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Online ZOOM Sunday Service at 10:30 A.M.

No In Person Services at the Church until further notice - ZOOM services every Sunday at 10:30. - To hear our most recent recorded sermons click on "Hear Our Most Recent Sermons" in the column to the left. To read our most recent newsletter click on "Read Our Most Recent Newsletter" in the column to the left.

Because of the coronavirus quarantine, there will be no gathering for services at our church, until further notice. Here are our plans for this month’s online services, via Zoom. Some programs, particularly Rev. Threet’s, may vary to address the changing needs of the moment. We all miss being together, but while we are not, we can still keep in touch and help each other in fellowship.

Here is a link to a helpful video on how to use Zoom. (Just click on it, and the video will play!)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E

If you need help during the week to get Zoom working for you, please call the church at 802-775-0850. You will be called back by someone who can guide you through it. Zoom is generally easy to use and it works on computers, tablets and smart phones.

To receive the required email invitation to join the Sunday Service please call Nancy Weis at (802) 273-3571.

May 31st: Rev. Barbara Threet
”Have Mercy!”

Mercy isn’t quite the same as forgiveness, or kindness, or compassion. It’s also more than an old-fashioned girl’s name. What might mercy have to do with how UUs strive to live, and with these times?

June 7th: Herb Ogden
“Church and COVID-19”

Herb will begin with a little history of churches and plagues and then examine whether religion can help us deal with the current one.

June 14th: Rev. Barbara Threet
“Sliding into Summer”

This summer promises to be quite unlike any other. Perhaps we’ll still all be at home. Perhaps we’ll be beginning to move back among the wider world. Maybe we’ll be feeling a bit relieved, and maybe we’ll be feeling pretty nervous about that the autumn might bring. We’ll examine what summer might bring (hopefully with more information) and what we might before facing/looking forward to. We’ll also observe our traditional Flower Ceremony - in a very untraditional way! Watch for updates in mid-May!

June 20th* 6:45pm: Herb Ogden & Nancy Weis
“Summer Solstice”

Outdoors at Mary Ashcroft’s “Haroldhenge," 731 Creek Road, Rutland Town
All are welcome at a very large stone circle for a spiritual celebration of the cycles of Nature and the vitality of our fire of commitment -- through short readings, meditation, movement, along with the usual spectacular burning of the dry evergreen with what we wish to be rid of. Bring instruments and noisemakers. Bug repellant may be useful, though we will have citronella torches. Participants must remain 6’ apart at all times and only members of the same household may car pool. All state requirements must be followed. We anticipate the state will increase its group limit from 10 to 25 by the Solstice, but, to make sure you will be allowed to attend, please reserve with Herb Ogden at 293-2510, hogden@vermontel.net. This in person service may be canceled if state requirements or church policies change, so please check the church website, www.rutlanduu.org, or contact Herb for updates before driving to Haroldhenge.
*Rain date June 21st.

Continuing through the summer…
Based on still incomplete results from Rev. Barbara’s email survey, the Sunday Service Committee tentatively plans to host Zoom services every other week from July 12th through August 23rd. We may arrange Zoom coffee hours on the Sundays when no service is held. Details will be in the next newsletter.

RE Sunday- we will be meeting, either in person or via Zoom as conditions permit.

Welcome to our new tenant - Horizons Early Learning Center 802-773-5300

We welcome the Learning Center to the use of our facilities. To contact the Center call. 802-773-5300. The center is independently operated an not affiliated with our church.

Your Liberal Religious Home in Downtown Rutland Vermont

Are you looking for a church home:

>Where people affirm the integrity of each person's spiritual journey?

>Where members work towards a fair and just society?

>Where you can join a supportive community for all ages?

If this sounds like a church for you, be our guest this Sunday at 10:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland,117 West Street.

Statement of Support for Rutland Welcoming Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

"Because our Unitarian Universalist principles call us to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, act with justice and compassion, and build world community; and because we recognize that communities are enriched by embracing cultural and religious diversity, RESOLVED that we, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland, stand in support of Rutland welcoming Syrian and Iraqi refugees to the community and support efforts to ease the transition for the refugees resettling here."

Our Mission Statement

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland exists to provide a joyful and mutually supportive community of all ages, while fostering spiritual growth and the search for personal truth for the free and creative expression of thought, feeling and ideas; and to make a difference here in our own fellowship and in the wider community by working for a more tolerant, respectful and compassionate world.

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Child Care and Sunday School at 10:30

We believe Religious Education provides the opportunity for children of all ages to develop spiritual and moral identities.

Where We are Located

We are located in downtown Rutland at 117 West Street. Please call the church at (802) 775-0850 if you need directions.

December 8 - Rev. Barbara Threet - Let there be Joy

Copyright 2006, Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland
Rutland, Vermont
Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland

117 West Street

Rutland, VT 05701

802-775-0850

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Sunday Service: 10:30 A.M.

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PO Box 754 Rutland VT 05702