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News & Views

COVID Update: In-Person Sunday Services Delayed


Dear First Church Members and Friends, We are sorry to share the disappointing news that we are temporarily postponing our… More >

Circles of Support Opportunities

Social Justice

I want to thank the 10 members of First Church who met last year over 40 times with ex-incarcerated returning… More >

EJM Joins Coalition on Lead Emergency

Social Justice

First Church’s Earth Justice Ministry (EJM) is becoming a member of the Coalition on Lead Emergency (COLE), furthering its environmental… More >

Intention Together


Lock in Intention Living with Intention is hard for me, and one of the reasons I value church. I’ve an… More >

Volunteer for In-Person RE in February

Religious Education

As we welcome 2022, we welcome a long-anticipated return to being together in our church building, and religious education classrooms… More >

A “To-Be” List instead of “To-Do” List

Personal & Spiritual Development

“Living with Intention” is our theme for January. Not living with intentions plural, which we do all the time, often… More >

Intention During Pandemic – Opening Plans

Personal & Spiritual Development, COVID-19

What does it mean to live with intention? In January of 2022, the question feels like a Zen Buddhist koan,… More >

Share the Plate January-Project RETURN

Social Justice

Project RETURN is our January 2022 Share the Plate partner. Project RETURN (Returning Ex-incarcerated people To Urban Realities and Neighborhoods)… More >

Christmas Eve Offering Recipients 2021

Social Justice, Holiday

Every year, our congregation gives the entire Christmas Eve offering away. This year, we are giving the offering to two… More >

Joy: Resistance Against Despair

Personal & Spiritual Development

When asked, “What is joy?” Rev. Willie James Jennings of Duke Divinity School responds, “I look at joy as an… More >

Share the Plate Dec – Maroon Calabash

Social Justice

Maroon Calabash is our December Share the Plate recipient. Maroon Calabash is a Black-led nonprofit organization that provides a space… More >

The Future of our Seven Principles

Social Justice

Do you know the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism may be revised? The Seven Principles are part of our Living… More >

Giving Tuesday & Joy

Personal & Spiritual Development, Membership

First Church will be participating in Giving Tuesday this year to help fund virtual access to our programs even when… More >

Mitten Tree with Kids

Holiday Giving Tree

Social Justice, Holiday

We have a short window to be a part of our local Holiday Giving Tree through United Way this year,… More >

Behold Your Joy

Personal & Spiritual Development

It doesn’t seem like joy should be complicated, but sometimes it is. Opening to joy, our theme for December, indicates… More >

Opening Christmas Eve Services with Joy


This December, we will explore the joys and challenges of “Opening to Joy.”  With great joy, we will open the… More >