Winter Solstice, the shortest day, the longest night. In Rome they celebrated Saturnalia a feast that turned the normal order upside down. In this service we will do something similar, we will celebrate the longest night by turning our worship service upside down and inside out. Come join us. We will end the service by a bonfire outside on our patio, and we hear that the church elves will bring s’more makings and cocoa.
Choir Rehearsal (S)Sunday December 15, 2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM
RE (FH-A)Sunday December 15, 2019
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Open Heart MeditationSunday December 15, 2019
9:15AM - 10:15AM
WorshipSunday December 15, 2019
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Community Outreach Committee (P)Sunday December 15, 2019
12:15PM - 1:15PM
Georgia, a new member
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.
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.
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!