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Where is our Hope for the Future

Our hope for the future is not built in the past but on the present. Headlines don’t always lift up or highlight those folk who are working every day to make this world better.  November 20 is transgender day of remembrance. How does our work create a more inclusive world in regards to gender – who is out there pushing the edges and bending the arc of history toward justice?

Recent News

  • 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

EVENTS

CUUPS

Wednesday November 14, 2018
3:00PM - 11:00PM

Pagan Chalice Circle (P)

Wednesday November 14, 2018
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Choir Rehearsal (S)

Thursday November 15, 2018
7:15PM - 9:00PM
Sanctuary

RE (FH-A)

Sunday November 18, 2018
9:00AM - 12:30PM

Choir Rehearsal (S)

Sunday November 18, 2018
9:15AM - 10:10AM
Sanctuary

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.

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.

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