Truth? Meaning? What’s the Difference?

Truth and Meaning: The fourth UU Principle is a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This service will explore the differences between truth and meaning, ask us to consider our responsibilities in the search, and celebrate our freedom.

Rev. Erica Baron was a member of MMUUF when she was in high school. After that, she went off to college and then seminary at Andover Newton Theological School and was ordained as a UU minister in 2008. She served congregations in Vermont and New York before becoming Congregational Life Field Staff for the UUA earlier this month.

The Web of Life: The Interconnected Happiness of Humans & Other Animals

You don’t have to be an animal lover to appreciate that the happiness and well-being of humans and animals is deeply interconnected. Without a shift to a Gross National Happiness paradigm or something like it, many creatures – including giraffes and elephants – may be doomed to extinction. Without tending to the animal kingdom, we humans may also be doomed. Fortunately, there are some fine examples of how a GNH approach can help save the day.

Ginny Sassaman is a co-founder and past president of Gross National Happiness USA, & now serves on the GNHUSA advisory board. With a Certificate in Positive Psychology, Ginny’s specialty is the intersection between personal happiness and systems change to support wellbeing for all. Ginny is a member of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, where she delivered her first sermon in 2013. Since then, Ginny has led services in local UU churches as well as churches in South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts. Over the last three summers, Ginny led 16 services at the summers-only Barnard, VT UU Church. Those sermons are being compiled into a book, Preaching Happiness: Creating a Just, Joyful World due out in spring 2020. Ginny is always grateful to share the wisdom of happiness with UU congregations.

Hearing One Another in Our Divisions

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s description.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Christmas Eve Service

Songs, stories, readings, and candlelight will fill the barn and our hearts. Visiting family and friends, as well as newcomers – all are welcome.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Sunday Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic.

Final Service

Services are led by members of the fellowship and by invited guest speakers, including visiting UU ministers and leaders of other faiths. Each Service explores a different topic. Check back later for this Service’s speaker and topic. This is our last service until we start back up again in September.