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Dreaming and Spirituality

Paul Barfoot

Our dreams are a gateway to our subconscious understanding. As such, they can be (and have been throughout human history) a powerful tool which can be used to enhance our spiritual life

Recent News

  • 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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Our Stories

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.

I like going to First UU because I know everyone there and they are friendly. I know the building well so I don't get lost and it is fun to play hide and seek. My RE class is small without too many kids so I feel like I can get to know them well. There is a time in the service when the kids go up front to hear a story, I enjoy listening to the stories. I would recommend First UU to other kids because it is a fun place.

Amelia a young girl who attends First UU

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