Show the Love

No, not chocolates or lacy valentines… but rather support for youth struggling to be independent. That’s what ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) is all about and “Supportive Grants” are part of the ILYA program. Funding comes from an annual special collection during the service (this year on March 8th),...

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How much to pledge?

At First Unitarian we are INSPIRED by our worship, music, shared values, programs, social action, from each other, and from deep within each of us.  It comes from our dynamic denomination and our UU heritage.  But none of it happens without our support. As Community Sunday, February 22, approaches, all...

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African Library Project Book Packing and Pizza Party

Join us at noon on Sunday, March 8 to organize and pack our books for our first library in Ghana! We will need a lot of volunteers to help get 1,000 books ready to mail in April. Please sign up now to give us a few hours of your time...

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Commitment Sunday

After making your financial commitment at an inspiring service on February 22, celebrate our community with a FREE LUNCH. Come to the Talleyville Fire Hall right after the service. We’ve got the buffet, the MC, fellowship for all ages… All we need is you!  Please RSVP here.

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Get to Know Tracy Spinka-Doms

Tracy started attending First Unitarian in spring 2013 and joined that summer.  She attends church with her husband Keith and their 4-year-old twins.  Tracy has been active in the choir since she joined, served on the Strategic Plan Building Fund committee, and is currently a co-facilitator for the 5th-6th grade...

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Updates on ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) projects

It’s been a very active season for ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) supporting young people aging out of foster care at 18 years old. The ACME Bonus stamps project  managed by Carolyn Gibson collected enough stamps for 18 Cuisinart pots/pans. These will be donated to young people setting up...

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Get to Know Brandi Chavis

How many people does it take to build beloved community? More than we can list in one article! This week we feature Brandi Chavis, our Congregational administrator, who handles the endless details of donations, building reservations, membership data and more. Brandi Chavis joined the staff in 2011. She has over...

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Inspired to Act: Bringing Hope to Action

Where to find hope? How to bring justice? When I hear the word stewardship, my mind and heart immediately see Stewardship of Earth and its Creation. This sense of sacredness and the profoundness of my own connection to earth has been a part of me since I was a small...

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Inspired to Act

Bringing Hope to Action Where to find hope? How to bring justice? When I hear the word stewardship, my mind and heart immediately see Stewardship of Earth and its Creation. This sense of sacredness and the profoundness of my own connection to earth has been a part of me since...

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Is it really important?

To have the inspiring church all of us expect next year will take about $700,000! Every year we must raise nearly 70% of that in pledges. Every other income source, rentals, investments, plate offering, special events & offerings pale by comparison. So yes, your pledge is vital – every single...

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