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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
Summer Sundays, 10:00 a.m.

Note that from June 11 through Aug. 20 we will hold only one service on Sundays -- at 10:00 a.m. On August 27 we will resume holding two services each Sunday, at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

June 18, 2017

Fake News, Alternative Facts, Bullshit and the Truth that Sets Us Free
Rev. Leonora Montgomery
All news sources are reeking with the confusion fed by failures of truth-telling in our political life. How did our culture become so casual about the distinction between truth and lies? It’s time to shed our light on Truth.

June 25, 2017

Life’s Third Act
Rev. Angela Henderson
Generations are now living an average of 34 years longer than our great-parents did. Jane Fonda presents life and the spiritual journey after age 60 as "Life’s Third Act." This Sunday, we will hear reflections on Life’s Third Act from First UU Church members: Rev. Leonora Montgomery, Grace Amborski, and Edi Shreeve. Rev. Angela Henderson will be leading the service.

July 2, 2017

Rev. Angela Henderson
Abraham Lincoln once said "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power." To improve character our religious forebears lifted up virtues to adopt as part of our lives. Maybe these virtues have a place in our time. Rev. Angela Henderson, preaching.

July 9, 2017

Wanda’s Roses
Rev. Angela Henderson and Religious Educator Carol Burrus
Rev. Angela Henderson and our Religious Educator, Carol Burrus, share a heartwarming multi-generatiional service based on a children’s book named "Wanda’s Roses." We learn that with the optimism and work unexpected beauty and joy can blossom.

July 16, 2017

Rev. Angela Henderson
Agnostics are often understood as people who admit that they do not know if there is a God or not. Yet, can there be more to agnosticism? Rev. Angela Henderson will share about this spiritual path that is described by Lesley Hazelton as one that "takes a spirited delight in not knowing."

July 23, 2017

The Principle of Love
Rev. Bonnie Vegiard
Our Universalist heritage has been long summed up by the declaration "God is Love." Yet our seven Unitarian Universalist Principles do not use the word "love." What is the place of this key concept when we look at the source of our faith?

July 30, 2017

Gotta Get Up To Get Down
Rev. Marisol Caballero
In these rapidly changing times, we are required to find new ways of remaining engaged and active. Join us to explore what it will take to be "down" with current movements of resistance.

August 6, 2017

Thinking About the Unthinkable
Ralph Krog
How do we contemplate and plan for inevitable death and possible disaster and maintain a healthy mind? Ralph Krog preaching.

August 13, 2017

Religion Without Theists or Atheists
Rev. Bob Tucker
In our human journey to discover or create a structure of personal meaning, we often are presented with a choice between belief in God or the denial of any God. Religious Naturalism allows room for Einstein’s "deeply religious nonbeliever."

Our Regular Sunday Schedule

Note: This schedule will be in effect through Sunday, August 20, 2017.

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.
10:00 a.m. Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth
See sermon topics listed above
11:00 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
11:00 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
11:00 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.
11:00 a.m. (Second &
Parents Group (for parents of babies-5th grade), 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. 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 Natalie or Sue, ParentsGroupCoordinator@firstuu.org.
12:00 p.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.
11:15 a.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 11:15 a.m. after the 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.
11:00 a.m. (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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Updated: July 12, 2017