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.  

Building Our Beloved Community - Stewardship Campaign

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Upcoming Services                                                       

March's Theme: Commitment

March 29 – 9 & 11 am   Our Song to Sing

Guest Worship Leader: Matt Meyer
Worship Associate: Woody Fulton

Matt Meyer will lead us in an energetic exploration of rhythm, music, and justice. What does the experience of music tell us about how we live out our faith in the world? What does it tell us about the community we build together? Join us this Sunday for rhythm and song, quiet reflection, and an experience of the holy in music.

Matt is a musician and community organizer who has lead hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country. He has a degree in music and has studied abroad in Cuba, Ghana and Central America. Matt is also a founding resident of the Lucy Stone Cooperative in Roxbury.

April 5 – 9 & 11am  “Roll Away Your Stone”
Worship Leaders: Rev. Mara Dowdall, Martha Dallas
Worship Associate: Maeve McBride
Music: Children’s Choir (9), Adult Choir (11)

**All ages will worship together for our Easter Sunday Celebration, with an optional mid-service activity for children (those participating will be sung out and return before the service concludes).




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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.