211 North Street (Route 103 North)
Chester, Vermont 05143

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You are welcome here,
    no matter your age or your size,
    the color of your skin or your eyes.
You are welcome here,
    no matter whom you love.
You are welcome to bring your
    ideas and your energy,
    creativity and strength,
joys and sorrows,
    into this community.
  You are welcome here.


Chester UU Church in Summer



First Universalist Parish of Chester is located in the picturesque village of Chester, Vermont. Originally founded as a Universalist Church, it is now affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association. Worship services are held in the historic Old Stone Church, 211 North Street (Route 103 North).

 Services begin at 9:30 a.m. and are followed by light refreshments and conversation. We offer children’s’ Religious Exploration programming, and all are welcome.  For more information, call (802) 875-3257, or email to: info@chestervtuu.org

Directions and Map .   Read our current Newsletter.  Read past Sermons.




The Liberal Holy Roller
led by Charity Clark, Esq.

As more Americans list their religion as "None", Unitarian Universalism is the only religion actively embracing them. But how do we draw the "Nones" to church? Does evangelism have a place in our liberal faith and in the church of the future?


UU Evangelists: How Do We (and should we?) Spread the Word?
led by Rev. Nick Boke

A look at the message Unitarian Universalists have to offer and how to think about taking it into the world.


The Joy of Bare November Days

led by Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay Crumbine

Reflections on the art of being thankful for November, in November... with a large dose of Frost.


led by Kevin Carson

How can we cultivate "enoughness" for all and deepen our own sense of gratitude?


November Light
led by David Lord

As the light dies in our part of the world, we will explore the origins of the use of stained glass in places of worship to keep alive people’s appreciation of light and color.


Taking the Historical Jesus to Church
lled by Kevin Carson

A fresh look at Jesus of Nazareth after 200 years of progressive scholarship.


Children's Holiday Pageant, A Scottish Solstice Celebration
led by Meg Minehan and the Children's Religious Exploration group

The service will be followed immediately by the Annual Meeting of First Universalist Parish.


Our Holiday Service

led by Rev. Nick Boke
Please note that this service is at 4 p.m.

This afternoon service — a standard holiday feature at First Parish for a long time — will interweave familiar Christmas carols and readings with readings and hymns that honor the passage of the earth through space and time, and the darkening of the days, which will be followed — the very next day — by the beginning of the return of the light. The service will conclude with the singing of Silent Night in the darkened, candlelit sanctuary.


Year End — Music and Memories
led by Barbara Lloyd at the piano

Come and request your favorite hymns to be sung and share your favorite memories of 2014 in the life of the church.



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