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News & Views

Rev. Jennifer’s Sabbatical Update

Personal & Spiritual Development, Membership

Rev. Jennifer’s Sabbatical: an important event for First Church! Sabbaticals can be as worthwhile to members as to the minister…. More >

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Welcome Home! Young Adults Invited to Reconnect November 27

Religious Education

Are you a young adult home for the Thanksgiving holiday? Have you been longing to reconnect in person with your… More >

Turkeys and Hams and Sides, Oh My!

Social Justice

INTERCHANGE FOOD PANTRY is holding a Holiday Dinner Drive, as pantry guest numbers—and food prices—are soaring. Can you help make… More >

We Look Forward To Visiting You For Forge Our Future!

Personal & Spiritual Development, Membership

We hope that you were able to attend the Forge Our Future kickoff and Halloween street party on October 23rd…. More >

Nurture the Soul Midweek

Personal & Spiritual Development, Membership

Dealing with change in the world is hard, but from my perspective changing one’s own behavior is harder. Some several… More >

COVID Masking Changes


Dear First Church Members and Friends, The First Church COVID Team, in our ongoing efforts to balance safety and community… More >

Informed Voters are Powerful Voters

Social Justice

Make your voice heard. Vote early (early voting begins on Tuesday, October 25 and ends on Saturday, November 5) or… More >

Constancy of Change

Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

There is something about the human soul that longs to be settled and stirred. This simultaneity is expressed in our… More >

How Do You Feel About Change?

Personal & Spiritual Development

Change might be exciting or nerve-wracking, but it is inevitable. According to the Buddha, impermanence is one of the three… More >

Child Dedication Nov 20, 2022

Religious Education, Membership

On November 20, a Dedication of Parents and Children will take place during our 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday… More >

Rev. Jennifer 2.0 

Personal & Spiritual Development, Membership

Alert. Your Senior Minister will be updating her operating system in 2023.  Do not turn off your congregation.    In… More >

Whither our UU Principles?

Personal & Spiritual Development

What do we as UUs believe, and what does our church stand for? How do we want to see those… More >

Defend Democracy, Help Get Out the Vote

Social Justice

Are you looking for some way to help Get Out The Vote for the November 8 mid-term elections? During the… More >

Social Courage in our Community 

Personal & Spiritual Development

A First Church visitor walked into a church for the first time in her life last Sunday all by herself,… More >

Courage to Teach

Personal & Spiritual Development

Courage is so often claimed by bold and heroic acts, but as a young teacher it was Parker Palmer who… More >

Supporting One Another with Courage & Joy

Personal & Spiritual Development

I’m excited about Rev. Jennifer’s upcoming sabbatical. It is a sign of a congregation’s robust health to support their ministers’… More >