Due to COVID-19 we will be holding our Worship Services and Drop-In Discussions online for the foreseeable future. We will hold on-line services each Sunday at 10:30am (our regular worship time). 
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Meeting ID: 131 764 422
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Our Sunday services begin at 10:30am.
Our Drop-In Discussions are now held on Tuesday evenings.
Upcoming Services

November 2020

November 1| Authentically Remembering

It is said that we should not speak ill of the dead, that we should be encouraged to only hold onto the good memories. The good memories are precious AND it is equally important to honor the complicated grief we hold. On this Remembrance Sunday, we will gather to mourn together. If you have a loved one you would like remembered, please send a photo to Rev. Lane at to be included in the service.

 — Rev. Lane Campbell


November 8 | Authentic Hope

How do we find a hope that doesn't sugar-coat or get dishonest about the struggles of life? In an exploration of hope, lament, and honesty, let us see where we find space to be authentic about our doubts while still remaining hopeful.

— Rev. Lane Campbell

November 18 | Towards Disability Justice

Rev. Lane will be joined by guests to lead worship this Sunday in an exploration of what disability justice looks like- community support for people who live with disabilities that centers the voices of people who live with disabilities. A dialogue will be hosted after the service during coffee hour for more learning and reflection.

— Rev. Lane Campbell

November 22| Authentically Queer

Join First Universalist Church and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for a service celebrating living out loud and proud. On this Sunday following Transgender Day of Remembrance, we will explore both the gifts and the unfortunate challenges of living out and proud. And we will search our hearts for a faithful response to queerphobia and transphobia.

— Rev. Lane Campbell

November 29| My Universalist Journey

A few years ago, I learned about a Universalist ancestor who lived in Vermont, and this led me not only to visit the town where he lived, but also various aspects of our Universalist heritage, which I will share with my church family the last Sunday of November.

— Steve Farrington

*First Universalist has a long-standing tradition of having one Sunday sermon a month be presented by someone other than our minister. Our lay-led services give our minister well-deserved unscheduled time, as well as allowing us to share our individual spiritual journeys, experiences and diverse world views, which is an important part of our rich Unitarian Universalist heritage.

Our Monthly Worship Themes

Each month we explore a specific theme in our Sunday Worship services, Midweek Meditations, and occasional Drop-In Discussions.

Explore with us this church year!

October: Grief
November: Authenticity
December: Care of Self, Care of Soul
January: Connection
February: Embodiment
March: Dreams Deferred
April: The Unknown
May: Joy
June: Community


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