Jesus was born Jewish, was raised Jewish and died Jewish. We will celebrate that and understand how some declared that he was God. Here’s to our Unitarian roots!
- Sara Jo Brandt-Doelle recognized as a Certified Music Leader At the Service of the Living Tradition at the UUA annual meeting Sara Jo was recognized as a Certified Music Leader. Wonderful news for Sara Jo and a great achievement after three years of education and work.
- Seaway Gathering April 13-14 You Can’t Spell Church without J – O – Y 2018 Seaway Spring Gathering Come join UUs from across New York for a day of worshipping, learning and connecting! Friday, April 13 7:00 Gould Lecture with Sheila Schuh 8:30-11:00 Reception & “UUs Got Talent” Saturday, April 14 8:00 Registration 9:00 Banner Parade and Opening Worship 9:30 Keynote with Rev. Megan Foley 10:45 Workshop Session 1 12:00 ...
- Gender Identity Conference Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary First UU will be once again proudly hosting a gender identity conference on Feb 10, 2018. Bear Bergman will be our keynote speaker, speaking on “Three Problems Facing Trans Communities (and Three Solutions Anyone Can Help With). There will be many workshops that are great!! Click here to register
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.
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!
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.