Dinnertime on Wednesdays (September – May) brings a gathering of members and friends of all ages to First Unitarian. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner prepared by volunteer guest chefs. These multi-generational evenings of food and fellowship are accompanied by a variety of programming for children, youth and adults. Childcare is available for little ones under age five. Detailed information is included in the Wednesday Programming email (Tuesday afternoons). If you would like to receive this email, please click here.

Wednesday Schedule

DINNER is served from 5:30 – 6:15 pm; $5/adult, $3/kid (max $20/family)

March 1: Sandwich Spread (prepared by Meg & Patty Notch)
March 8: Pizza, fruit & salad (prepared by Kathy new)
March 15: No Programming – SPRING BREAK
March 22: Chili & salad (prepared by Gene McCracken)
March 29: Pasta, meatballs, sauce, bread & salad (prepared by Sue Huber)


Bell Ave Ringers (adults): 5:45 – 6:45 pm
Sparks Choir (age 4 – 1st grade): 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Chalice Choir (2nd – 5th grade): 6:30 – 7:00 pm
UU Choir (adults): 7:00 – 8:30 pm


Register your children and youth for these classes (on-line form)

Childcare (infant – 1st grade): 5:45 – 8:35 pm
Our Whole Lives (registered 7th graders): 6:15 – 7:45 pm
Coming of Age (registered 8th graders): 6:15 – 7:45 pm (kick off is 9/14, 6-8 pm)
Our Whole Lives (registered K/1st graders): 6:30 – 7:30 pm (1/4 – 3/22 only, no meeting 3/15)
Spirit Play (Pre-K – 1st grade): 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Navigators (2nd – 4th grade): 7 – 8 pm
Soul Matters for Kids (5th/6th grade): 7 – 8 pm


Sanctuary Discernment Team: Wednesday, March 8, 6:45 pm, Mary Safford Room
Come learn about the sanctuary movement in Iowa and how First Unitarian might participate. From the UUA, “The Sanctuary Movement is a growing movement of faith and immigrant communities coming together to protect and stand with immigrants facing deportation. Members pledge to protect immigrant families who face workplace discrimination or unjust deportation. Unitarian Universalists are joining the many religious leaders, congregations, and faith-based organizations of all denominations who are part of the Movement.”

Climate Change Think Tank: every Wednesdays, 6:15 – 7:45 pm
Help develop workable solutions in the areas of transportation, land use, food, energy production, conservation, and more to submit to the city’s Sustainability Task Force.

ARC of Justice Book Club (2nd Wednesdays, March – May): 6:30 – 8:30 pm