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Sunday Service at 10:30 A.M.

April 1st: Herb Ogden “The Uses of Resurrection” After exploring a few pre-Christian resurrection stories and the inconsistent stories in the New Testament, Herb will consider what each story is good for.

April 8th: Rev. Barbara Threet “On Evil” Is evil a force in and of itself? Perhaps it’s the absence of good, or love? Is it innate? Who is evil, and/or what acts are evil? And how does our first principle, which states that we “respect and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person”, deal with evil acts or the
people who do them?” This sermon topic was chosen by Kathy Harm,
who purchased that choice at the 2017 UUCR Auction.

April 15th: Kathy Harm “Taxes: Look on the Bright Side” As today is April 15th we’ll take a wide-ranging look at taxes: what they do for us, why we should care, what countries with highest taxation levels exhibit. The constraints
currently applicable to churches
and tax-exempt organizations will be detailed. The speaker will suggest how there can be a
spiritual element to paying taxes!

&b[April 22nd: Rev. Barbara Threet “Opening the Door, Welcoming the Sacred”] We’ll explore how we might actively welcome the Sacred into our lives, through a service of poetry, reflection, and song.

April 29th: Cathy Archer
“Spirituality of Theatre”
Theatre has roots as a religious experience. It re-emerged during the middle ages as a way to share the stories of the Bible with the uneducated masses. Theatre tells stories that
inspire people to change their lives or the world around them Cathy Archer will look at theatre as a spiritual practice/event.

May 6th: Class Members
“Examining Whiteness”
For the last several months, a group of
14 UUCR members plus a few others from the Rutland community have met monthly to
explore what it means to be white in deeply racist society. In this service, several of the participants will share some of what they’ve discovered about
themselves, and about what it means to be white in a way that is respectful, honest, and inclusive. [NOTE: this description will be updated as the class refines this service]

Upcoming Rutland Coffeehouse Concerts at Our Church

March 3rd, Saturday 7:30 pm Eugene Friesen Paul Winter Consort member - Candlelight Cello Concert - - "Friesen takes the cello beyond its traditional home of the classical ensemble, opening the door to a new era for the soulful instrument." - Digital Audio - Tickets $15.00 at the door. This will be a very special concert.

April 8. Sunday 3:30 pm - Hiroya Tsukamoto - World Music Guitarist and More - "...chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended.", Jazz Review.com - "His music is earthy, organic and an amalgam of elements imported from diverse genres", The Groove - Tickets $15.00 at the door

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


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Sunday Service: 10:30 A.M.

Mailing Address:

PO Box 754 Rutland VT 05702