Announcements

  • Farewell to Charlotte and Bob April 8, 2021 Bob Baker and Charlotte Shivvers have moved to Florida to be closer to Charlotte’s son. Bob produced the long sought after bread pudding, a regular coffee hour treat. Charlotte, a retired UU minister, ably shared her wisdom occasionally from our pulpit. Many of us have fond memories of visiting them on Charlotte’s family farm and... Read More →
  • Family Promise Week April 18 April 8, 2021 Our Family Promise spring hosting week is upon us! From April 18-26 help provide meals or be an overnight host for 3 families at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Our summer week is July 4-10.   Sign up to help!
  • Board of Trustees Schedule Update April 8, 2021 Beginning May 1, 2021 the First Unitarian Board of Trustees will not be meeting every week. The Board will meet the first Thursday of the month for visioning and attending to matters related to the pandemic, and will continue to meet for it’s regular business meeting on the third Thursday of the month.
  • Website Scavenger Hunt! April 8, 2021 Explore our new website and win FABULOUS PRIZES! Answer questions that help you discover amazing things. Submit your answer form by Sunday, April 25. Click here to join the scavenger hunt
  • Write Here, Write Now! April 8, 2021 This month we’ll write our Senators to insist on a more climate-friendly agriculture that responds to social problems including land loss, racism, unemployment and hunger. We will urge Senators to support legislation that would make progress on both climate change and social ills, such as the Justice for Black Farmers Act and the Climate Stewardship... Read More →
  • Member Spotlight: Ysandril (Ysa) Morrigan April 6, 2021 Ysandril is originally from the suburbs of Washington, DC and moved to Des Moines in 2012. She lives in West Des Moines with her wife, Gwen, and her 8-year-old daughter, Isabella. “They are my world,” Ysandril said. They share their home with a Dutch bunny named Cinnamon. Ysa is a Licensed Massage Therapist. She describes... Read More →
  • Affinity and Activity Groups Information Survey April 6, 2021 First Unitarian Church of Des Moines encourages and supports grassroots initiatives to create activities, including programs, groups, and events. These things enhance our vibrant community. To marshal our resources appropriately, encourage a diversity of programs, and meet the needs of the church and the wider community, the Membership Coordinator and Membership Council would like to track the... Read More →
  • Playground Renovation April 6, 2021 Last year, a REACH grant was approved to renovate the children’s play area. Chelsea Hayes is leading the effort. The progress was temporarily delayed due to the pandemic, but it’s time to get things back on track and make this happen! It will make our grounds more safe and even more beautiful! The grant is... Read More →
  • What’s with that Easter Egg? April 6, 2021 Go! The UU Virtual Easter Egg Hunt 2021 is a go! The hunt begins Saturday, April 3, 2021 – the day before Easter – and will remain active throughout April. Spend the whole month exploring the UU net! Click here to begin the hunt!
  • Help the Church Become More Welcoming April 6, 2021 As we prepare to re-open the Church and as we hope to incorporate a more welcoming feel as directed by Widening the Circle, the Pastoral Care Team would like you to share with it and Reverend Amy what would make church enjoyable for you, and your children and elders? But before we ask for your... Read More →