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Religious Education Announcements

01 December 2016
Religious Education Winter Holiday Party will be Saturday, Dec. 10, 2:00 to 4:00pm. Pageant Practice will be held Monday evening, Dec. 5, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Please make sure children eat before coming. Pageant Dress Rehearsal will be held, Sat. Dec. 17, 9:30 to noon.

Torch Column: Reverendly Yours

01 December 2016
Reverendly Yours - Rev. Tom Goldsmith A powerful film called “Loving” was released November 4th and I finally got a chance to see it last weekend. The story traces the struggle to legalize interracial marriage. Richard Loving (a white man) and his wife Mildred (a black woman) were married in…

Torch Column: In the Life

01 December 2016
In the Life  - Rev. Matthew Cockrum As we edge toward darker winter days and longer winter nights it’s important to look for sources of hope and warmth. Join us for: Solstice Celebration - Wednesday, December 21 - Dancers & Pipers & Drumming, Oh My! Come for the Celtic-inspired worship…

Sermon Video: Thanksgiving Service - "Puritans and the Elite"

01 December 2016
A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on November 20, 2016  

LGBTQ Book Drive

01 December 2016
“To see a face or body that looks like your own is powerful in its effect to simply validate you as a worthy human being”-Eric Anthony Grollman, PH.D. YRUU is sponsoring an LGBTQ book drive for the Salt Lake County Youth Services group homes. Please bring either book donations or…

Environmental Ministy News: 5th Grader to Petition for plastic bag ban; After the Flood Screening 12/2

01 December 2016
5th Grader to Petition Salt Lake City Council to Ban Plastic Bags-submitted by Julie Miller, Director of Religious Education and Joan M. Gregory, Co-Coordinator, Environmental Ministry When our children stand up and take action, it’s important for us to support them, right? Well now’s our chance! Liam, a fifth grader…

Announcements and Congregational Briefs 12/5/2016

01 December 2016
YRUU Recycling Fundraiser YRUU is still collecting ewaste for recycling each Sunday at the Environmental Ministry table. Please donate your used printer cartridges, old phones and ipods. They do not take any cables, large electronics, or batteries. See planetgreenrecycle.org/slcuyruu for details. Thank you! Refugee Resettlement Committee We find ourselves in…

Torch Article: In the Spotlight

01 December 2016
“In the Spotlight”. . .Susie Martin -submitted by Jan Crane Susie has been attending First Church for about six years and only recently decided to sign the book. She was surprised to learn there was a way to show you are officially a member and once she heard that, she…

Holiday Services 2016

17 November 2016
Holiday Services - save the dates!   December 11th (9 and 11am)Lessons and Carols Service December 18th (9 am) Christmas Homily (11 am) Christmas Pageant (7:30 pm) Jazz Vespers Christmas Kool December 21st (Service 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm)Winter Solstice Celebration December 24th (5:30 & 7 pm)Candlelight Services December 25thOn…

Religious Education Column: Julie Miller

17 November 2016
“Kindness changes the brain by experiencing it. Children and adolescents do not learn kindness by only thinking about it and talking about it. Kindness is best learned by feeling it so that it can be reproduced.” - Dr. Patty O’Grady, expert in neuroscience These are depressing and distressing times for…

Torch Column: Reverendly Yours

17 November 2016
Reverendly Yours - Rev. Tom Goldsmith It’s a lot like the neighborhood emergency preparedness program. I participate in a lot of these meetings where we go through a host of contingencies should something devastating descend upon us. The old “be prepared” serves as our motto, and we know the drill…

Torch Column: In the Life

17 November 2016
In the Life: Rev. Matthew Cockrum It’s been a tumultuous few weeks since our last Torch issue. Public sentiment and unrest has become clearer, more volatile. The energy that, in recent months, has fueled protests in support of the Water Protectors in Standing Rock and those standing in solidarity against…

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