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!
“Waiting” - Rev. Mara Preaching
Inspired by the liturgical season of Advent, we will explore the spiritual dimensions of “waiting.” We spend an inordinate amount of time in life “waiting” – to see the doctor, to get where we’re going, for something to happen. And yet, more and more, we live in a culture of real time results, immediate answers, and instant gratification. What might be the value of “waiting?” How do we navigate those times when waiting feels impossible?
“Keeping Hope Alive” - Rev. Mara Preaching
Our Sermon Slower Cooker topic this month is HOPE. Hope is a value often lifted up during the December holidays. , we will journey into hope’s heart together. What is hope? What does it matter? How can we find hope when it’s hard to find?
Multigenerational Holiday Celebration - Martha, Rev. Mara and Friends
Come be part of a festive and sacred service for all ages. We will repeat last year’s “no rehearsal” Christmas Pageant. We will also have a child dedication ceremony [if you are interested in having your infant or child dedicated this
, please be in touch with Rev. Mara by .]
, 4 p.m. Family Service
6 p.m. Candlelight Service
8 p.m. Candlelight Service
Special Guest Worship Leader, ONE SERVICE ONLY
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Using Our Building
The First UU Society Meeting House is centrally located in downtown Burlington and offers several excellent rooms for events. 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.
A complete Society Calendar can be found in the members' section of the website.
|11:00||Wedding - Private Ceremony|
|7:00||Grief and Bereavement Group|
|6:00||RE Committee Meeting|
|7:00||Membership Committee Meeting|
|6:00||Nominating Committee Meeting|
|7:30||Fine Arts Quartet - Beethoven Cycle|
|10:00||Library Committee Meeting|