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Welcome to our Spiritual Community

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Welcome to the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. We have been a religious home for open-minded Vermonters since 1864. We are an inclusive congregation welcoming all people-- of all ages, classes, ethnicities, genders, physical abilities and  sexual orientations--into our community.

Services are held weekly beginning the first Sunday after Labor day and ending the second Sunday in June. Worship and church school are held Sundays at 10:00am. Office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Braille and large-print hymnals as well as listening devices are available for Sunday services.

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December 21st: Celebrate the Coming of the Light

10 a.m. The winter darkness forces us to breathe deeply, slow down, and look inward while we await the return of warmth, clarity, promise and hope. Join us for this multigenerational service as we celebrate the coming of the light with traditional Hanukkah prayers and menorah candles, as we particpate in our annual No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant, and as we consider the sources of light in our own lives.

December 24th...Two Christmas Eve Services

Choose the one that works for you...or...attend both.

The 4:30 p.m. Family Friendly Service will include carols, stories, and decorating and lighting the Christmas tree. Especially for younger children and their families, but open to all.

The 6:30 p.m. Candlelight Service will feature readings, carols, music by the choir and a brief homily by Rev. Steve. It will conclude with the lighting of candles. Join us for this very special evening!

Please join us for cider, cookies, and visions of sugar plums in the vestry between the services.

The human heart is the first home of democracy.  It is where we embrace our questions.  Can we be equitable?  Can we be generous?    Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinions?  And do we have enough resolve in our hearts to act courageously, relentlessly without giving up—ever—trusting our fellow citizens to join with us in our determined pursuit of a living democracy.     --Terry Tempest Williams

Read more: Healing the Heart of Democracy Circle

Our Mission

We welcome all
as we build a loving community
to nurture each person's spiritual journey,
serve human need
and protect the earth, our home.

Welcoming

welcomingUCM has been acknowledged for welcoming the LGBTQ community.  Read more about the UCM status as a Welcoming Congregation or about this status at the UUA website.

What are UUs?

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Unitarian Universalists celebrate diversity, have a rich tradition, and covenant and affirm to promote seven principles.

Learn More about Unitarian Universalism

Visiting UCM

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Find some practical information about visiting UCM.

UCM Sermons

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Click the link below to listen to recordings of sermons delivered at UCM.  You can listen online, or download the podcasts.

Sermon Podcast