November and December Member Anniversaries

Here's who's celebrating milestone anniversaries in November and December. Congratulations to all and thank you for your ongoing support. November50 years – Rosemarie and William Nicholl45 years – Rita McWhorter40 years – Margie Lewis20 years – Brian and Shawn Garrison15 years – Jeanette Burke, Ross Hawkins and Nancy Wolfe1 year...

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Another Glowing Success

39 young adults and 15 children are going to have a much happier holiday thanks to over 70 people from First U who donated to the ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) Holiday Giving project.Most requests were for gift cards for clothing and children's shoes, but there were some different...

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Christmas Eve Special Collection – December 24 Bright Spot Ventures

Sponsored by Green Sanctuary At both our Christmas Eve Services this year, at 4 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., we will collect funds to support Bright Spot Ventures. Bright Spot Ventures is a program designed to give former foster care youth real-world employment experience in working in agriculture and agricultural-related jobs.  Youth...

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CYRE Taking It Home Dec 13

Rainbow Walkers We are reading The Shortest Day; Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer. The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Long ago. people grew afraid when each day had fewer hours of sunshine than the day before. Over time, they...

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2015 IRA Charitable Rollover Update

The IRA Charitable Rollover tax extender was passed! It permits IRA owners, starting at age 70 and 1/2, to make tax-free charitable gifts totaling up to $100,000 per year from their IRA. If you think you might be interested in making a contribution for First Unitarian Church using IRA Charitable Rollover,...

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Your Generosity is Overwhelmingly Wonderful

Did you notice that there were no holiday wish lists at the ILYA (Independently Living for Young Adults) table on Sunday? That's because you all have outdone yourselves in stepping up to spread holiday cheer to our former foster care youth. Even when we got 5 last minute wish lists,...

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Winter is here!

Even though we had a warm November, winter weather is sure to arrive soon. Here are a couple of helpful hints regarding the building: We will have buckets of ice melt available at the doors, and sand in the parking lot. Staff and volunteers do what they can to keep...

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CYRE Taking It Home Dec 6

Rainbow Walkers Today we are exploring our 2nd Principle. Children’s Language: Orange, be kind in all you do Adult’s Language: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations We are reading the story The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco. In The Trees of the Dancing Goats, as Trisha’s...

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