The faith we live by in this church searches for truth in our own individual hearts, in our own life experiences, in the many faith traditions and philosophies that nurture us, in the explorations of science. Ours is not a blind faith: It is based neither on creeds, the scriptures of any particular religion, the pronouncements of a church hierarchy, nor the words of any single person. Rather, we submit our beliefs to the test of knowledge, reason, and compassion. Our faith aims to treat all humans irrespective of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious belief with caring and respect. Ours is a faith of deeds and commitment to building humane character and love for the natural world. It is a faith of the free mind and the loving heart.
Chaplain Dr. Robert Rudolph, Rev. Beth Marshall, and Director of Religious Education Heather Dinklage reflect on the UU ritual of Flower Communion.
Click the Services link for the audio of the service (6-16-2013).
Chalice Camp at First Unitarian Church (July 8-12) is an exciting place for kids kindergarten through sixth grade to explore their spirituality in a safe, nurturing environment. Kids learn about Unitarian Universalism, play games, create arts and crafts, and find friendships. Registration is due July 1.
Click here to register for Chalice Camp. You can find information in the Religious Education section of our website.
Chalice Circles meet for 1-1/2 hours once a month. Trained leaders guide discussions of such topics as forgiveness, tolerance, and finding joy. Members will create a covenant to describe how each group will be together, including matters of trust, confidentiality, and speaking for oneself.
With questions or to register, contact Lynn Lyle. We will help to arrange rides when needed.
Your presence will be a gift to yourself as well as to the others in your group.
Click here to read Karen Christie's experience with Chalice Circles.
Here's a link to our Pinterest page. Ideas that stir our imagination and move our spirit.
Our worship services are held each Sunday at 11:00 a.m., followed by a vibrant coffee hour in our Fellowship Hall. We have Lifespan Faith Development programs for children and adults September through May. We will be glad to see you here!