Joys and Sorrows: Mar. 9 – Mar. 26

Rev. Marcia Schekel, one of our affiliated ministers at the church, has been living with mesothelioma for almost three years now. That’s the lung cancer most commonly linked to asbestos. Marcia went into hospice care about a month ago and here is part of what she writes about where she is now: “Yes, the time … Continued

2017 Sewell Lecture Presents Tom Andrews, U.U.S.C. President

Join Tom Andrews, President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary for our annual Sewell Lecture. Tom, this year’s featured speaker, is a long-time human rights advocate and former U.S. Congressman, committed to challenging the devastating impacts of global warming, the injustice of growing income equality, … Continued

Financial Update for Members and Friends

In early February, we announced the results of this year’s Fund Drive. We continue to receive a few pledges through June, and pledge increases are always welcome; but it is clear that our pledge income will be 10% short of our goal. That amounts to approximately $150,000. The basic financial health of First Unitarian is … Continued

March Moderator’s Letter

Greetings Fellow Congregants,      The word is out: we have a new Director of Music!  The search committee unanimously recommended that we hire DeReau Ferrar and Reverend Sinkford offered him the position.  DeReau has accepted and we now begin a new musical journey under his leadership. Congratulations to DeReau.  On behalf of the Board, … Continued

DeReau Farrar Named Music Director

Dear Friends, Our more than year-long search process for a permanent Director of Music has been completed. The Advisory Search Committee has done an outstanding job of gathering feedback about each of the three final candidates from all of the choirs, as well as from other music staff, program staff and congregants. They conducted interviews, … Continued

Joys and Sorrows: Feb. 27-Mar. 3

Member Sue Hagmeier died Feb. 22 from complications of breast cancer. She died peacefully surrounded by the love of her daughters, Emily and Julia Liedel, and granddaughter Sofia.

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