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 Events Note

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Upcoming Services 

Sunday, November 26, 9.a.m. and 11 a.m

Rev. Mara Dowdall, Senior Minister

"Unspeakable, Unshakeable Gratitude"

Gratitude is a core spiritual practice in many traditions, including our own UU faith. On this Sunday after the Thanksgiving holiday, and as we wrap our month-long focus on "abundance," we'll consider how it is we can cultivate gratitude in our lives, even - and especially - in times of struggle and uncertainty. How can we live with bountiful thanks in and through all the seasons of life, as we face the world's tenderness and fragility?

Worship Associate: Melinda Lee



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

Click Here to Read the Procedure for Emergency Cancellation of Services

Click Here to Read the Latest eNews Blast

Click Here to Read the Latest edition of "We Are Going! Reflections and Connections for UU Families"

Click Here to Read The Latest Newsletter, "The Steeple"

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


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 office will be open Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - Noon and from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  The office will be closed on Friday and Saturday.



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