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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.

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.

Child Care and Sunday School at 10:30

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association of North America and is an ethical and liberal religious community dedicated to promoting the ongoing search for truth and to affirming the inherent worth of the individual.

We welcome all who find our emphasis on personal religious integrity and commitment meaningful.

We are located in downtown Rutland at 117 West Street.

Sunday Service at 10:30 A.M.

October 4th Kathy Harm, "Where Books Take Us": Have you read a book that sparks your interest and followed it with a series of books by the same author or on the same topic? The speaker will start with a personal experience and you will be invited to share your own.

October 11th Rev. Dave Weissbard, "We're Not Gonna Get Out of this Alive": The late UU Minister, Forrester Church's summary of religion was "Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die." There is a new fad in what are called "Death Cafes" which give people an opportunity to talk about that taboo subject. On October 11th, I will be suggesting "We're Not Gonna Get Out of this Alive."

October 18th Bruce McNallie, "The Lengthened Shadow": Emerson's Legacy for UU's

October 25th Rev. Lucy Ijams, "Of Ghouls and Goblins": How does Unitarian Universalism help us to face our fears? Halloween is my favorite holiday. Attending in costume is encouraged.

November 1st Fredda Mangel, "Day of the Dead, Calling out to our Ancestors": The Day of the Dead is a celebration that dates back hundreds of years, to recognize the cycle of life & death. Please bring a photo or memento of a loved one who has passed to place on our community alter. Blessed Be.

November 8th Rev. Steven Wilson, "A New Approach To God": Beginning with some of the scholarship done by UU Pastor Galen Guengerich, on this Sunday we will look at God with new eyes. Are you ready to consider a God that does not deny reason, one that is not as much defined by a pronoun as characterized by interconnection and gratitude? Come for a new perspective on an old and enduring name, word, idea. Come.

November 15th: Rev. Dr. M'Ellen Kennedy, "We Refuse to be Enemies: The Job of Religion Today":] Learning to befriend the "other" is an opportunity to practice love daily and in so doing, to help heal our world. There are so many ways in which people are doing just that. In this service, Rev. M'ellen will share gutsy stories, some from her work on countering Islamophobia. Nationally, an interfaith group has invited congregations across the country to offer "We Refuse to Be Enemies" events this month. Just a few weeks ago, anti-Muslim groups called for aggression towards Muslims -and didn't get much response. What a cause for great hope and celebration!

November 22nd: Rev. Nancy Crumbine, "The Concentration of the Wild": Human beings are unique among other animals not only in the complexity of our speech and in our creation of deities and dogma, but also in our ability to be easily distracted. As technology has enhanced this "ability," pulling us further and further away from other animals and from our animal selves, distraction appears to be everywhere, not just a difficulty of a small minority but a cultural dis-ease. Wilderness and the wildness within us can help us move toward better concentration, toward being as awake and alive as our animal relatives, toward coming into yarak (readiness), full attention of body, mind, and spirit.]

November 29th: Will Hunter,
"You Are the Light of the World":
As we enter into the darkest days of the year and think about the darkness that sometimes seems to surround us in our world, it is sustaining to think about the ways that we can bring light to ourselves and others through our thoughts and deeds.

December 6th: Rev. Dennis Maher, "The Meaning of Life:"
The talk will explore why I am a Unitarian, and how, no matter what we believe, someone made it all up. We need to make it all up for ourselves, with care.

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Rutland, Vermont
Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland

117 West Street

Rutland, VT 05701


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Sunday Service: 10:30 A.M.