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Our mission is to create community, to nurture spiritual growth, and to act on our values to help heal the world.

Nuestra misión es crear comunidad, fomentar el crecimiento spiritual y vivir nuestros valores para ayudar a sanar el mundo. 

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Church Staff Happenings

Interim Director of Family and Lifespan Ministry

We’re happy to share the news that we have expanded Tony Bianca’s hours to cover more responsibilities within the Family and Lifespan Ministry program. Tony will be the point person for Family and Lifespan ministry needs through October. We’re grateful to Tony’s flexibility and especially for his care of and for our children, families and our programs.

RE Families and Teachers are invited to a forum with Kathleen on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am -11:30 am in the Common Room to discuss your thoughts, ideas, needs and hopes for our program. Childcare will be provided. This will be one of three forums to ensure all can participate and be heard. We’re planning the other forums to happen sometime in October and in early December.

For those interested in the position of Interim Director, please click this link to see more information. Watch this space for more details.

Rev. Kathleen Owens Sabbatical

Our church, the UUA and the Ministers’ Association all recognize the importance of ministers having a sabbatical, and Kathleen will be going on her sabbatical soon. Her Letter of Agreement stipulates that she accumulates one month for every year served and can take up to four months after every four years. Her last sabbatical was in 2012/13. After postponing a year, she’s now taking 4 months this year. She’ll be gone from Sept. 25 — Nov. 18 back on Nov. 20 through the holiday season and gone again from Jan. 2 — Feb. 28, returning on March 1. The theme of her sabbatical is Sacred Geography. Read September’s First Words for details about her travels.

News

  • Bring A Friend Sunday:

    Sunday, September 24 is a perfect day to bring your friends, family members, and neighbors to First Church! If you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to bring someone to this church – this is it!  Read More...

  • Meeting of UU Men’s Fellowship

    Monday, September 25, 6 pm, Common Room. UUMF Monday Pot Luck & Discussion group will enjoy a pot luck dinner between 6 and 7 pm, followed with a presentation and discussion about biases.   Read More...

  • Fridays at First

    Friday, September 22, 12:30 pm, Meeting House. We welcome Leslie Ann Leytham and Brendan Nguyen as they present the beautiful and atmospheric Proses Lyriques of Claude Debussy. Come be enthralled!   Read More...

  • Film Screening and Discussion on Gender Identity

    Sunday, September 24, 1 pm-3 pm, Room 323. This film follows Katie Couric as she learns about the changing landscape of intersex experiences, and gender identity.   Read More...

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    ~ Andréa Balt

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