Universalist Society of Strafford
South Strafford, Vermont

 

 
 
 

1st and 3rd Sundays
at 10 a.m.

Services held in  our historic church across from Barrett Hall in the warm months.

In Barrett Hall during the  colder months.

Sunday, June 4
 Vision Has a Face

Led by Rev. Telos Whitfield

 Sunday, June 18
The Honey & The Hive or To Bee or Not To Bee

Led by Dawn Hancy
& Phillip Yacovella

Moderator:
John Freitag     
(802) 765-4003
P.O. Box 26
S. Strafford, VT 05070

 Minister:
Rev. Telos Whitfield
(802)376-4977
telosw@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

A Member of the Unitarian Universalist Association

Welcome!

Our church celebrates freedom of belief and welcomes individuals and families of all backgounds and faiths. Unitarian Universalism does not advocate a particular creed. We come together because of our shared commitment to values and to ways of living, not to religious dogma. See “What Is UU?” for more about the long history and tradition of Unitarian Universalism.

The Strafford Universalist Society is the second oldest in Vermont and fourth oldest in the nation. Though the society was dormant for several years in the 1980s and 1990s, we are now growing again, meeting in the “new” church built in 1833 in South Strafford.We hope you will join us.

In June

Sunday, June 4, 10am. Vison Has a Face led by Rev. Telos Whitfield.

Visions and inspiration begin with an individual and an idea, and then gather strength from others and from living. These visions take time and often the person does not live to see her or his vision become reality. From social justice movements to architecture to artwork, we can take heart that history has proven that the faces behind the visions are real.

NOTICE: The June 4 service will be followed by our Annual Meeting and Potluck.

Sunday, June 18, 10 am,The Honey & The Hive, or To Bee or Not To Bee? led by Dawn Hancy & Phillip Yacovella

Every year we celebrate the blossoms and blooms of summer at our Flower Communion, and this year we'll include the pollinators who make all that beauty possible.  We'll also explore some ways the honeybees and other pollinators are like the members of our own congregation, going out in search of spiritual nectar and pollen from our religious traditions and from the larger community to bring back to our "hive", and also cross-pollinating ideas and relationships out in the world outside our church.  From natural beauty to sacred geometry to organic beekeeping, we'll introduce a few aspects of this fascinating topic and also take questions from the congregation, along with our traditional exchange of flowers, and honoring the origins of this important Unitarian Universalist tradition.
 

 

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers for helping us make our Mardi Gras Fundraiser a Big Success! Proceeds are going toward the restoration of the beautiful stained glass windows in our historic church across from Barrett Hall in South Strafford.