Announcements (April 1, 2019)

01 April 2019

First Church is deeply saddened by the deaths of 3 of our members. 

Flo Wineriter passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019.  A Celebration of Life Open House will be held in Eliot Hall Monday, April 8th from 6pm to 8:30pm.  
Adelyn Polevoy passed away this past week.  Adelyn and Leonid both were long time members and they will be missed.
On Thursday, Marjorie Coombs, wife of Alan Coombs, passed away peacefully in her sleep. A memorial will be held Saturday, June 15th, time TBA.

Let’s build on this strong start to reach our goal! By Wednesday we had received 169 pledges for a total of $420,579 or 72% of our goal of $583,000.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Monday, April 1st, 6:15 in Eliot Hall. Baked potato bar, followed by adults meeting with Rev. Tom about complexities of parenting, kids will celebrate spring. Contact Amanda to register or for dietary restriction at .

  • April 7, 2019, The Garage on Beck,1199 N Beck St, SLC, Utah 84103, 801-521-3904,

  • April 14, 2019, Saffron Valley Sugar House, 479 E 2100 S, SLC, Ut 84115, 801-203-3754,

  • April 21, 2019  (Easter Sunday) ******

  • April 28, 2019, Spitz Sugarhouse, 1201 E Wilmington Ave, SLC, Ut 84106, 385-322-1140,

  • May 5, 2019, El Chichauchau, 3926 Highland Dr, SLC, Utah 84124, 801-272-8091,

NEW MEMBER CEREMONY: Please join Rev. Tom, Rev. Monica, and the Hospitality Team for a New Member Ceremony on Monday, April 15 at 7pm in Eliot Hall, celebrating all those who are joining the church this year. This ceremony will honor those who have signed the membership book since last summer, and there will be an opportunity for new members to sign the book.  We also welcome current church members who wish to support our new members to attend in support.  All new members who sign the book at this gathering will be eligible to vote in our congregational meeting in May. Families are welcome to attend together! Child care may be available if requested no later than Thursday, April 11 - please contact Rev. Monica to request child care.

UU BOOK CLUB: April 18th, 7pm, The Haven - "Men Explain Things to Me" by Rebecca Solnit.

ENVIRONMENTAL MINISTRY is hosting The Good Grief Network, beginning its weekly 10-Step Program to combat despair, deepen self-awareness, and embrace interconnectedness. We invite everyone grappling with the enormous challenges of systemic sociopolitical, environmental, and spiritual change needed to reign in climate collapse and other large-scale ills to join us in building psychosocial resilience starting 2/27/19 from 6:30-8:15 pm in Room 218 (continuing Wednesdays through 5/01/19) Drop-ins are welcome but you can contact to RSVP or for more information.

ARTISTS DISCUSSING ART: The last Monday of every month artists gather at 7pm in the Haven to discuss each others art.  The group is open to all visual artist, watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, fused glass, and clay. Bring work to discuss or just come to listen. Bring a light refreshment to share.

DINNER AND DIALOGUE: Meet other UUs on a more personal level over a potluck dinner. Sign up at the Congregational Life table in Eliot Hall to host or Join a group. Contact with questions.

DREAM GROUP: Meets the 4th Sunday, 12:45 pm in Room 201. 

MEDITATION WALKS:  Nature Walks along the Jordan River, every Tuesday 10am to Noon,  Meet at Arrowhead Park, 550 W 4800 S. Friendly dogs on leash welcome, 1 to 3 miles.


  • Meets Sunday at 10am in the Parlor
  • An evening of Buddhist teachings investigating the foundations of mindfulness meditation. What is mindfulness and how might it be of benefit in our personal lives, alone and together as a community? We will consider how to cultivate a daily practice of mindfulness as taught by the Buddha and is practiced today. All are welcome. Come to the Parlor on the third Wednesday at 6:30 pm. For more information

MYSTICAL SPIRITUALITY: Meets the 2nd Sunday, 12:45 pm in Room 201

SANCTUARY:  Sanctuary Questions? Want to learn more about our Sanctuary effort? Stop by the Sanctuary table in Eliot Hall after each Sunday Service.

  • VOLUNTEER:  To volunteer to become a Sanctuary Host, sign up at: 
  • SANCTUARY TRAINING: One-on-one sanctuary training is provided to new sanctuary volunteers, after sign up 
  • DONATE:  Online donations to the Sanctuary Family Fund may be made at: To donate by check, make check payable to:  First Unitarian Church of SLC, and write: Sanctuary Family Fund in the note.
  • ASK: You may have heard that we have 200 volunteers ... but in reality the number who are actively volunteering is more like 70 and they need your help.  Please engage or re-engage with Sanctuary, renew your background check, get caught up on training, and start actively volunteering at least once a month.  We have trainings scheduled this week and next and we have volunteers in Eliot Hall ready to help you engage or re-engage after this service today.
      • Training Dates:
        • Thursday April 2nd 10:00am
        • Thursday April 4th 6:30pm
        • Wednesday April 10th 2:00pm

YOUNG ADULTS: A community of people in their 20's, 30's, or young at heart. See all of our upcoming events on Facebook: First Unitarian SLC Young Adults, or email us to receive notifications via email: , or you can reach out to Heather Drenckhahn