Announcements

  • Office closed Friday, July 1 June 28, 2022 The First Unitarian Church of Des Moines office will be closed on Friday, July 1, in observance of the holiday weekend. Office hours will resume as usual on Tuesday, July 5. Sunday service will be held as usual at 9:30 a.m. CT in the Auditorium and via Zoom. See ucdsm.org for more details. Thank you,... Read More →
  • Responsible Behavior Policy Report June 23, 2022 The Team formed under the Responsible Behavior Policy held its first meeting on June 21.  Members include Jean Rommes, Katherine Vance, Linda Lemons, Scott Clair, and Bill Brauch.  The Committee’s charge under the policy is to collect all necessary information to evaluate concerns expressed regarding an individual engaging in conduct that disrupted church activities, threatened... Read More →
  • Meet the Adult RE Council June 23, 2022 Members: Walter Pearson, Chair; Ginger Nekvinda; Heidi Lackmann; Linda Lemons; and Susan Seitz. Susan Seitz leads Circle Suppers, which is being launched this summer with about 60 participants. Heidi Lackmann leads mUUvie nights, which has already launched with a monthly movie showing and discussion. Kathy Mercuris is organizing Tai Chi, which will continue a day... Read More →
  • Church Cleaning – Volunteers Needed! June 21, 2022 As we coordinate to hire a new cleaning person, the church is still being used at the same rate every week and needs to be cleaned about once per week. Please consider volunteering to clean parts of the church as you have time during the week. With church programming on hold for the summer, we... Read More →
  • Just Voices Update June 17, 2022 Summer may be a time of sun and fun, but the work continues in the journey toward racially-equitable policing in Des Moines.  But at Just Voices, we DO have fun because we love this work and we thank First Unitarian for your ongoing support that allows us to advocate for real police reform. Conversations with... Read More →
  • UU Women’s Lunch 06/14/2022 June 12, 2022 All UU (and UU-interested) women are welcome to join the monthly gathering of the UU Women’s Lunch Bunch (2nd Tuesday of each month). There’s always good food and lively conversation. Please be sure to RSVP by the Saturday morning before the luncheon if you plan to attend: womenslunch@ucdsm.org When: Tuesday, June 14, 2022: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Where: Urban Cellar, 640 S... Read More →
  • It’s time to sign up for Circle Suppers! June 9, 2022 What are they? For those of you new to Circle Suppers: in the past, they have been a small group (4-5 households) of church members or friends who meet for dinner and friendly discussions for a limited time (usually 4-5 months.). The purpose is community building by getting to know other church members or friends... Read More →
  • Capital City Pride – March With Us! June 2, 2022 Help First Unitarian Church maintain its proud tradition of support for the LGBTQ+ community by marching with your fellow UUs in the Capital City Pride Parade this Sunday, June 12! You do not need to have signed up in order to participate; everyone is welcome! We invite all members and friends, both LGBTQ+ and straight/cisgender... Read More →
  • 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 →