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

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See our current Newsletter for articles on Committees, monthly activities and groups; the Religious Exploration page with Children's Worship Services; and more..  

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March Services / Past Sermons


When Does Spring Come?

led by Rev. Dr. Nancy Jay Crumbine

A morning that moves from Oscar Wilde’s "The Selfish Giant" to reflections on the wisdom of the Passover story: the bitterness of enslavement, the call of redemptive freedom, the reality of miracle.


Fifty Years after Selma
led by Kevin Carson

Reflections on Civil Rights and the "Historic Thousands on Jones Street" rally in North Carolina.


Danger and the Sacred: Meditations on a Theme
led by Charis Boke

A reflection on the ways that the sacred — sacred places, sacred objects, sacred work — is tied up with danger and challenge. I will offer stories on this theme from my recent journey as a leader with the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice.


It’s All About Perspective
led by Rev. Nick Boke

What we think about something is greatly influenced by where we can see detail but not the big picture. From afar, we get a different picture. If we could see what humanity is doing to the planet from a distance, what would we have to say about the situation, about ourselves, and about the future of the species?


Can We Slow Dance to a Fast Song?
led by the Rev. Anne Bancroft, minister of the Theodore Parker Unitarian Universalist Church in West Roxbury, Massachusetts

We hear it all the time in the Climate change arena: big changes are needed if we’re going to survive! It can feel overwhelming, especially when our pace often feels at odds with projections.



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