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 29:  Pasta, meatballs, sauce, bread & salad (prepared by Sue Huber)
April 5:  Breakfast for dinner! (prepared by Meg Notch & Patty Notch)
April 12:  Pizza, fruit, salad (prepared by Kathy New)
April 19:  Pasta, meatballs, sauce, bread & salad (prepared by Sue Huber)
April 26:  Taco Bar (prepared by Gene McCracken)

CHOIRS

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

KIDS / YOUTH PROGRAMMING

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

ADULT  GROUPS

Changes to the Endowment Articles: April 12, 6:30 pm, Peace Conference Room
The Endowment Disbursement and Investment Committees will be proposing some changes to the Endowment Articles at the annual meeting on Sunday, June 4th. The original founding document for the Endowment Fund was approved in 1987. The proposed changes are intended to simplify and streamline the management and oversight of the Fund to bring it more in line with current circumstances and practices. Any changes to the Endowment Articles will require approval of the membership. The Committees will hold three meetings at which members can learn about and discuss these changes. Additional forums will be held on Sunday, April 9 at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. in Channing Hall.

Conversation about Wednesdays Next Year: April 12, 6 – 7 pm, Gathering Space
Many members and friends of our church community come to church on Wednesday nights for Religious Education experiences as well as for community building with other UUs.  There have been a multitude of changes to Wednesday evening programming over the years – kinds of programming being offered, for what ages, dinners being served and staff support offered – but the evening ultimately belongs to YOU, the congregation, and we need input about the next church year. Learn more

Budget Forum: April 19, 6:30 pm, Peace Conference Room
Come hear how your pledge dollars will continue our 140-year legacy in 2017-18.  Join our Director of Finance and Administration Deborah Dessert in the Peace Conference Room to hear more about the results of our recent successful Stewardship Drive and how those dollars will be used for the coming year. Additional forums on Sunday, April 30 at 9:15 & 11 am.

Sustainability Task Force: every Wednesday, 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