Announcements

  • Chalice Groups Forming! May 4, 2022 Coming Soon!  You asked for them and they are coming! First Unitarian is beginning a Chalice Group small-group ministry program!  What is a Chalice Group?  Chalice Groups are fun and meaningful small group ministries which meet once a month. During their 60–90-minute meetings, each group discusses the monthly topic; topics designed to generate conversation and... Read More →
  • UU Women’s Lunch Bunch – May 10 May 3, 2022 Greetings, UU Women!   Please note on your calendars that we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 11:30. Location may vary, so always check the church calendar, and look for an announcement on our home page.   If you want to share this with any other UU (and UU-interested) women, feel free to... Read More →
  • 2022 – 2023 Community Partner Nominations & Champions Wanted! April 27, 2022 Faith in Action is a bridge connecting First Unitarian with the service organizations of our community. Each year our congregation selects 2 community organizations as partners. Each selected organization has a champion from the congregation who serves as a conduit for engagement activities with the selected groups. The organizations receive half of the Sunday collections... Read More →
  • Positions Open! BoT, Financial Oversight, and Nominating Committees April 26, 2022 Wondering how you can make First Unitarian all you want it to be?  We are looking for individuals to serve on the Board of Trustees, the Financial Oversight Committee and the Nominating Committee.  Please contact Chelsea Hayes or Fern Stewart. We would love to hear from you. Email the Financial Oversight Committee
  • Prepare for Lift Off! Waiting On The Runway… April 25, 2022 The installation of the new lift is tentatively scheduled to begin in June! This process will take up to two weeks, and should be completed late in June. The electrical work to accommodate the new lift is completed and can be seen in a new panel in the basement wall opposite the lift door. That... Read More →
  • Unsung UU Award – Nominations Open! April 25, 2022 Each year the Board of Trustees presents the Unsung UU Award to a member or friend of our church who works tirelessly behind the scenes, is someone we can always count on, and is always willing to assist when needed. The Board of Trustees requests nominations from the congregation in the spring and announces the... Read More →
  • Intercom Update: Now Scheduled at Noon every Friday April 14, 2022 Starting this Friday, April 15, 2022, the Intercom will be sent out at 12: p.m. CT. This change is intended to ensure that all Board and Executive announcements can be coordinated in conjunction with Board meetings and other late-week announcements. Please note: The deadline to submit items to the Intercom is still Wednesday at noon... Read More →
  • Family Promise – Thanks For Continued Support! April 5, 2022 Special thanks to all who continued to help support Family Promise while families were sheltering in one place through the pandemic. We only needed to provide evening meals and overnight hosts for the last nine hosting weeks. June 19-26 we will be back on our home site. We will need to cover almost three times the hours... Read More →
  • Easter Egg Hunt! April 5, 2022 Join YRUU on Sunday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. near the east stairs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt! All are welcome!The hunt will be held outside on the church grounds. Please bring your own basket, and keep an eye out for the golden egg. The finder of the golden egg will win a special... Read More →
  • Welcome Alice Stewart April 5, 2022 First Unitarian Church of Des Moines is proud to welcome Alice Stewart, our new Director of Finance and Administration. Alice was chosen for the position from a field of five wonderful candidates, after interviewing with our HR Committee, members of the Financial Oversite Committee and Reverend Amy, Alice will be moving to Des Moines on April... Read More →