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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.