Announcements

  • Share Your Thoughts: Current Draft of UUA Article II November 3, 2022 Article II contains our Principles and Purposes, Freedom of Belief statement, and more – it is a foundational document. UUA’s Article II Study Commission has been listening, writing, and receiving feedback on drafts over this past year as it revises Article II of UUA’s bylaws. Its most recent draft makes significant changes. You are invited... Read More →
  • Tarot Study Group November 3, 2022 This class will exclusively use the “Tarot Disassembled” deck by Jennifer Steidley. The deck demystifies the symbolism and imagery of the Raider-White Deck. The deck and guidebook are available to purchase at wholesale for $30 from Pam. She can be contacted by FaceBook here.    The class will be participant led, and will start as a... Read More →
  • First Unitarian to Represent at the Comfort Food Cook-Off! November 3, 2022 We are participating in friendly competition at the 2022 Family Promise of Greater Des Moines Comfort Food Cook-Off! Help us raise money for Family Promise of Greater Des Moines in their 10th annual Comfort Food Cook Off fundraiser Sunday, November 13th from 4-6 at West Des Moines Christian Church. Help shop for ingredients or cook beforehand, help setup, serve, or clean up at the event.... Read More →
  • Women’s Monthly Lunch Nov. 8 November 3, 2022 All UU (and UU-interested) women are welcome to join the monthly gathering of the UU Women’s Lunch Bunch (2nd Tuesday of every month at 11:30).  There’s always good food and lively conversation. Hoping to see all the ‘regulars’ and some NEW faces this time! Please be sure to RSVP by the Saturday morning before the luncheon if... Read More →
  • Events Publication November 1, 2022 Want to publicize your church event? We have a form for that! Visit our “Our Events” page to fill out the form. Email communications@ucdsm.org with any questions.
  • Al Exito Scholarship Luncheon October 31, 2022 A few years ago Al Exito was one of our Faith in Action designees. Al Éxito is the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the educational achievement and transformative leadership capacity of Latinx youth and their families, to succeed in life and participate fully in Iowa. Several years ago, Al Éxito established the Mary... Read More →
  • Faith Formation Family Gathering October 30, 2022 Attention UCDSM Families! Join us for food, fellowship, and fun on Sunday, November 13, from noon to 2 PM at the Hayes Household. We’ll provide pizza, soup, snacks, and drinks. Activities include a bonfire and s’mores, zip-lining, paddling, soccer, and other outdoor games. Dress for the weather, we will be outside. In the event of rain, our alternate... Read More →
  • Share, Community, Action Gathering: Intersection of Climate Justice and Gender from Pachamama Alliance – Iowa October 26, 2022 Our next Gathering will be on Sunday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We’ll continue our discussion of Paul Hawken’s book Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. We will be discussing “Intersection of climate justice and gender”. This session will focus on data revealing gender gaps that must be intentionally closed. In preparation, please... Read More →
  • Share Your Thoughts: Current Draft of UUA Article II. October 26, 2022 IUUWAN is wanting to make sure all UU congregations in Iowa know that the Article II Study Commission has written a new draft of Article II.  Article II is currently titled the Principles and Purposes and is the foundation for all of the work of our UUA and its member congregations and covenanted communities. It is... Read More →
  • Young Adults Spiritually Socializing (YASS) Potluck October 26, 2022 Join the First Unitarian Young Adult group for a potluck and socializing on Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in room 114 (southeast corner of the lower level of the church). Bring a dish to share and we’ll provide the plates/silverware. Doesn’t work to bring something? No worries! Join us, there will be plenty. We meet... Read More →