The Spiritual Practice of Fasting
Fasting is a spiritual practice in many traditions. Why do we fast? What has fasting taught us? Come hear Muslim and UU perspectives on this topic.
- Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias called as our settled minister
We are happy to announce that we have called Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias as our settled minister! This vote took place at our annual meeting on June 5 and the vote was unanimous. Rev. Jennifer has been with us since July of 2014 ...
- Nancy and Jerry Celebrate 50 years of Membership
- Our Easter Band Rehearsing
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!
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.
Lucy and Don
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.