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Social Justice Film Screen: In the Settlements

17 January 2017
Social Justice Film -submitted by Barbara Taylor The Social Justice committee and Utahns for Just Peace in the Holy Land are showing a free documentary, “The Settlements”, Saturday, March 11, 7 pm in Elliot Hall. During the last week of December, the Obama administration abstained from a vote in the…

In the Spotlight

17 January 2017
“In the Spotlight”. . . Meet Kaden Colton -submitted by Jan Crane I am a recent graduate of the University of Utah. While there, my studies included atmospheric and environmental science and geography. Student groups, such as Students for Queer Arts, Resistance and Education, American Sign Language Club, Environmental Club…

Inauguration Day Interfaith Prayer Service

09 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: "Tilting Right"

09 January 2017
A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on January 8, 2017  

Sermon Video: Come All Ye Faithful

05 January 2017
A homily given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on December 18, 2016  

Sermon Video: Lessons and Carols Service

05 January 2017
A service by Rev. Tom Goldsmith and our Chancel Choir on December 11, 2016    

Sermon Video: "Bob Dylan: Word and Music"

05 January 2017
A Sunday service given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith and Jim Thornburg on December 4, 2016  

Interfaith Remembrance Jan. 26th

03 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 Article: Are We Good Homeowners?

03 January 2017
Are We Good Homeowners? -submitted by Julia Rossi Besides preserving our many wonderful programs, the UU congregation is charged with preserving the historic building and grounds we occupy. And this is a big charge. I like to say nothing happens without a space. You cannot have a church service or…

Environmental Ministry News: Jan 6th and 20th Events

03 January 2017
Film Screening: Conversation with the Valve Turners Friday, January 6th, 7:00 PM, Eliot Hall - submitted by Joan Gregory, Environmental Ministry Cosponsored by: Environmental Ministry, Association for the Tree of Life, and Climate Emergency Coalition“If people are not acting as if there’s an emergency, people don’t believe there’s an emergency.…

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…


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