Category: Personal & Spiritual Development
A Dedication of Parents and Children is scheduled for our Thanksgiving service. This simple ceremony is the UU version of the traditional Christian “baptism” or “christening,” though the meanings we attach to it are… Read More >
A mission trip fundraiser! Saturday, November 12, 6:30-9:00 p.m. $25.00 per adult; $10.00 for children ages 7-15; free for kids under 7 years The YRUU youth group is hosting a talent show for church… Read More >
This was my first year going on the mission trip, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The opportunity to truly impact the lives of others in a positive way is not… Read More >
By Cheri Taylor, Membership Development Coordinator When you decide to join First Church, it will be a big moment for you and for us. We have a responsibility to see that you are… Read More >
Denominational Connections: The Chalice Lighters Winter Call to Grow UU Congregations From Bruce Wiggins, Denominational Affairs Coordinator
The “Chalice Lighters” program gives you an opportunity to grow Unitarian Universalism in our state and region. It is an initiative of our Unitarian Universalist Association’s MidAmerica Region to fund small projects by individual… Read More >
If you’ve been a member or pledging friend of First Church for more than one year, you know that this year’s stewardship process is a little different. Yes, we traded the large all-congregation event for small and large group events in members’ homes and in the church! Yes, we are using appreciative inquiry process in these events! Orchestrating ten small to mid-size donor events takes more effort than planning one large donor event, but I have faith it will be successful in deepening personal relationships and networks within the congregation, while creating more opportunities to support the place we love. Your stewardship team believes this trade-off is worth the hard work of the numerous members volunteering as hosts and facilitators.