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Congregational Briefs and Announcements

04 October 2016
Leaving the country if Trump wins? The Refugee Resettlement Committee is offering pre-election, radical decluttering. Rid your house of furniture in anticipation of your exile in Costa Rica or Canada. Act now and avoid the rush! Call Joe Dubray at (904) 527-9773. Use the code: “Trumped."   The Open Minds…

Caring Network Workshop Nov. 5th

04 October 2016
The Caring Network of First Unitarian Church is hosting a workshop on “Caring for Persons Under Stress” (Yourself Included!); led by Rev. Harold Straughn on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Eliot Hall BRING: Your pre-K to K kids! Child care will be provided. Your own…

High School E-Recycling Fundraiser

04 October 2016
The High School YRUU youth are partnering with Planet Green to recycle e-waste! For each of the following items that we mail in, Planet Green gives a certain amount to our youth group. You get to be rid of your e-waste, and support our youth at the same time! Below…

Religious Education News (10/10/2016)

04 October 2016
Religious Education News - Julie Miller, Director of Religious Education Becoming a Volunteer for Religious Education Why Should I Volunteer? Volunteers are an essential part of Religious Education (RE) at First Unitarian Church. As a volunteer, you help us create a community that spans generations. Your presence as either a…

Torch Article: Minister's Column

04 October 2016
Minister's Column - Rev. Robert Fulghum All the stories and essays in the book, All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten, were originally published in the newsletter of a small Unitarian church – as a minister’s column called From the Friarplace. The church was the Edmonds Unitarian…

Torch Article: In the Life

04 October 2016
In the Life - Rev. Matthew Cockrum National LGBT Coming Out DayRosh Hashanah & Yom KippurSaint Damien Canonization DayIndigenous People’s Day & Columbus Day That’s a whole lotta holiday in a little bit of time.These are some of the observances - civil and religious - that show up on my…

Sermon Video: Rev. Russ Menk and Rev. Tom Goldsmith on the Future of Unitarian Universalism

29 September 2016
"The Future of Unitarian Universalism" - a sermon given by Rev. Russ Menk and Rev. Tom Goldsmith on September 25, 2016    

For Newcomers: Information Session Oct. 2nd

20 September 2016
Next Information Session: October 2nd Join Rev. Matthew Cockrum for an informal Info Session on the first Sunday of every month in the small chapel, immediately following each worship service. Coffee and light refreshments available with an opportunity to meet other newcomers and ask questions about this congregation and Unitarian…

An Evening with Soul Fundraiser - Sept. 30th

20 September 2016
Join us for some mighty fine Jambalaya and fixin's plus storytelling by Rev. Robert Fulghum and live jazz music by The Disposable Thumbs! It will be an evening to remember! September 30, 7-9 p.m. in Eliot Hall. This fundraiser is in support of the high school youth group and their…

Building a Beloved Community: Carol's Welcome Table Story

20 September 2016
Building a Beloved Community: Carol’s Welcome Table Story-submitted by Carol Romagosa Back in November 2015, I was introduced to the idea of The Beloved Community by Mark Matheson, my Shakespeare professor. As director of the MUSE Project at the University of Utah, he wrote an introduction for U.S. Rep. John…

For Newcomers: Information Session Oct. 2nd

20 September 2016
Next Information Session: October 2nd Join Rev. Matthew Cockrum for an informal Info Session on the first Sunday of every month in the small chapel, immediately following each worship service. Coffee and light refreshments available with an opportunity to meet other newcomers and ask questions about this congregation and Unitarian…

Torch Article: Reverendly Yours

20 September 2016
Reverendly Yours - Rev. Tom Goldsmith There’s an old axiom that suggests that UU churches swell in numbers in proportion to our nation’s conservative leadership. In other words, UU churches flourished during the Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan years, with a slight upbeat during the Bush years. The Obama years may…

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