The Side With Love: Statement on Buffalo Shootings

“We begin with truth-telling and moving together in that truth.” On Saturday, May 14, an 18-year-old white supremacist carried out a premeditated fatal attack on a Black community in Buffalo, killing ten and injuring many more. Today, we mourn the ten unique and precious lives of the people murdered in...

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You Can Count On This DRUUMM Public Worship

May 4, 2022 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time RSVP by May 3, 2022 Rev. Tyler Coles, Guest Preacher Dr. Zanaida Robles, Musical Artist Our Worship & Fundraiser is an opportunity for the wider world of Unitarian Universalism to connect with DRUUMM and be in community together. The Worship is open to...

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Why Support the Unitarian Universalist Association?

Most of the people in our congregation (and many other UU congregations) do not interact much with the UUA, so their focus is internal – what is happening within their congregation. They see the staff, the Board, the Executive Team and the Committees as the work of the church. Many...

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UUA General Assembly: GA. Meet the Moment; Reimagining Radical Faith Community

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Participants worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. This year, General Assembly will be multi platform. Join us June 22 – 26, 2022 online or in-person in Portland, Oregon. Learn more...

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Practicing Gratitude this Holiday Season

Click here for a message from our UUA president, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray. However you celebrate, holidays and rituals are an invitation for reflection. They remind us of our past, and they also invite us to be attentive to the present moment. Practicing gratitude helps us all to be intentional in...

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Why Support the Unitarian Universalist Association?

Most of the people in our congregation (and many other UU congregations) do not interact much with the UUA, so their focus is internal – what is happening within their congregation. They see the staff, the Board, the Executive Team and the Committees as the work of the church. Many...

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Transgender / Non-Binary Monthly Gatherings

This is a wonderful community led space that is truly multigenerational. Many trans UU’s are searching for a way to connect to other trans UU’s and Adrian Ballou has taken on creating this space. Children attend with their parents and there is breakout space for children and youth. This program...

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General Assembly Delegates and Information

As happens every year, Unitarian Universalists will join together at General Assembly (GA) and, once again, due to the pandemic, we will meet virtually June 23-27, 2021. The theme of this year’s assembly is Circle ‘Round for Justice – Healing – Courage. For many, it’s an opportunity to worship and...

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The UUA Decries Anti-Asian Violence

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) joins leaders across the country in decrying the recent surge of hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans. In this last year, violence and verbal harassment targeting this community have been exacerbated by anti-Asian rhetoric and blame. We call on federal, state, and local governments...

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Transgender / Non-Binary Monthly Gatherings

This is a wonderful community led space that is truly multigenerational. Many trans UU’s are searching for a way to connect to other trans UU’s and Adrian Ballou has taken on creating this space. Children attend with their parents and there is breakout space for children and youth. This program...

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Blue Ribbon Congregations

Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations (UU@UN) is proud to announce this year’s Blue Ribbon Congregations! First Unitarian Church is honored to be named a Blue Ribbon congregation in support of the UUUNO mission. Click here to view the video.

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General Assembly

Every year Unitarian Universalists gather at General Assembly (GA). While the location for this meeting changes annually, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions across the US, this year’s GA will be 100% virtual, held June 24-28. For many it is a tradition. It is a celebration of our faith, a...

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Unirondack

It’s been a long stretch the past few months, and with luck we will yearning and ready to experience the beauty of the outdoors soon. If you are looking for a place to send your kids this summer where they can experience the outdoors, a loving community, nonsensical adventure, and...

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From UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

I am so grateful for your ministry. Each day brings more difficult news of the impacts of coronavirus on our communities, our health systems, our economy, and our congregations. I am heartbroken to share with you that a few Unitarian Universalists have died from COVID-19 and a number of congregations...

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UU-UNO Intergenerational Spring Seminar

Six days left to register! Registration closes Monday, March 2, 2020 The Intergenerational Spring Seminar, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office and our 2020 Seminar Planning Committee, will be held Thursday, April 16 – Saturday, April 18, 2020 in New York City. The theme for this year’s Seminar...

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Jubilee Anti-Racism Training

Jubilee Anti-Racism Training helps participants understand what is involved in nurturing a multicultural community and working against racism in all of its forms. The workshop requires a weekend commitment; and it is worth every minute of that commitment. There are several offerings of this training being planned around the region...

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Black Lives Matter UU Symposium

We, the Staff and Organizing Collective Board of Directors for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism, are writing to share our excitement about a historic event happening in St. Paul, Minnesota on Wednesday, October 30th through Saturday, November 2nd, and we hope that folks from the congregation will join us there!...

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UU Retreat at Murray Grove

The monthly theme of expectation and the upcoming theme of belonging have put me in mind of an experience I had last year. I was new to First U and was amazed and excited to see that it was buzzing with energy and activity. I learned about an upcoming Women’s...

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UU Womenspirit – May 15-17

Registration now open! Goddess Prisms: Facets of the Feminine May 15-19, 2019. The goddess archetypes will come alive with movement, song, dance, war cries and realistic dramatizations!Learn more, here.

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UUA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Spokane, Washington | June 19-23, 2019 General Assembly is an unforgettable experience for the thousands of Unitarian Universalists that attend each June. Attendees leave with a renewed sense of energy, inspiration, and innovative ideas to take back to their congregations and communities. GA is even more enjoyable if experienced with...

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Holiday Cards for Incarcerated UU’s

On Sunday, November 18th, would you take the time to write a greeting on a holiday card to be sent to an incarcerated Unitarian Universalist? We will have a table in the Parish Hall with cards and envelopes. All you have to do is write a brief personal greeting, sign...

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5th/6th Our Whole Lives (OWL) Parent Information Meeting

We are pleased to offer another session of Our Whole Lives for children in 5th and 6th grades. This 9-session program focuses on learning about and discussing the physical and emotional changes of puberty. Participants will examine topics such as values and sexuality, health and safety, communication and decision making....

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