Author: VIUF Administrator

UU History – The Flaming Chalice: Part 1

(by Susan J. Ritchie)

PART 1:  The flaming chalice is the symbol of Unitarian Universalism. Most Unitarian Universalist congregations begin their worship on Sunday mornings by lighting one in the form of a lamp or candle.cradled within a wide-lipped vessel. But you will also find them out … read more.

February Book Club Announcement

The VIUF Bookclub choice for February’s Book Club meeting (on Feb. 28th, immediately after the service) will be American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland, by Marie Mutsuki Mocket

Please try to get a copy to read by the end of February.
Thanks!, Pamela Godt

Join our free discussion group on RACISM

Starting Monday, February 22, 6:30pm.  We will meet for 5 consecutive Mondays, for 60-90 minutes depending on the number of people in the group.

Supplies needed: The book, Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad, and a journal.

Structure: We will be using her step-by-step reflection process to examine … read more.

Unitarians and God

Views on God

Not all Unitarians believe in God or even use the word. Some find the word ‘God’ meaningless, others believe it is too burdened with wrong ideas to be useful.

But many Unitarians continue to believe in God in a real sense, or use the … read more.

UU History Corner: Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Child (1802- 1880) – abolitionist.

Lydia Maria Child was brought up in Medford, Massachusetts in the Calvinist First Parish Church and went to local schools. Her brother went to Harvard and became a Unitarian minister, but like most women of the time Child was not … read more.

VIUF Word Search

On Jan. 3, 2021 we celebrated our first Sunday together.  Alix Clarke led an amazing service which helped us to reflect on the year behind us as well as prepare for the year ahead.  Part of the service involved two activities that involved words that … read more.

UUs: Celebrating the New Year 

On the Sunday closest to January 1st, many Unitarian Universalist congregations find creative ways to celebrate or mark the beginning of a new year. Themes can include reflection upon the year that has just passed; letting go of regrets and pain; hope for the promise … read more.