Congregational Briefs and Announcements 3/20/2017

13 March 2017

"Women Of Courage". This original and powerful work by Mary Lou Prince and Patty Willis uses the combined forces of choirs from First Church and South Valley Unitarian to present this choral concert. Utilizing the extraordinary words of some of the world's most preeminent women, this world premiere performance is graciously gifted to us in partnership with the "Women Of The World"- an organization that is devoted to helping refugee women and their families. While admission is free, a suggested donation at the door of $15 will be equally divided between the "Women Of The World" and our 'Save The Budget' fund. Saturday March 18th, 7:30 PM First Unitarian Church.

Swing Dance FUNraiser April 1st with the Stratford Street Band and the Java Jive Singers. $25 in advance. $30 at the door. Holladay City Hall (4580 S 2300 E ) 7-10 PM Dress Up and Have Fun !! Free Dance Lessons beforehand. THIS IS SOOOO MUCH FUN!!! If you have any questions,... snag a choir member - Or, feel free to call David Owens (801-390-0488), or Andy and Marcia Walker (801-891-7030, 801-835-6721)

Arts Fair April 22nd The Annual First Unitarian Church Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday April 22nd from 5 to 10 pm and Sunday April 23rd till 1:30 pm. Artists: Please register using the online form found on the Church Webpage: . This is a fun family event with food and entertainment provided. Artists can show their art for fun at no charge. All sales are handled by the church. Church retains 25%, artist receive a check from the church for 75%. All arts and crafts welcomed. Display space is limited, so sign up early. If you have any question please contact Bill Reed at .

Refugee Resettlement Committee Needs Donations Years before it became famous for the assassination of Julius Caesar in the Roman Senate, the Ides of March marked the first full moon of the new year in Rome If your 2017 New Year’s resolutions faded as fast as the frequency of your gym workouts, the time is at hand for a re-boot. No need to beware the Ides of March and its implications for self-improvement, resolve to do something for someone in need. Donating your gently used furniture to the Refugee Resettlement Committee requires no more than a phone call to Joe Dubray at (904) 527-9773.

Dinner and Dialogue Are you new to our First Unitarian Church congregation? Well, we would like to welcome you and invite you join us for an intimate dinner in a member's home. There is a Dinner and Dialogue binder at the Congregational Life table in Eliot Hall where you can sign up. We have one dinner in March already set up for newcomers only and would like to encourage some of you "old timers" to help us by hosting several more. Of course, we also have dinners for everyone, so please look over the binder and see what might interest you. You can contact Darlene Thayne at or 801-455-6553 if you need any assistance on this. Let's get acquainted!

Mindfulness Group Every Sunday, meditation is offered as a time to pause, practice calming our thoughts and setting an intention to be mindful in our daily life. Guidance for developing meditation practice is shared along with suggested websites and reading. The community supports our intention to experience the benefits of being mindfully aware so that we may cultivate and live with calm, peace and ease. All are welcome. Sundays Following the end of the first service, in the Parlor.

UU Lunch Bunch A family-friendly group for anyone and everyone who would like to get together for lunch and chat with like-minded people. Meet at the Restaurant on Sundays at noon during the summer. For more information contact Sonia Carnell at (801) 262-1151 or .
March 19th: Pho Thin (2121 McClelland St)
March 26th: Saffron Valley East India Cafe (22 E Street)