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What's Happening on Sundays?

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Want to find out more? Please check the newsletter, call the church office or email us at church@firstuu.org for information on events that may be of interest to you. Don't know where to go? Ask any Welcoming Team member in the courtyard near the sanctuary.

Upcoming Worship Services
Sunday sermons

March 26
"A UU View of Prayer"
Rev. Dr. Daniel O'Connell

Many of us are uncomfortable with the words "God" and "prayer." Often this rejection comes from outgrowing or having to "unlearn" what our old religious tradition taught us. Can we claim or reclaim this word and practice?

April 2
"Comfort Me"
Rev. Angela Henderson

When Prayer is often recommended as a regular practice, we most often feel the desire to pray in times of questioning, confusion, and grief. What are ways to pray that UUs find helpful in times of need?

April 9
"Rainbows Streaming Through Our Hands"
Rev. Bonnie Vegiard

Our logical minds tend to reduce complexities to easily understood concepts. Yet, the world we live in is more complicated than logic wants to believe. Today we look beyond the black and white of "prayer" or "no prayer" as we consider the rainbow - with the help of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

April 16
Easter
Rev. Dr. Daniel O'Connell

Has there been a time - or two? - when you have been "afraid and amazed?" Something in your life is ending. Or has just ended. And things don't seem to get better right away? And you are "afraid and amazed?" The Easter story begins with death & fear. But it doesn't end there.

April 23
"Eye of the Hurricane"
Ralph Krog

In the midst of our busy lives, some of us enjoy finding the calm in the hurricane's eye.


Our Regular Sunday Schedule

9:00 a.m. Early Morning Book Group
This group reads and discusses non-fiction books, both new and old. Topics include, but are not limited to, religion, science, morality, ethics, biography, philosophy, history, and current events. For more info visit firstuubook.blogspot.com
9:00 a.m. Child Care for children three and under available in the Nursery through 1:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. UU Changing Women
A women's wisdom circle and Native American spirituality discussion group. Join us for some sacred space.
9:30 a.m. Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth
See sermon topics listed above
10:30 a.m. Thinking About Joining Our Church? (first Sunday)
Those interested in membership are encouraged to meet at the Welcome Table in Channing Hall each first Sunday to sign the membership book and fill out relevant paperwork
10:30 a.m. Mindfulness Practices
Each week we listen to recorded, guided meditations from a variety of meditation teachers, including Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, Thich Nhat Hanh and others. In addition, we also listen mindfully to instrumental music, and have a mindful listening circle where some of us share a highlight from our practice. It's okay to come in late. All are welcome to join us and meditation experience is not needed. Facilitated by Pam Perry and Megan Evans. Email: pam4hou@gmail.com
10:30 a.m. Brunch in Channing Hall
Brunch is always optional. If you are not hungry, you are welcome for coffee and conversation - a great way to meet people.
10:30 a.m. Finding Your Way at First Church (for our guests)
After the service join us for informal conversation at the Welcome Table in Channing Hall, it is a pleasant place where you can meet members who will answer your questions while you enjoy a cup of coffee.  Afterwards you are welcome to join others for brunch.
11:00 a.m. (Second &
Fourth
Sundays)
Parents Group (for parents of babies, toddlers & Pre-schoolers), meets 2nd & 4th Sundays
Looking for thoughtful parents who share your values and concerns? Newcomers are always welcome. Infants are welcome in our group. If you need childcare, it is available in the nursery. If you would like more information, contact Natalie, ParentsGroupCoordinator@firstuu.org.
11:00 a.m. (First & Third
Sundays)
Parents Group (for parents of Kinder-5th grade), meets 1st & 3rd Sundays
Looking for thoughtful parents who share your values and concerns? Newcomers are always welcome. If you need childcare, it is available through our nursery staff. We have First UU Kid’s Club in the nursery for older children with age-appropriate games and activities. If you would like more information, contact Sue, ParentsGroupCoordinator@firstuu.org.
11:30 a.m. Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth
See sermon topics listed above
11:30 a.m. Sunday Discussion Circle
The Sunday Discussion Circle is a place to practice our UU values of keeping an open mind, listening respectfully, learning from a variety of differing perspectives, and entertaining new ways of thinking about issues. Join us any Sunday for facilitated fun and educational discussions. Visitors are always welcome.
12:30 p.m. Lunch in Channing Hall
Lunch is always optional. If you are not hungry, you are welcome for coffee and conversation - a great way to meet people.
12:30 p.m. Thinking About Joining Our Church? (first Sunday)
Those interested in membership are encouraged to meet at the Welcome Table in Channing Hall each first Sunday to sign the membership book and fill out relevant paperwork
12:45 p.m. (First & Third Sundays) Young Adults
Anyone in their 20’s and 30’s is invited to join other young adults for social connection and spiritual growth. Join us for our Twice-a-Month Lunch on the first and third Sundays of every month. We head out to a local restaurant for a good meal, great conversation and fun. Gather in the front courtyard at 12:45 p.m. after the second service. Sign up to be on the email list to get more information on the current planned activities by either writing YoungAdultCoordinators@firstuu.org or put your name on the signup sheet outside the church office.
12:45 p.m. (First & Third Sundays) Prophetic Women Discussion Group
We have a short presentation about any woman the group deems prophetic, followed by discussion. Members of the group take turns presenting. Facilitated by Pam Perry and Eric Botts.

 


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