Born out of a desire to unify the country during the Civil War, the Day of Thanksgiving is surrounded by a tangled web of stories about race, spirituality, and revisionist nationalistic history. With all of its complicated layers and history, the Thanksgiving holiday still endures … read more.
Category: What’s New?
As people, we naturally gravitate toward those similar to ourselves. It is simple, easier, and it is comfortable. As we celebrate “National Coming Out Day,” and “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” what inspirations and awakenings can we glean from deeply listening to voices of the marginalized.
“A Shift in the Wind”
250 years ago, the Rev. John Murray preached his first Universalist sermon in North America due to a shift in the wind that prevented him from moving on. He would go on to found Universalism as a denomination in America. … read more.
Please watch the video message above regarding possible unrest in our state capital in the coming days.
The UCM Executive Team has issued this statement regarding church community safety: “In light of last week’s violence at the Capitol and the uncertainty surrounding the potential for similar … read more.
As the governing body of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, we the Board of Directors, unequivocally condemn the attack on our US Capitol on January 6, 2021. We condemn any and all attempts to forcibly delay or to overturn the results of a democratic election. … read more.
In light of last week’s violence at the Capitol and the uncertainty surrounding the potential for similar conduct in Montpelier this Sunday, the Executive Team has instructed UCM staff to work from home on Sunday, January 17th, in order to ensure their safety. Similarly, the … read more.
The events that transpired yesterday at the United States Capitol were disturbing and disheartening. I imagine many of you watched with fear and dismay as armed rioters stormed the Capitol building while our members of Congress took part in their constitutional duty to certify … read more.
During our Christmas Eve service this year, we celebrate the hope and light of the Christmas season with a service of lessons, carols, and candle lighting. We will share in this time-honored tradition under different roofs rather than crowded in together under the roof of … read more.