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  • Rev. Jennifer Hamlin-Navias called as our settled minister

    Reverend Jennifer Hamlin-Navias

    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

    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. ...

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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

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

At First UU, I have found an institution which does not pelt me with answers to existential questions, but which provides me opportunities to seek answers to them in a community of open-minded people as well as ways to pursue social justice in the larger community.