May 20: The Rivers Meet the Sea

10 AM with our ministerial candidate, Jan Hutslar

The joining of each individual’s story and spirit creates the ocean of community. We celebrate the covenantal relationship of our faith, and the strength and resilience of this collective of UU’s.

Simultaneous children’s religious education

Followed by members voting on the calling of Jan as minister for our congregation.

April 15: Dying: It’s Not All About You

10 AM with Cappy and Mark Nunlist

Death is not just an event. It is a process that starts at birth and becomes more intensive as we reach the end of our life span. This process involves family members and other loved ones, caretakers, medical personnel, and has profound financial consequences. The service will raise questions as to the proper role for each of these participants in one’s death.

The service will be followed by a workshop that will provide the opportunity to explore the questions raised. It will be facilitated by Cappy Nunlist, Mark Nunlist (a retired family practice physician) and Lori Fortini (D-H Aging Resource Center Program Leader and D-H Honoring Decisions First Steps Facilitator).

Simultaneous children’s religious education

April 8: Resistance and Renewal

10 AM with Rev. Patience Stoddard

The Passover Story is an important story that reminds us of the importance of resistance and renewal.  In this time of rising authoritarianism, what are some things we can do to resist this trend and where can we find renewal to keep our faith alive and continue striving for justice and freedom.

Simultaneous children’s religious education

April 1 (Easter Sunday): Surprised by Joy

10 AM with Rev. Patience Stoddard

Sometimes, when life seems darkest, something unexpected can bring joy.
Easter morning is but one expression of that universal, and often inexplicable, experience which we will celebrate today.

Simultaneous children’s religious education

Please note:
There is an Easter Sunday Pot Luck lunch after the Service on April 1, 2018.  Please come and celebrate the coming of spring and the holiday of Easter.  This has become a UUCUV tradition.

March 18: Dismas: House of Reconciliation

10 AM with guest speaker Sue Buckholz

Dismas of Vermont is dedicated to reconciling prisoners with society and society with prisoners as they reach the end of their incarcerative sentences.  DOV operates three houses – one in Burlington, one in Rutland and on in Hartford Village – where men and women leaving prison on furlough can reintegrate into the wider world, can live in a family atmosphere and reconnect with family as well as the community.  We invite everyone to come and be part of our mission!

Simultaneous children’s religious education