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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.

UUA PRESS RELEASE

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.
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First UU News and Events

The Power of Play

by Jessica Wirges The opening words are by George Bernard Shaw.We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. Prelude:Children’s SongsPublic Domain Nursery RhymesPerformed by Jessica Wirges, Eugene Wirges, Read more…

Saved by Play

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman In his book Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, Stuart Brown writes “I don’t think it is too much to say that play can Read more…

Imagining People Complexly

by Luna Hamburg Moment of Perspective – Flower Communion The opening words, “Constellations of Our Lives”, are from the Rev. Karen G Johnston. Humans make maps of stars,choosing some stars, ignoring others,to project our imaginations Read more…

Flower Communion

Religious Education director AJ Fox tells us about the origins of Flower Communion in the homily this week. Moment of Perspective – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia – AJ Fox The opening words Read more…

Side with Love

What if to “side with love” meant making bold, faith-full choices? What if it were even a little bit scary? This worship service brings together worship leaders and musicians from across the country to offer Read more…

Circle Dinners

Are you ready for some safe, outdoor opportunities to share a meal with friends, old and new? Do you want to connect and get to know people that you’ve seen on a zoom screen, but Read more…

Shaped By Our Stories

The Path Through Personal Stories to Shared Values and Collective Action – Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman The opening words are Come together in praise and thanksgiving, by Mary J Harrington. We come together today in praise Read more…

Tell Us a Story

Throughout the month of May, we’re excited to explore the “Story” theme. As we continue to imagine what and who we are becoming as we live out our Unitarian Universalist principles together, our stories help Read more…

On Becoming Together

By Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman Moment of Perspective – The Frog – AJ Fox A new twist on a classic fairytale. Credit for the story given to Rev. Christopher Buice. The opening words are The Heart Read more…

Becoming Alive Again

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman The observance of both Easter and Passover provide an opportunity for us to remember sacred stories that have breathed life into weary people for thousands of years. As we feel the Read more…

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