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2 lessons from ‘Thinking in Bets’ by Annie Duke

How to be more effective in the world through hard work and diligence in overcoming the natural human tendency to sugarcoat our perceptions. Hint: this requires other people.
We can make a first class decision and still have poor results if luck is against us. Good luck can produce good results even with a poor decision. In the long run more better decisions will produce better results because luck will even out over time so the quality of the decisions shows through.

EVENTS

RE (FH-A)

Sunday August 25, 2019
9:00AM - 12:30PM

Open Heart Meditation

Sunday August 25, 2019
9:15AM - 10:15AM

Worship

Sunday August 25, 2019
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Social Justice Chalice Circle

Sunday August 25, 2019
12:00PM - 2:00PM

Caring Team (P)

Monday August 26, 2019
12:30PM - 2:30PM

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.

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

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