Announcements May 2019

01 May 2019

PLEDGE ROUND-UP: We’re at $469,121 or 80% toward our goal of $583,000. If you’ve been meaning to get around to it, now’s the time.  Knowing what we have to work with is extremely important as we begin to budget for the 2019-2020 church year. And thanks to all who have pledged to date!

LUNCH BUNCH: May 5 at El Chichauchau, 3926 Highland Dr, SLC, Utah 84124, 801-272-8091,

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Monday May 6th at 6pm, Eliot Hall, QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer suicide prevention presentation following dinner.

ENVIRONMENTAL MINISTRY: invites you to a 5-week book discussion led by Vaughn Lovejoy.  We will meet in Room 218 on Mondays 6:30-8:30 PM 5/13-6/10: “A New Republic of the Heart, An Ethos for Revolutionaries” By Terry Patten. A vision to address our environment, economy, politics, culture, and to catalyze the radical whole-system change we need now. Patten shows how we can come together in our communities for conversations that matter and describes new communities, enterprises, and forms of dialogue that integrate both inner personal growth work with outer awareness, activism, and service.  Please come to the first meeting on 05/13/19 prepared to discuss pp 1-64, Chapters 1 & 2.  Please contact Vaughn Lovejoy at  to join the discussion or with any questions

ISSUES & ACTIONS GROUP: Utah Legislature 2019 and Political ActivismThurs, May 16th, Elliot Hall, 7-9pm – The Issues and Action Group will host a panel presentation by Elizabeth Weight, Carole Straughn, Melanie Hopkinson, and Mark Rothacher.  Liz Weight, representative in the Utah Legislature  HD31 -Taylorsville, will summarize some of the key bills passed and killed this year and how bills really become law or are killed.  Carole and Melanie were up at the legislature every day this last session and they will share their impressions, Carole will also discuss how you can build a relationship with your Utah and Federal representatives based on her experience in the Citizens Climate Lobby. Mark Rothacher, as a House District Chair for the Democratic Party, will talk about how to get involved politically, how to write letters to the editor, and how to be more effective on social media.  The goal is to share information on the recent Utah legislative session and on how to become more politically effective and involved.  Please enter via the double doors at the North Entrance.

ENVIRONMENTAL MINISTRY: We are pleased to announce a delightful evening of music photos on Friday May 17th, 7-9pm. "Canyon Echoes”, Parks of the Colorado Plateau, Songs, Photos and Stories by Art Lee.  As part of the program, 15 copies of Overdevelopment, Over population, Overshoot will be given to lucky members of the audience.  Please enter via the double doors at the North Entrance.

RE BRIDGING: Do you have a high school senior this year? Bridging will be on Sunday, May 19th during the 11 am service. Email Amanda at  if you would like your youth to participate.

SING A LONG: Join Jim Thornburg and Lori Shields for a Sing-A-Long, Thursday May 23rd 7-9pm in Little Chapel.

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.

DREAM GROUP: Meets the 4th Sunday, 12:45 pm in Room 201. (11:30 am during Summer Schedule)

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 (9am during Summer Schedule)
  • 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 (11:30am during Summer Schedule)

SANCTUARY:  You may have heard that we have 200 Sanctuary 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 volunteers in Eliot Hall after both services ready to answer your questions and to help you engage or re-engage with Sanctuary.

    • VOLUNTEER:  To volunteer to become a Sanctuary Host, sign up at: 
    • BACKGROUND CHECK: (New and Renew) Consent:  - $15 donation – All Sanctuary Volunteers need to get their background checks upgraded/renewed
    • SANCTUARY TRAINING: Complete the training survey to let us know what days/times work for you: survey is included in the Background Check Consent form linked above 
    • 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. You can also donate through the GIVELIFY app, just check the Sanctuary Family Fund.

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