Weekly Announcements February 10, 2023

10 February 2023
  **2023-24 Pledge Campaign began January 22nd** Click Here for the online form

After you have filled out your paper pledge card or the online pledge card, head on over to Breeze https://slcuu.breezechms.com/give/online where you can set up your pledge payments (just make sure you select the correct pledge year and if you have questions, contact Stefanie in the office or email )


Happy Birthday Ed!
Wishing Ed Lueder a very happy 100th birthday!  Ed's 100th birthday will be celebrated February 21 at 3:00 at Friendship Manor Level B.  All are invited!


Religious Education Family Movie Night
Join us on Friday, February 24th at 6:30pm for a Family Movie Night! We'll be watching Raya and the Last Dragon in Eliot Hall. We'll have pizza, popcorn and drinks. Bring a blanket to snuggle up on for a fun family movie event! Please RSVP so we can make sure we have enough pizza for everyone. A special thanks goes out to Anna Fonnesbeck and Jen Heartel for hosting this event!

Movie Night RSVP


Newcomers Class, Feb 8,15 and 22, 2023 on Zoom

Relatively new to First Unitarian Church and want to learn more about the Unitarian Universalist experience?  Sign up for our Newcomers Class!  In this introduction to our UU faith we will share our personal journeys thus far, look at some UU history and theology, and explore what's possible for this dynamic faith. It will be conducted via Zoom and run weekly for three consecutive weeks from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The dates (Wednesdays) are February 8, 15, and 22. The class will be lead by Christine and Bill Ashworth.  To register, relay your interest to 


Environmental Ministry Projects

The Environmental Ministry committee has a new webpage with a list of upcoming events.  Check is out here: EM Webpage.  You can also find it by clicking on the dropdown menu from our website front-page, programs, committees and groups.

During the 2023 Utah Legislative Session, Nan Seymour, the River Writing™ Collective and members and friends of Utah UU Congregations will be at Great Salt Lake Bridger Bay Campground ... keeping Vigil!  See the EM Webpage for details.EM Webpage


Monthly Unitarian Jam
For those of you who play stringed acoustic instruments, there will be a monthly jam starting on Monday January 23rd in The Haven between 6pm and 8pm. 3, 4 or 5 chord songs are about our speed. Hopefully we will all sing (but no one will make you do it). Acoustic basses, fiddles, mandolins, ukuleles, guitars and well-behaved banjos, (leashed and somewhat muzzled,) are all welcomed. Come check us out. Depending on covid numbers, masks may be required, so please bring one. Please attend only if you are well. Hosted by Lori Shields.
Monthly Sing A Long
Come sing! Monday February 27th 6pm to 8pm at The Haven. No strings attached just show up and we will hand you some lyrics, Dylan, Stones, Beatles, Blondie, Vance Joy, Violent Femmes, Eagles, Cranberries, Kinks, Spears (yeah, as in Brittany), Old Crow Medicine Show, The Pretenders, Newton (not fig, not Issac, not Wayne...it's Juice) and Marley among others. Should be fun. Bring your kids. Everyone's invited. Hosted by Lori Shields and friends. Mask friendly. If you have any symptoms of any communicable illness, please wait and join us next time.


Social Justice

We are on the search! The Social Justice Team is looking to broaden our social justice efforts and are looking for individuals, teams, leaders, and topics. What social justice issues are you passionate about? Would you like to create and then participate in or even lead a social justice team?  Do you have ideas for learning opportunities regarding social justice issues that could be presented in a forum?(Adult RE during the church year).  Please contact Phil Bossart or Lisa Hyte if you have interest. 

Social Justice Projects
Crossroads Urban Center project

The Social Justice Steering Committee has approved a project with Crossroads Urban Center and the Coalition of Religious Communities (CORC). We will have collection bins to accept food for Crossroads in Eliot Hall every Sunday. Their needs are posted here:  https://www.crossroadsurbancenter.org/you-can-help.html. We will also be collecting diapers and blankets during the month of December.The associate director of Crossroads will be co-presenting to us on Sunday January 8 at 7 pm about CORC’s legislative agenda and encouraging us to attend CORC’s Faith, Hunger and Homelessness Day at the Capitol the early morning of Thursday January 19.To join this project (volunteering to transport donations and/or engage in legislative advocacy), email: 

Street Tai Chi Volunteers wanted. For the past 7 yrs, First UU mbrs, Bernie & Marita Hart have prepared breakfast 4 times a wk for the homeless. What is so unique about the program is that after enjoying breakfast, they gather to do TaiChi. Why TaiChi? TaiChi is known as meditation in motion & offers therapy & healing for PTSD, TBIs, anxiety & depression-issues the homeless face daily. Because this project aligns so well w/ 1st UU values, we now have an opportunity to help. Contact Lisa H for info at


Recycling Information Update: 

Click here to see details for the update on recycling items currently being accepted or see the list on collection bins in the Eliot Hall closet.


Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness Meditation is a way to "imagine what might be?" and become awake to the reality of our own experience with peace and compassion.
Join Mindfulness Meditation Sundays 8:45am. For more information click here for our webpage.  Beginning February 19th, Meditation will be hybrid, online and in The Haven, note the time change to 10:00 - 10:50am
All are welcome.  Contact for zoom link