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.  

 UU Spiritual Theme Circles

Spiritual Theme Circles are geared toward deepening FUUSB members’ and friends’ spiritual exploration and experience. The small reflection Circles consist of up to 11 participants and a trained facilitator who meet for one two-hour monthly session over a five month period. Participants should be at least 16 or a high school junior. We hold two “Circle seasons” per year.

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Click here to read, "The Path", our monthly spiritual theme newsletter. 

View the list of library books pertaining to our monthly spiritual theme


 Upcoming Services

 February's Monthly Spiritual Theme: "Grace" 


February 14 - "The Winds of Grace" - Rev. Mara Dowdall, preaching

9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

On Rev. Mara's first Sunday back after maternity leave, we'll dive into our February theme of Grace, considering what a UU theology of grace could look like. What is "grace"? What does it mean in a liberal religious framework, and how does it show up in our lives? How might an awareness of grace deepen our spiritual lives? We'll also join in saying goodbye to Lisa Wolff as she concludes her tenure at First UU's Director of Music and send her off with many blessings.


February 21 - "Agents of Grace" - Rev. Mara Dowdall, preaching

9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

While some people might seem to be natural bearers of grace - or especially gracious, we might say - Rev. Mara's sermon will consider how all of us might be givers of grace. How can each of us, whether especially graciousness or not, be "agents of grace" in our own lives, and in the lives of others? And what difference might acts of grace make in the world?


February 28 - TBA - Cyndi Simpson, guest preacher



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

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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 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 Monday - Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.   The building is open at other times by appointment only.



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