Announcements

  • FFFFF News May 26, 2022 Food Fair News Special thanks to all involved in FFFFF #22! To the 25 individuals who helped throw the party and conduct the sale, to the 47 individuals who offered events and food items for sale, to the 70 individuals who purchased event tickets, to all the bidders (total unknown) and the 24 winning bidders.... Read More →
  • Family Promise – Volunteers Needed! May 26, 2022 Next Hosting Week: June 12-19 Sign up to help with hosting, rides, and meals here! Hosts, please fill out this form and send to Hannah Notch at hnotch@ucdsm.org Drivers, please review the driver information and fill out the driver application form. See the volunteer driver information and links to documents here. Family Promise of Greater... Read More →
  • Additional Board Meetings & Forums thru June 2022 May 25, 2022 The Board of Trustees is hosting meetings and forums (listed below) on an adjusted schedule through June 2022. Join the Board Meeting on Thursday, 05/26/2022 at 6:00 p.m. Join the Board Forum on Sunday, 05/29/2022 at 11:00 a.m. Join the Board Forum on Saturday, 06/04/2022 at 10:00 a.m. Board of Trustees leadership and available members... Read More →
  • Information on Responsible Behavior Policy | May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022 At the May 19 Board of Trustees Meeting, Rev. Shaw notified the Board that they, as Senior Minster, had appointed me to Chair a Committee to be formed pursuant to the Church’s Policy Regarding Responsible Behavior.  A link to the Policy is below.  The Policy was adopted in 1997.  The Policy applies to “disruptive behavior... Read More →
  • Board Chair’s Remarks at May 22, 2022 Service May 25, 2022 Click here for the full document. My name is Greg Nichols, and my pronouns are he/his.  To say the least, we are living in interesting times here at UCDSM. I have asked for a moment today to speak to everyone briefly, both from the perspective of serving as your current board chair, and as a... Read More →
  • Statement from Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw, Senior Minister May 25, 2022 To the Congregation of the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines:After a full year of deep and mindful discernment, and repeated discussion with Board Leadership, I intend to end my call at UCDSM effective July 31st, 2022. The Board and I agree that this is an expected and appropriate course of action at this time.... Read More →
  • Statement from Greg Nichols, President of the Board of Trustees | First Unitarian Church, Des Moines May 25, 2022 It is my duty as President of the Board of Trustees to announce today that the board and Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw concur in the decision that their call to serve as our Senior Minister will end July 31, 2022.Rev. Shaw was called in 2019 to a senior minister position, one which under UUA guidelines... Read More →
  • Announcement: Wednesday Night Childcare May 25, 2022 Due to programs ending for the year, Wednesday Night Childcare will no longer be available after May 25, 2022.Childcare can be requested for specific dates if a minimum of 3 families or 5 children ages 0-4 will be present. Requests must be made a minimum of 2 weeks before the event. Email hnotch@ucdsm.org with requests... Read More →
  • Save the date! Sunday May 22nd – Church Life Revival May 15, 2022 Come out, come out, and join the fun! It’s been a long time since we’ve potlucked and we are READY! Church Life Revival will be a chance to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. A chance to check out all the groups and activities our church has to offer – from classes and... Read More →
  • Just Voices: Please show up for racial justice! May 5, 2022 For the last 3 years, Just Voices Iowa, in collaboration with Iowa-CCI’s Racial Justice Team have been demanding the Des Moines City Council make serious police reform to stem racially-biased policing in our city.  We are at another turning point after talks with the City Manager Scott Sanders and Police Chief Dana Wingert failed to... Read More →