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Religious Education Corner

30 January 2017
Well, it looks like we’ve reached mid-year-point in our Religious Education program. We’ve just concluded an 8-week cycle featuring guest speakers representing seven world religions and the critical issue of social justice: Tibetan BuddhismJudaismHinduismUnitarian Universalism, with Barbara Creek from our own congregationChristianityBaha’iIslamReverend Harold Straughn, speaking in honor of Dr. Martin…

Congregational Briefs and Announcements 2/6/2017

30 January 2017
Social Justice Film On Saturday, March 11, Eliot Hall, 7 pm, we will show the film, “the Settlements,” a documentary directed by Shimon Dotan, a Jewish professor at NYU. The film interviews people who represent many sides of the issue, including Zionists and Palestinians with new and varied viewpoints. We…

Congregational Briefs and Announcements 2/6/2017

30 January 2017
Social Justice Film On Saturday, March 11, Eliot Hall, 7 pm, we will show the film, “the Settlements,” a documentary directed by Shimon Dotan, a Jewish professor at NYU. The film interviews people who represent many sides of the issue, including Zionists and Palestinians with new and varied viewpoints. We…

In the Spotlight

30 January 2017
“In the Spotlight”. . . Meet Marc Peterson-submitted by Jan Crane I am 60 years old, my wife’s name is Vickie and we live in Cottonwood Heights. We have a 30-year-old son who also lives in Cottonwood Heights, but not with us. I grew up on a small dairy farm…

Celebration Sunday Theme

27 January 2017
Celebration Sunday Theme -submitted by Julia Rossi The theme of Celebration Sunday is ‘Show an Affirming Flame,’ the last line of a famous, albeit controversial, poem written by the famous poet, W. H. Auden in the throes of World War II. In an article written in the New York Times…

Environmental Ministry Film/Discussion Series - February 21st

23 January 2017
2017 Environmental Ministry Series: Effective Action in a Trump Administration!   FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION:BREATH OF LIFETuesday, February 21, 7PMEliot Hall Spectacularly photographed in Europe, Scandinavia, North America and Hawaii, BREATH OF LIFE travels the globe in search of the truth behind what appears to be a looming environmental catastrophe.…

For Newcomers: First UU Info Session February 2nd

17 January 2017
Join Revs. Tom Goldsmith and Matthew Cockrum along with other congregational leaders and newcomers! Childcare available (with RSVP to or 801.582.8687 ext. 205) and light refreshments served.  Other Info Sessions: Sunday, February 5 after each service (10:15-10:50 a.m. and 12:15-1:00 p.m.) - Join Rev. Matthew Cockrum and other newcomers…

Inauguration Day Interfaith Prayer Service

17 January 2017
On the day of the inauguration, Friday, January 20th, First Church will host an Interfaith Prayer Service. Please join us at 9:00 a.m. for an infusion of hope, love, and prayer.

Sermon Video: "Out of the Shadows"

17 January 2017
A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on January 15, 2017  

Interfaith Remembrance Jan. 26th


17 January 2017
Please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m.. Our church will host the annual remembrance for Down Winders. An Interfaith group of clergy will join Tom Goldsmith in exploring the effects of a nuclear world. The choir will join the service.

Torch Column: Reverendly Yours

17 January 2017
This week is it!!!! On Friday the 20th we will witness what is considered a hallmark of American democracy: the peaceful transition of power from an outgoing president to the incoming one. Peaceful does not describe my emotions. Perhaps fury and rage come closer. But what I do know is…

Torch Column: In the Life

17 January 2017
In the Life . . . (Rev. Matthew Cockrum) Proud to Have Served - As we witness the conclusion of the presidency of Barack Obama and the transition to Donald Trump, debate continues about the Obama legacy and the anxiously anticipated consequences of the next President. Like many, I watched…

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