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About First UU

We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Guided by the UUA Principles and Purposes, our mission is to live in harmony with each other and nature, and to act with peace, compassion, and justice for all.

Pre-registration is required to attend the in-person services. You may Register HERE. We will also be live streaming this service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 28th.


Stop Calling the Police and Start Eradicating Anti-Blackness

As we mourn the death of George Floyd and other Black people killed by police, and as we respond to COVID-19, which continues to disproportionately impact Black communities, the UUA denounces anti-Black racism and the inherent violence of policing. Police brutality is a symptom of white supremacy and anti-Black racism, and as people of faith and conscience dedicated to justice and liberation, we must name this truth.

This is an invitation for all UU individuals and congregations to pause and do some deep self-reflection on the ways in which we are called to confront and combat these forces.

First UU News and Events

A Moment of High Resolve

Homily by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman The opening words are My High Resolve, by Howard Thurman. Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve. Despite the dullness and barrenness of the days that pass, Read more…

The Joy that Finds Us

The Joy that Finds Us, by Rev Elea Kemler, read by Jessica Wirges. This sermon was first delivered at First Parish Church, Groton MA. Moment of Perspective – AJ Fox – Behind the Scenes: Church Read more…

With Joy in Our Hearts

Message by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman The opening words are Still So Much Good, and Beauty, and Joy, by Rev. Gretchen Haley. Come in, all who long to knowhow to love this worldHow to keep eyes Read more…

Warm Feet, Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

Colleen Appel reads some heart wrenching messages from real homeless people in Springfield. View this video by clicking the link below. https://express.adobe.com/video/yVUsEwoyJJ9uj/embed The opening words, “Why Celebrate Christmas?” are from Robert Edward Green. Why Celebrate Read more…

Trans Day of Remembrance

The opening words speak both of those in our history who paved the way for us to be here today, and also to our special observance on Trans Day of Remembrance, which falls on November Read more…

Favorite UU Memories

Congregants share their favorite memories of the UU for the monthly theme of Holding History. The opening words are Constellations of Our Lives, by Rev Karen G. Johnston.Humans make maps of stars,choosing some stars, ignoring Read more…

Meet the First UU Staff

Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman       Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman has been serving as First UU’s half-time minister since June of 2020.        Rev. Michelle was already familiar to many Springfield residents through her position as campus minister at Ekklesia Read more…

Holding the History

Homily by AJ Fox The opening words are a welcoming of the ancestors, adapted from words by Christina Shu and Tera Little, read by Religious Education Director AJ Fox. In ChurchWritten by Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyPublic Read more…

The Gift of Being Let Down

Message presented by Gary Meints. Originally written and presented by Rev. Gretchen Haley. Moment of Perspective – The Platinum Rule – AJ Fox The opening words are Woven Anew by Rev Scott TaylerCome.Come with your Read more…

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