Announcements

  • Trans Lives Festival Call For Submissions January 25, 2022 The Trans Lives Festival at First Unitarian Church of Des Moines will be on March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In honor of the International Transgender Day of Visibility, the festival showcases the creative work of transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary Iowans. Work includes visual art, crafts, live music, readings, and more, as well... Read More →
  • Widening the Circle Study Guide Class and Widening the Circle Praxis class are making a change! January 13, 2022 As we have been moving through the WTC study guide and praxis classes, we have realized that the two classes have almost entirely the same people. In order to keep interest going for the remainder of the class, we are combining the two into one class effective immediately, and will be meeting on Tuesday nights... Read More →
  • Iowa Unitarian Universalist Witness Advocacy Network Focuses on Building Partnerships December 29, 2021 As we start the new year IUUWAN is working to build relationships with  Iowa UU churches and with  state and regional social justice organizations, who share our values and purpose.  We are pleased to announce that IUUWAN has become a member organization of the Iowa Environmental Council.  We will be   partnering  with the Iowa Environmental Council to... Read More →
  • BOARD APPROVES NEXT STEPS IN KITCHEN PROJECT December 21, 2021 The Board has set January 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. as the date for a congregational meeting to vote on moving forward with the proposed kitchen renovation, and potential additional funding from the Endowment Fund if it is needed. Please mark your calendars and review the final report from the Kitchen Project Committee (including drawing... Read More →
  • Free 2-Hour Online Class Invitation from Pachamama Alliance & IUUWAN December 21, 2021 from Pachamama Alliance – Iowa All UUs are invited to take advantage of a free 2-hour Awakening the Dreamer self-paced class provided by Pachamama Alliance. This carefully crafted content has inspired thousands worldwide to find their roles in creating an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. Click here to learn... Read More →
  • JUST VOICES IOWA – 2020 PROTESTS REPORT December 15, 2021 JOIN OUR WORK AND SHARE YOUR STORY Just Voices, an Iowa nonprofit organization whose mission includes ending racially biased policing in Des Moines, has initiated a project to prepare a “People’s History” of the 2020 racial justice protests in Des Moines that followed the murder of George Floyd on May 27th. The history will be... Read More →
  • 1619 Project Revisited – Limited Registration December 13, 2021 It’s clear that our world—globally and locally—has changed dramatically since Plymouth’s Antiracism Committee first offered a study of Nikole Hannah-Jones’ The 1619 Project in January 2020. Two years ago, we hardly had an inkling of how a viral pandemic, presidential election, police brutality and the murder of George Floyd along with the eruption of street... Read More →
  • First Unitarian Will Be Supporting a Refugee Family December 9, 2021 From: the Immigration Justice Committee The Immigration Justice Committee has decided to support a refugee family through USCRI (United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants). USCRI has been resettling immigrant families since early 1900’s. Click here for more information. The first step in supporting a family is to set up their home with all the... Read More →
  • Register Now For COMPASS – This Weekend or On Demand! December 9, 2021 Please consider enrolling in UUA’s COMPASS, Navigating the Paths to Liberation Together online event this Saturday and Sunday (Dec. 11 and 12).Diverse voices (including an epidemiologist, a black feminist poet and scholar, and Appalachian musicians) will explore interdependence as a path to wholeness, and you’ll be asked for your input on our ever-evolving UU Purposes... Read More →
  • Just Voices Embarks on New Research December 9, 2021 Our 2021 Faith in Action recipient, Just Voices Iowa, is launching a research project to study, in-depth, the summer of 2020 protests in Des Moines. After George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis, protests sprung up all around the world, in the United States, in Iowa, and in Des Moines. His death shined a new spotlight on... Read More →