Welcome

 

Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington!

Whoever you are,

Wherever you are on your journey,

We bid you welcome. Rev. Richard S. Gilbert

We’re SO glad you’re here - at our website - and we truly hope that you will join with us soon at our congregational home. Ours is a joyful, hopeful, growing, seeking, vibrant and caring place to be. We gather for spiritual services, classes, music-making, and to simply enjoy each other’s company. Ours is a community that is open and accepting, justice-seeking, and peacemaking. We welcome you with open hearts.

If you are looking for something more in your life, if you are hoping to make a difference, if you are in need of comfort, if you are seeking answers, we invite you to journey with us as we try to make the world a better place, beginning right here and right now.

We are grateful to have found this beloved community and we really want to share it with you. Won’t you come join us on this remarkable journey?

What is Unitarian Universalism?

Unitarian Universalism is a religion grounded in principles and embracing many sources of spirituality, which comes out of a long and proud history, and brings to this time a fresh understanding of how to be a religion. We are unique in that we do not adhere to a specific set of beliefs or practices. Instead we embrace diversity and accept varieties of religious experience. You are welcome here, whatever your beliefs, or unbeliefs, and however you practice your faith.

What happens on Sundays?

Each Sunday we hold a service in a light-filled space where art is displayed, and comfortable chairs invite you to be at home with us. Children join in at the beginning of our time together and then are invited to gather with teachers for religious education. We provide nursery care.

The services last for about an hour and include many elements - readings, stories, songs, music, meditations, prayers, shared joys and sorrows, a voluntary offering, and a thoughtful message delivered by our minister or one of our members, or by a visiting speaker. That sermon or presentation is followed by a conversation with those gathered, deepening our experience and sharing our wisdom. Afterwards we share a time of hospitality, conversation, and delicious refreshments.

Come as you are comfortable and we will gladly welcome you.

The Rev. Kathy Duhon: