Author: Elaine Stehel

Welcoming Congregation Re-Certification

We Would Like Your Input


The Unitarian Church of Montpelier is a “Welcoming Congregation,” which indicates that the church aims to be fully inclusive of individuals who self identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and other (LGBTQ+). This is a designation that was awarded … read more.

Membership Musings

When I moved to Central Vermont in 2017 from Salt Lake City, Utah, everything I encountered seemed smaller than it had been ‘out west’ … the roads, the businesses, the people, the cars, the houses, even the serving sizes of food at restaurants … until … read more.

March Mystery Madness…What is it?

Updated February 2019

March Mystery Madness is a playful way our congregation connects with one another toward the end of winter. This year, 2019, will be the 8th year for this much-anticipated multi-generational game. Please join us in this guessing game. It is a fun and easy way … read more.

Clarke Dinner & Lecture Series

Carolina Parakeet

It’s that time of year again, The Clarke Lecture Series is starting again.

Come to these Evenings! Dinner and Entertainment!
Three Delicious Vegetarian Meals (6:00 pm)
Prepared by Chef Albert Sabatini
Series of 3 Dinners for $50 or $20 Each
Followed by Free Slide Shows

Saturday, January 19

“Avoiding Cardinal Sins: … read more.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our Flower Garden (Summer)
An opportunity awaits you this summer if you are a person who likes to be part of a team and likes to garden.  Our UCM gardens are maintained by each person taking a week to stop by and water, (the hose is … read more.

Growth & Facilities Task Force

Growth & Facilities Task Force (GFTF) has developed an extensive inventory that identifies numerous long-range physical space needs of the congregation. We gathered input from the Board, committees, and staff, as well as UCM members, professionals, and experts, in accordance with assigned responsibilities.

The GFTF is … read more.

Welcoming Children in Worship

Hints for Children, Family Members and Other Congregants

People of all ages belong in our faith community. When we worship together it can be an enriching experience for all. We want every person to feel welcome, comfortable, loved, and respected within our … read more.

UCM Camping Weekend

UCM Second Annual Camping Trip  

Come camping with us (or come just for the day)!  The second annual UCM camping trip will be at Kettle Pond State Park the weekend of July 20- 22nd.  We currently have four lean-tos still available of the sixteen that we have reserved … read more.

2017 Clarke Lectures and Dinners

Reserve Now: Clarke Lecture Dinner Tickets Are a Bargain!

Enjoy three delicious vegetarian dinners for just $40! All dinners
will be followed by an engaging speaker and slide presentation. The
evenings (third Saturday in January, February, and March) begin with
hot cider … read more.