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Sunday Service at 10:30 A.M.

July 15th begins summer schedule, which is more informal. Services are still held at 10:30 a.m. Child care is not available for summer services, sorry for any inconvenience.

July 8th: No service

July 15th: Cathy Archer “Theater of the Soul” Come prepared to exercise your inner actor or just watch as Cathy leads us in some reader’s theater.

July 22nd: On the Big Screen…
“Epigenetics, Stress, & Gender Identity”, presented by Karissa Sanbonmatsu

She is the daughter of summer attendees of our church and a distinguished scientist. She gives a scientific explanation of how to know you're in love.

July 29th: On the Big Screen…
“Calvin and Servetus”, presented by Ryan M. Reeves

We’ll watch this lecture by Ryan M. Reeves (Ph.D. Cambridge). Then we’ll discuss it. Michael Servetus was a proto-Unitarian executed in Geneva with the approval of prominent early Protestant John Calvin. Useful background for the lecture would be an encyclopedia entry on Servetus, since Dr. Reeves assumes a rudimentary knowledge of him. Reeves explains why Servetus risked death by going to Geneva and the reason for burning heretics in the 16th Century.

August 5th: SERVICE SUNDAY
This will be a time for fellowship and fun as we tidy up our church and accomplish some neglected tasks. We have a list of projects that can easily be completed in an hour, plus PIZZA for all participants! Activities include making an inventory of old "stuff" so it can be properly dealt with, cleaning the new chairs, repairing the community room curtains, washing the plain windows, dusting, etc. This work party will take place during regular service hours beginning at 10:30 a.m.

August 12th: JP Cass
“Do the Ends Justify the Means?”

UUs have traditionally rejected ends justify the means ethics, from evangelism controversies of the early 19th century to debates over torture in the early 21st century. How do we recognize and challenge this type of thinking, especially in its new and subtler forms?

August 19th: Nancy Weis “What They Said”
Great quotations give us a lot to think about, and some of them guide our lives and imaginations. We will share some of our favorite quotations and what they mean to us. Bring your own favorite or choose from the many examples Nancy will provide.

August 26th: No Service

September 2nd: No Service

September 9th: Rev. Barbara Threet “Ingathering and Water Communion”
Rev. Barbara leads us into the regular church year with our traditional Water Communion. Join us to share the experiences of your summer and celebrate the bonds of our beloved community.

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 117 West Street. Please call the church at (802) 775-0850 if you need directions.

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

117 West Street

Rutland, VT 05701

802-775-0850

Call our Administrator for information.

Sunday Service: 10:30 A.M.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 754 Rutland VT 05702