Announcements

  • Forum: Managing Our Grief as We Navigate the Uncertainty of Climate Chaos: Sun., Apr., 21st @ 11:15a April 19, 2024 In acknowledging Earth Day on April 21st, members and friends of First Unitarian will gather in Griffin Hall during Forum Time at 11:15 a.m. to join the storytelling Climate Ribbon Project. Click here to learn about the Climate Ribbon Project. Participants will be asked to answer “What do you love and hope to never lose to Climate Chaos?” followed by sharing what they... Read More →
  • Women’s Wednesdays: Wed., Apr. 24th from 12:30-3:00p April 19, 2024 Chosen by Women, About Women, Discussed by Women From 12:30-3:00 p.m. in the Stonewall Conference Room 12:30-1:00 – Fellowship 1:00-3:00 – Discussion Please remember to write your book jacket autobiography to share with the group!
  • Seeing is not Believing: How to Grow Compassion into Your Observations: Sat., Apr. 27th from 10a-12p April 19, 2024 In March we had a workshop that delved into two of the four steps in Nonviolent Communication: Feelings and Needs. On April 27 we will work with the step: Observations. By observing with as little as judgement as possible we can increase our chances to deepen our relationships, experience successful outcomes in meeting the needs... Read More →
  • Sacred Bridges CUUPs Presents Sage Advice with Dr. Susan: Sat., Apr. 27th from 1-3p April 19, 2024 Sage Advice: Exploring Techniques for Magickal Cleaning and Purification Discover alternative methods for cleansing your magickal tools and spaces, going beyond traditional herbs like sage and palo santo. Explore the reasons behind their use and learn about culturally respectful and sustainable alternatives. Join us for a workshop where you’ll explore various herbs for smoke cleansing,... Read More →
  • Fellowship, Food and FUNds (FFF 24): Sat., Apr. 27th from 5-7p and Sun., Apr. 28th from 10:45a-12:00p April 19, 2024 The final list of ticketed events and food items for auction is now available! You can find it online here. Paper copies will be available at church. Please note—paper copies include provider contact info, online version does not. Mark your calendar for the Sale Kickoff and Potluck Dinner Saturday, April 27, 5-7pm. Sale continues Sunday, April... Read More →
  • Introduction to Mindful Birding: Sun., Apr. 28th from 7:30-9:00a April 19, 2024 We will meet in the lower parking lot off of Druid Hills. Please join us to see the amazing number of bird species on the land we care for, and learn how to use observing birds to grow our connection to nature, as well as justice and compassion.
  • Iowa’s First Mini-Forest: Volunteers Needed: Apr. 28th and May 2-4th April 19, 2024 Iowa’s First Mini-Forest is getting ready to grow and we need your help! This Green Sanctuary project is moving fast.  Located on land the city of West Des Moines has made available in Brookview Park, preparations are underway for planting on May 3 and 4. A mini-forest is a fast-growing forest that has been densely planted... Read More →
  • Humanist: 2024 Secular Summit: Sat., Jun 22nd @ 1:00p April 19, 2024 Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 22. The annual Secular Summitt will be held that day at the Stine Barn, starting at 1:00 PM. Join us for an afternoon of discussion with community leaders about the importance of human rights, separation of church and stare, and education. More details and tickets are available here.
  • Proposed Amendments to Article II of the UUA Bylaws: Wed., May 1st, 5:30p-8:30p April 19, 2024 Proposed Amendments to Article II of the UUA Bylaws  Mark your calendar – May 1st!   The Adult Programming Team will be hosting a potluck and a discussion about the proposed amendments in Griffin Hall. Potluck – 5:30-6:30 Discussion – 6:30-8:30 First Unitarian will have eight voting delegates for the UUA General Assembly in late June. If... Read More →
  • Sacred CUUPs Pagan Jubilee Beltane Celebration: Sat., May 4th April 19, 2024 Pagan Jubilee: Beltane Celebration on May 4th, 2024! Join us for a vibrant and enchanting celebration of Beltane at our Pagan Jubilee event on May 4th, 2024! Immerse yourself in a day filled with joy, spirituality, and community as we honor the arrival of spring and the sacred energies of fertility and growth. Date: May... Read More →