Latest News

Refugee Resettlement Committee needs more household items

03 January 2017
It happens every year. The run-up to Christmas makes such demands on people’s time and energy that workaday routines are suspended from mid-November to New Year’s Day. The car’s oil doesn’t get changed, the colonoscopy is postponed, the cobwebs go unchallenged and the furniture donations to the Refugee Resettlement Committee…

Torch Column: Reverendly Yours

03 January 2017
Reverendly Yours (Rev. Tom Goldsmith) It’s New Year’s Day today and I contemplate the scary possibilities of a new year, a new president, and a new social gestalt for minorities facing deportation by the millions. There are also millions of Muslims who might need to register as posing a danger…

Torch Column: In the Life

03 January 2017
(scroll down for "More from Matthew" including: Info Session jan. 8th, MLK Workshop and March, and High School Owl Parent Orientations) In the Life . . . (Rev. Matthew Cockrum) We're all in this together. You know that, right? It's one of the reasons many of us come to church...and…

In the Spotlight: The Haertels

03 January 2017
We're the Haertel family (Jennifer, Barry, and our two crazy critters: Thomas- 4 and Polly-2). We've been attending the First Unitarian Church for just over four years now. By “we,” I mean me (Jennifer) and the kids, but Barry shows up for events once in a while. Both Thomas and…

Holiday Services 2016

15 December 2016
Upcoming Holiday Services 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 Sunday Service at 11 am (No RE classes or childcare on 12/25)…

Religious Education Corner

15 December 2016
Religious Education Corner Given the current mood circling ‘round the country, I find myself wondering what Abraham Lincoln might have penned for his presidential Christmas message. Then again, I suppose he didn’t have a chance for one compelling reason, that being that Christmas did not actually become a national holiday…

Torch Column: Reverendly Yours

15 December 2016
Reverendly Yours - Rev. Tom Goldsmith The Christmas season opens doors to reflection. It’s a good time to ask ourselves: “How much is enough?” It also presents an opportunity to consider our own generosity. First, do we even want to be generous? And should we decide that’s a good thing,…

Torch Column: In the Life

15 December 2016
In the Life - Rev. Matthew Cockrum Among my cherished winter holiday memories is of a murder mystery New Year’s Eve dinner party I attended while in high school. My friend’s parents cooked a fancy dinner for the guests, all high-school classmates of mine, who came dressed in costume for…

Board Bits: Coming Together and Moving Beyond the Election

15 December 2016
As we come to the end of 2016, many of us are reflecting on the losses we’ve experienced within the year of dear family and friends, admirable public figures, and beloved entertainers. This year it seems we are also grieving the loss of the America we want to be. The…

Environmental Ministry News: Standing Rock Update

15 December 2016
Standing Rock: Update and Taking Action -submitted by Joan M. Gregory, Co-Coordinator, Environmental Ministry The water protectors remain in Standing Rock and they are standing strong to watch and witness as the situation on the ground changes daily. However, they are no longer asking folks to head to Standing Rock,…

Announcements and Congregational Briefs 12/19/2016

15 December 2016
Congregational Briefs Refugee Resettlement Committee A reviewer wrote, “There was a jot too much couch-inspired hooey” in Bruce Springsteen’s memoir. The sentence raises important questions for those of us whose lives are on autopilot. Might years of generating hooey have taken a toll on the couch? Has other furniture sustained…

Torch Column: In the Spotlight

15 December 2016
“In the Spotlight”. . . Carlos and David-submitted by Jan Crane Carlos and David met almost 14 years ago in the central park (called a zocalo) of Puebla, Mexico. David was sitting on a park bench when Carlos walked by and caught his eye. Love quickly conquered them both and…

Enewsletter

Subscribe to our email newsletter

 

The Torch