Monthly Archives: May 2017

June: Pattie Palmer-Baker

Pattie Palmer-Baker has created a style of art which combines her poetry in calligraphic form with collages of paste paper. Although her calligraphic style is based on the 8th century Carolingian alphabet and her paste paper process is adapted from a 17th century decorated paper technique, her work has a distinctly modern appeal. Paste paper … Continued

2017 Annual Church Survey–Let Your Voice Be Heard!

The 2017  Annual Congregant Survey, sponsored by your Board of Trustees is now open until June 11, 2017.  Your input will be valuable as the church addresses the compelling opportunities and challenges before us in the upcoming year: Mission – Our Policy Based form of governance uses elements describing our mission to evaluate how well the church … Continued

Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism

This month we share our Sunday offering plate with Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU).  Black Lives of UU provides information, resources and support for Black Unitarian Universalists and works to expand the role and visibility of Black UUs within our faith.  BLUU provides guidance and best practices for the important work of congregations supporting … Continued

Our Transcendental Roots

A class in May is exploring the lives of Thoreau, Emerson, Fuller and Peabody.  The bookstore has several books to expand your knowledge of these well-known transcendentalists.  Here are some that we carry: The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism by Megan Marshall  This book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Margaret … Continued

Annual Election

Have you completed and returned your ballot yet? One of your rights and responsibilities as a voting member is to decide issues of significance to the church. To encourage the greatest possible participation in this annual election, the Board of Trustees has again authorized a vote-by-mail process. Voting members should have by now received a … Continued

Quarterly Congregant Budget Meeting

  All members and friends are invited to attend our regular quarterly congregant budget meeting this Sunday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. in the Channing Room (A101).  The Finance Committee will report on the church’s nine-month financial results and the proposed fiscal 2018 budget.  

Guest Blogger, Intern Minister T. J. FitzGerald

  It would be hard to miss the questions and conversations that are coming out of the movement-wide teach-in on white supremacy that the Unitarian Universalist Association invited its member communities to experience over the past two Sundays. Of course, as part of this community, I have felt the impact of the worship experiences of … Continued

Director of Music DeReau Farrar Offers Testimony

First U’s new Music Director DeReau Farrar offered a testimony during a recent Sunday service.  Many were moved by his message and asked if the video could be made available through our website. The answer is yes! Click above to view this testimony.            

May Moderator’s Letter

May 11, 2017 Greetings Fellow Congregants, Please remember to vote.  You should have received your ballot in the mail by now. Please review it carefully and mail it back or drop it off at the church.  Your ballots must be received at the Church by May 21. And if you have questions about the budget, … Continued