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“Living on $19 a Day” or “How I failed the Minimum Wage Challenge”

Andrea Wandersee

Our own Andrea Wandersee recently participated in the Minimum Wage Challenge. Come listen to her speak about her experience!

Recent News

  • Nancy and Jerry Celebrate 50 years of Membership

    Jerry and Nancy claussen standing at a table with a cake that says 50 years congratulations Jerry and Nancy     April 7, 2016 marks 50 years that Nancy and Jerry Clausen have been members at First UU.  And how wonderful that they chose to ...

  • Our Easter Band Rehearsing

    Sara Jo Brandt Doelle and volunteer musicians rehearsing for the Easter BandOn Easter Sunday we had an all ages Easter Band and it was a rousing success.  The music was great, the energy was wonderful.  Here is an image of them rehearsing their music. ...

  • Pancake Breakfast a Success

    pancake breakfastOur Teenz raised 219.00 at the recent Pancake Breakfast to support First UU.  We had fun, we had GREAT pancakes and we supported our community.  Our teenz ROCK!

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Our Stories

As a college student I came to First UU in search of a more liberal church.  Our beautiful rose window which honors all religions of the world brought tears to my eyes and I realized that I had found my spiritual home. This spring my wife and I celebrate 50 fruitful years of membership here.  We are proud and blessed to be a part of this loving and supportive community.

Jerry Claussen

My husband and I are both totally blind and have two Seeing Eye dogs.  Not only have we been welcomed into this congregation, but we are accepted as equal participants in this caring community. Shortly after we began attending the services, we were provided braille hymnals, which demonstrates First UU's commitment to meeting the needs of people with disabilities. We have participated in a summer service and given a presentation to the youth's religious education classes about our blindness and how our dogs enhance our mobility. Attending the services at First UU has expanded our knowledge of social justice, provided us with deep friendships and has helped us to expand our spiritual growth.

Honesty is important to me. Honesty with those around me, but more importantly, with myself.  What I truly appreciate about First UU is that I am not only encouraged to honestly develop my own spiritual beliefs, I am supported in doing so. No one is telling me what to believe. Instead, inspiration has been provided from diverse perspectives from the pulpit, courses, workshops, and dialog with other members and friends. For me, I am also inspired by so many of our traditional belief systems so wonderfully expressed by our wonder full chancel window!

Dennis Killian-Begnigno