Sixty years ago this month the American Unitarian Association and Universalist Church of America officially consolidated to form the Unitarian Universalist Association. As we mark this anniversary, let us consider the origin stories that shape who we are as a a faith movement and the … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Joan Javier-Duval
On this first Sunday of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we will delve into “story” as a part of the Asian American experience. These stories have often been invisible in U.S. culture and in majority-white faith communities. Recent events have elevated Asian American experiences and stories … read more.
What does it mean to become “fully formed” as a spiritual person? Is this even possible? How does Unitarian Universalist theology and practice support this process of religious and spiritual “becoming”? This Sunday, we welcome the newest members to join the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.
For many of us, becoming our “best selves” is an ongoing goal towards which we strive in our day to day lives. Does “becoming” always have to involve striving? What wisdom can be found in the tension between striving and surrender? In this service, we … read more.
On this Good Friday of the Christian liturgical calendar, Rev. Joan and the worship team will offer a Tenebrae-style service that invites us to sit with the difficult realities and suffering of the world before the arrival of resurrection and hope on Easter morning. This … read more.
This weekend marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover as well as the Christian Holy Week which begins with Palm Sunday and leads to Easter Sunday. These holy days and religious traditions speak to the conditions of oppression and marginalization in this very … read more.
In this service, we mark one year of the Covid-19 pandemic and one year of “virtual church.” What has changed over the past year? What has remained the same? How have your commitments deepened or shifted over this time? To what do we commit ourselves … read more.
Togetherness has taken on new meaning over the past year of this pandemic. It is all of us together – even while we’ve been physically apart – that continues to make our church community what it is. We launch this year’s Annual Pledge Drive acknowledging … read more.
Nature shows us that, in the words of Robin Wall Kimmerer, “All flourishing is mutual.” How can we build the foundations of mutuality and reciprocity into our care of one another and our planet?