Announcements

  • Board Highlights 10/21/21 October 25, 2021 Hiring:  Rev. Amy, with the assistance of the HR Committee, filled the front desk position.  They have also interviewed and offered the Communications Director position to an individual….fingers crossed the individual accepts. Financial Oversight Committee has met and reviewed the first quarter financials.  They have identified a few other items to look into.  The Board... Read More →
  • FAFUMAF is Coming Back! October 25, 2021 Mark your calendars for the evening of Saturday, February 26, 2022! Join fellow members and friends at the 2nd annual First Unitarian Music and Art Festival. We will take over the entire church for a night of celebration. Live music, great original art, unique gifts and food. Fun for the entire family! If you liked... Read More →
  • Food Fair Pop Up Event Anyone? October 25, 2021 Anyone interested in hosting a potluck dinner in your home? Interested in attending a potluck dinner?  Our Food Fair in-person events calendar for November through January is empty after November 6. Hosts would provide the main dish, guests bring items requested from host and all contribute $20 to the church through the giving link on... Read More →
  • New Lift Coming Soon October 23, 2021 Our old lift can’t be repaired, and after much research and negotiation by Al Powers, a new lift will soon be ordered. It will take time to get it, to tear out the old one, install the new one, and complete the finishing work. You can view a mini-forum that Al presented on Oct. 17,... Read More →
  • Sacred Bridges CUUPs Invites You to Discover Food Magick! October 20, 2021 Beginning Monday, November 1, mix with fellow witchcraft and nature worshipers in this 5-week food magick learning class. Each week will light the fire of learning in various ways, culminating in a Bake-Along—learning to make Yule Moon Cookies! DATES:  Mondays, November 1 thru 29, 2021 Drop-in any week, but we’d love to have you for... Read More →
  • Kitchen Project Update 10/23/21 October 19, 2021 Thank you to everyone who joined us in-person for the Kitchen Renovation Forum on Sunday, Oct. 17. We had almost 90 people in the auditorium or on Zoom who viewed the architect’s presentation of three proposed remodeling concepts. In case you missed the forum and would like to review all or part of it, the... Read More →
  • Thank You, Carolyn Spencer October 13, 2021 A big thank you to Carolyn Spencer for leading our Caring Ministry greeting card team. She has decided to step away from this work after many years of organizing cards sent by church volunteers in recognition of happy events and challenging times. These efforts have meant a lot to the members and friends who’ve been... Read More →
  • Caring Ministry Update September 24, 2021 Effective immediately, Jude Cigrand will serve as First Unitarian’s Caring Ministry Coordinator. Becky Evans is stepping down from the role after serving since 2018. Becky has assured Jude that our excellent volunteers will continue to step up when requests for food, rides and other needs come in. Please continue to submit requests by email to... Read More →
  • Special Board Meeting – September 30 at 6 pm September 24, 2021 The board has schedule a special meeting for September 30 at 6:00 pm to further discuss and act upon recommendations from the Lens committee and related matters of policy regarding in-person church gatherings. Click to join the Board Meeting
  • Sustaining Ourselves for the Long Haul: Central Iowa’s Justice Voices September 24, 2021 SAVE THE DATE The Social Justice Ministry Leadership Team will be hosting a Forum on November 7 at 11:00 am. We will have five social justice leaders in Des Moines each record a five-minute video on how they sustain themselves in this stressful Covid-times. We will share these videos. The participants will then have small... Read More →