Announcements

  • Hate Has No Home Here February 1, 2023 The State of Iowa Legislature has proposed several bills that put our LGBTQIA friends, neighbors and loved ones in danger.  Our community has been on the Side of Love for over 25 years as a Welcoming Congregation. Now is the time for CIS allies and those who would be directly affected by these multiple bills to come... Read More →
  • Budget Gathering Sunday, Feb. 5 January 31, 2023 12:30 p.m. in Griffin Hall or via Zoom Passcode: Budget If you are participating via Zoom, please keep your microphones muted and type your questions and comments into the chat to be read aloud to the room.
  • No Mow May – Alternative Lawns January 29, 2023 Scan the QR code below or visit this site to learn about alternative lawns and clover lawns! Contact Kaycie Waters with any further questions!
  • REACH Grant Application Available for 2023 January 27, 2023 It’s a new year and a new opportunity to share your ideas for Radical Engagements And Creative Happenings! REACH Grants for 2023 are now available. REACH grants can be awarded to church members or groups for ideas related to community outreach, educational opportunities for members, or one-time purchases. This is your chance to plan or... Read More →
  • Family Promise: Winter Hosting January 27, 2023 Help us feed, entertain, transport, and house 3 families on-site in our church as they work their way back into their own homes for one week beginning January 29-February 5. A variety of positions are available, including providing meals, evening host, overnight host, van driver, setup, takedown, and laundry. First-time hosts and drivers must complete... Read More →
  • LGBTQ+ Potluck Social Jan. 28 January 25, 2023 6-8 p.m. in Griffin Hall. We are inviting all LGBTQ+ UU’s of all ages, and straight/cis allies to gather for a church potluck dinner! This is a chance for the queer community and allies in the church to connect around some great food, conversation, and other fun activities, too. Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether... Read More →
  • Bake & Craft Sale Feb. 12 January 20, 2023 from Sacred Bridges CUUPS Come join us after service during Coffee Hour at First Unitarian Church of Des Moines on February 12th, 2023. We will be holding a bake and craft sale to fundraise for some items we need for our chapter. This is a good opportunity to buy something sweet for your sweetie! We... Read More →
  • Green Sanctuary Update January 18, 2023 We will host two Forums in January. Steve Lipshutz will talk about Electric Vehicles on January 22. This will be co-sponsored by the Humanist Group. Kaycie Waters and Catherine McMullen, Iowa State Extension, will lead a Forum on January 29 about Turf Grass Alternatives (think “pollinators” and “No Mow May”). Check out our new Facebook... Read More →
  • CUUPS: Imbolc Event Jan. 29 January 18, 2023 This Imbolc will be in honor of Brigid, starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 29. Please arrive at least 20 minutes beforehand so you can be in place for the procession into the ritual space.We will first invite Brigid to join us for the evening by presenting offerings and lighting our fire. Then we... Read More →
  • Learn to Make Your Own Runes! January 18, 2023 Learn to make and cast your own runes with Larry by Sacred Bridges CUUPS:The purpose of this class is to help others discover the mysteries of the Elder Futhark Runes. This Class will take place biweekly for sixteen classes. Participants will construct their own set of runes, learn how to pronounce each rune, cast their... Read More →