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 Progressive Campus Ministry. Ekklesia is affiliated with four denominations and is a leader in interfaith Read more…

Labor in the Pulpit

Homily by Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman An Ingathering Greeting – UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray The opening words are by Rev Megan Visser. We enter this space for kindness and comfort.May rough-worn hands and aching backs be healed.We enter this space of hope for equality.May those who labor to survive live Read more…

Liberation

by Charles Gray, Jessica Wirges, and AJ Fox The opening words are Another World is Possible, by Rev Ashley Horan. Another world is possible.We say it, again and again,even when the proof lies somewhere beyond the horizon,beyond our reach, beyond our imagination.This is our faith:Another world is possible……There are many Read more…

Truer Stories

by Rev Dr Kelly Murphy Mason, UU Society of Wellesley Hills, MA (originally delivered Oct 28, 2018)read by Elizabeth Self Moment of Perspective – Holding Space for Community Concerns – AJ Fox The opening words are And Yet You Persist, by Rev Gretchen Haley. Though you have been warnedAnd given Read more…