

Our building is accessible and is located near city parking and public transportation. 

To use our space for your wedding or other special event, click here.


 Business Office Hours:

Our business offices are generally open Tuesday - Friday,  from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.   The building is open at other times by appointment only.



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