Join us for this service out of doors in Parker Hill Cemetery*.  We’re in the midst of significant cultural shifts in terms of the environment, politics, technology, the environment and so much more including how we die and how we bury our dead.  Just 4 years ago, Vermont passed significant changes in the legislation.  The new approach is sometimes called “green burial” because it employs “land management practices that are more environmentally sensitive than those used by traditional cemeteries.”  What is the spiritual significance of the green burial movement and what can we learn?  Come stand among the grave markers of those who have gone before and contemplate together green living, green loving and green dying.  A potluck picnic will follow the brief service.

Held at at  797 Parker Hill Road , Springfield, VT, the site of  our first Universalist building, back in the 1790s, maintained as a cemetery to this day.  Please bring a folding chair, a hat, and if you can, silverware, plate, cup. (We’ll bring some for those who forget, no worries). There’s lots to explore! Please be respectful of the gravestones, as they are quite old, and might tip over if pushed. Enjoy reading the inscriptions. Let’s celebrate spring in this beautiful setting!

* In case of rain the service and potluck will be held inside at the Meetinghouse, 21 Fairground Rd, Springfield.


  • Occurred Sunday, June 9th, 2019 @ 11:00 am


Parker Hill Cemetery

797 Parker Hill Road
Springfi, VT 05156