Announcements

  • Caring Ministry Update September 24, 2021 Effective immediately, Jude Cigrand will serve as First Unitarian’s Caring Ministry Coordinator. Becky Evans is stepping down from the role after serving since 2018. Becky has assured Jude that our excellent volunteers will continue to step up when requests for food, rides and other needs come in. Please continue to submit requests by email to... Read More →
  • Special Board Meeting – September 30 at 6 pm September 24, 2021 The board has schedule a special meeting for September 30 at 6:00 pm to further discuss and act upon recommendations from the Lens committee and related matters of policy regarding in-person church gatherings. Click to join the Board Meeting
  • Sustaining Ourselves for the Long Haul: Central Iowa’s Justice Voices September 24, 2021 SAVE THE DATE The Social Justice Ministry Leadership Team will be hosting a Forum on November 7 at 11:00 am. We will have five social justice leaders in Des Moines each record a five-minute video on how they sustain themselves in this stressful Covid-times. We will share these videos. The participants will then have small... Read More →
  • Service Time Change: October 3 September 23, 2021 Rev. Amy, the Lens of the Future Committee and your Board are working hard to make our return to the building happen as safely and as soon as possible. If all goes well, our return will happen by mid-October! A SERVICE TIME CHANGE IS COMING. After reviewing the survey and the write-ins, starting OCTOBER 3RD,... Read More →
  • Hospitality Help September 17, 2021 Have you signed up to attend a Sunday Watch Party? You should! Until we are able to fully open, these parties offer you a way to be in community with other while watching the service in the building! Groups have been small, so social distancing is easy, and everyone wears masks to be safe. There... Read More →
  • Write Here, Write Now! September 24, 2021 September 17, 2021 This month we’ll write our Senators to support the UU Principle to advocate for a healthy, inclusive democratic process. We will urge them to support The Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. As UU’s, we affirm the sacredness and power of each voice and vote. On June 26 the UUA General... Read More →
  • Al Exito Founder Goes Into Iowa Hall of Fame September 17, 2021 Jan Mitchell of Des Moines, who in 2009 founded Al Exito – the Latinx support group our church frequently has partnered with – will be inducted into the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Nov. 6. AL Exito is a program that prepares Latinx youths for success through education, mentoring, and community... Read More →
  • Sunday Service and Forum Survey September 17, 2021 Please take a couple minutes and fill out this 2-question survey to learn what the preferred times are for the Sunday service and Forums for 2021-22. The survey will be open through Monday, September 20. Click to take the Sunday Service and Forums Survey
  • Lens of the Future: Sept 14, 2021 September 17, 2021 The LENS committee is continuing to watch the Risk Level as published by CovidActNow.org as well as the CDC Guidelines, UUA recommendations, and the response of the local and state governments, and is working to update the guidelines. Both Des Moines and Polk County continue to be classified in the Very High Risk or Red... Read More →
  • Water Communion September 17, 2021 Our annual in-gathering was celebrated on Sunday, September 12, with our Water Communion Service. Members were invited to bring their water, collected from their homes or places beyond, on Saturday. That water would be blended together with water from those attending the Watch Party at Church on Sunday.