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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 Sundays as listed below 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!)

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.

July 5th -- No Service

July 12th -- Nancy Weis, "Blessing of the Animals by Zoom"
Our animal companions are very important to us, especially in difficult times. This Sunday, by Zoom, we will invite them into our church community, and honor them with a Ceremony of Blessing. You should have on hand a small amount of water and a couple of delicious treats for your loved creature.

July 19th -- No Service

July 26th -- Bruce Douglas, "Music that lifts our Spirits"
All of us have down times now and then. Listening to favorite music can help cheer us up. Those of us who are musicians all have songs that we like to play when we need a boost. For this Sunday's service a number of the church's musical folks (Bruce, Molly, Tim, Jim, Becky, Bela, and Linda) will offer some songs they play to lift their spirits during trying times. Sometimes the songs have inspirational lyrics and sometimes they are just fun to play.

August 2nd -- No Service

August 9th -- Herb Ogden, "Spirit in Nature"
(Bennington UUs invited). If car pooling is safe, we will car pool from church at 10:30 a.m. If not, we will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Spirit in Nature, on the Goshen-Ripton Road about half a mile south of VT 125 in Ripton. Spirit in Nature is a network of woodland paths begun by our Minister Emeritus, Paul Bortz. Paths have signs with quotations, some from religious texts, others from scientists, poets, even an architect, to broaden our understanding of the natural world and our role in it, placing the current state of our lives and of the world, in the context of the timelessness represented by the forest, the river, the sky, and the seasons. We’ll stroll the UU path and a couple of other religions’ paths, then gather at the Sacred Circle for a brief service and discussion of what we saw. Optional walk on the Robert Frost Trail after the service. Bring children! More information on Spirit in Nature is at www.spiritinnature.org. IF RAIN PREVENTS THE OUTING, IT WILL TAKE PLACE THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY, 16 AUGUST.

August 16th -- No Service

August 23rd -- Rev. Barbara Threet
As I write this on June 16, I cannot imagine what might transpire in our world over the next two months, by the time when I’ll begin working on this sermon. Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights, restructuring/defunding police, SCOTUS, emerging senatorial races, the return to plastic bags instead of recyclables, social distancing - the list of issues on the front burner this summer is very long. All I can say is - the August 23 sermon and service will be some form of theological reflection on some aspect of this chaotic and unpredictable summer. In the meantime - stay safe and healthy!

August 31st -- No Service

September 6th -- No Service

September 13th -- Rev. Barbara Threet, "Ingathering & Water Communion"
Our traditional ingathering service will probably be modified to adapt to the realities of this year - I’m guessing it will be via Zoom, although perhaps the situation has become safe enough somehow so that’s wrong. However, do save a bit of water from something meaningful this summer, or keep a pebble or a feather, and we’ll weave them into a ceremony to celebrate being together again.

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

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Rutland, Vermont
Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland

117 West Street

Rutland, VT 05701


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