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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.


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

Giving Thanks and Going Deeper

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman In the coming week, many Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving, albeit much differently than in “normal” years. This holiday provides an opportunity for us to practice gratitude. It also offers opportunity for Read more…

Holding Space for Healing

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman A pastoral message responding to the election and moving forward. Our opening words this morning are “This Place is Sanctuary,” by Kathleen McTigue You who are broken-hearted,who woke today with the Read more…

Listening Through All Our Senses

It happens fairly often that when I arrive at a patient’s home, I have to raise my voice over the din of the TV blaring away in the background to ask, “Is it alright if we turn the TV off while we visit?” My patients will often look startled and reply, “Oh, of course. I didn’t even realize it was on.” How is that possible? When we are surrounded by constant noise, we tend to forget it’s even there.

Listening to Learn

Monica McNeal and Rev Michelle engage in conversation about racial justice and the ways that deep listening can help with much needed culture shifts, both in our church and society. Using role play and honest Read more…

Notecard Fundraiser

This year the Sew-Sew group had planned to host a UUniquely Made art/craft show as a First UU fundraiser. However, in response to Covid19 we postponed that event to a future date. In the meantime, we Read more…

Welcome Renewal 2020

The First UU Welcoming Congregation Committee is encouraging all members and friends to complete the “Trans Inclusion in Congregations” course offered by the UUA Transforming Hearts Collective. In doing this work we will develop meaningful Read more…

Listening Beyond

Don Miguel Ruiz has written that "We only see what we want to see; we only hear what we want to hear.” This reality can keep us stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior and unaware of transformation that is both necessary and possible. How might we move beyond our confirmation bias and the boundaries of our associations to engage in deep listening that has the potential to move and change us?

A Promise Made…

by Rev Michelle Scott-Huffman A promise made is a promise ____? Kept? Broken? Renegotiated? Discarded? Renewed? As humans living in a world in relationship with other humans, we spend a lot of time negotiating relationships. One Read more…

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