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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…

Sermon Video: "Reflections on Entering a New Era of American Political History"

15 November 2016
A service given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith, Rev. Matthew Cockrum, and the congregation

Sermon Video: Meeting the Future in 48 Hours

15 November 2016
A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on November 6, 2016  

In the Spotlight: Barbara Taylor

15 November 2016
“In the Spotlight”. . . Meet Barbara Taylor-submitted by Jan Crane Barbara Taylor has attended First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake for years and years. Her initial involvement was with the women’s spiritual group and she remembers inviting Tom to attend one of their meetings back when Tom was interviewing…

Annoucements and Congregational Briefs 11/18/2016

15 November 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 for details. Thank you! Refugee Resettlement Committee “All dogs secretly speak…

Youth Ministry Updates

14 November 2016
Solstice - First Church’s annual Winter Solstice Celebration and Supper is on Wednesday, December 21. The worship service is open to all and the dinner following (a fundraiser for youth service trips) requires a ticket. Tickets available in Eliot Hall on Sundays, on-line through the church website. High School -…

Seeking the Sources Adult RE Class - Nov. 28th

14 November 2016
This monthly drop-in experience continues on the last Monday of each month. Join Rev. Matthew and others on Monday, November 28, 6:45-8:45 p.m. as we use movement, meditation and discussion to explore the second source of our living tradition, “Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us…

LGBTQ Book Drive

14 November 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…

Call for Solstice Singers

14 November 2016
Call for Solstice Singers:We need singers for the annual Winter Solstice service here at First Unitarian Church. Teens and adults from our congregation are encouraged--and needed!--to join with members of the Chancel Choir to sing at this special event. Four rehearsals are scheduled, each Tuesday beginning November 29, at 7:00…

Environmental Ministry Film/Discussion Series - December 2nd

14 November 2016
Environmental Ministry Film/Discussion SeriesBefore the FloodFriday, December 2, 2016, 7PM, Eliot Hall “Before the Flood captures a three-year personal journey alongside Academy Award-winning actor and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio as he interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide unique, impassioned…

Candlelight Vigil this evening (Nov. 9th) at 6 pm

09 November 2016
A brief candlelight vigil of prayer, hope, and music will be held tonight at 6:00 at the First Unitarian Church


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