Announcements June 2019

31 May 2019

PLEDGE ROUND-UP: We’re at $537,665 or 97% toward our goal.  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: June 2nd: Pride Parade-TBA or Desert Edge Pub & Restaurant, 273 Trolley Sq, 600 S 700 E, SLC

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Monday June 3rd at 6:15pm, Dinner and outside play.

RE TEACHER CELEBRATION: will be on Saturday, June 8th. RE teachers, look for an invite this week for dinner and an outdoor movie. Want an invite to this super cool party? We're recruiting teachers for NEXT year right now. Email Amanda at  for more information!

FLOWER COMMUNION: Sunday June 9th. Our congregation will celebrate Flower Communion once again, with one service - outdoors, if the weather's nice - at 10am. In this intergenerational service, members of the congregation will share flowers with each other. Please bring a flower to share - either from your yard, or from a florist. Extra flowers will be available for those who forget, but the flowers that you choose yourself are extra special!

CHURCH PICNIC SUNDAY JUNE 9th: The annual end-of-year picnic is almost here. This event is fun for all ages! We need some extra hands to assist Joe Herring with set up/grilling/clean up. We have reserved our usual spot - Mt. Olympus Pavilion at Sugarhouse Park at NOON. PLEASE bring your OWN reusable, non-disposable dishes (plates/cups/bowls) and utensils so that we can limit recycling and waste that we generate. Cost is $5 per person, $4 for children payable at the park (checks made out to First Unitarian Church or exact change if paying in cash would be appreciated). Please bring a salad/veggie/ dessert dish to share. There will be burgers/dogs/chips/drinks. 

ENVIRONMENTAL MINISTRY:  Headed for Extinction and What To Do About It.  Adair Kovac from Extinction Rebellion Salt Lake will share climate science and evidence of ecological breakdown, and offer solutions through the study of social movements. Friday, 6/21/19 at 7:00pm in Eliot Hall.

ENVIRONMENTAL Ministry Book Discussion:  Note change in book!  A Call for Revolution: A Vision for the Future by the Dalai Lama & Sofia Stril-Rever.  A Landmark Message from the Dalai Lama: "This eloquent, urgent manifesto is possibly the most important message the Dalai Lama can give us about the future of our world. It’s his rallying cry, full of solutions for our chaotic, aggressive, divided times: no less than A CALL FOR REVOLUTION."  Leader: Vaughn Lovejoy ( Put "Book Group" in Subject Line.)  For our first gathering read Chapter 1(pp 1-27).  Mondays, May 13th to June 10, 6:30-8:30 PM, Room 218. Please enter the building by the North door.

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: (Summer Schedule July 28th 11:30am, August 25th 11:30am in Room 201)

MEDITATION WALKS:  No walks during summer schedule.

Mindfulness Meditation CIRCLE: 

  • Meets Sunday at 9am during summer schedule, in the Parlor,
  • third Wednesday meetings:  No meetings during summer schedule

MYSTICAL SPIRITUALITY: Meets the 2nd Sunday in Room 201 (Summer Schedule July 14th at 11:30am, August 11th 11:30am)

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