Announcements

  • Progressive Voices Concert Series Returns! October 26, 2022 After a two-season hiatus from live, in person shows, the Progressive Voices Concert Series is returning for its 12th season at First Unitarian Church! This season’s lineup of nationally-touring singer-songwriters includes both some past favorites and new faces to our stage: Peter Mayer  – December 3, 2022 Joe Jencks  – March 4, 2023  Kysona  –... Read More →
  • Halloween Party & Haunted House THIS FRIDAY! October 26, 2022 Wear your best costume, bring a dish or drink to share, and join us for our All Ages Halloween Party on Friday, October 28, 6-8 p.m! YRUU will host a haunted house and the Ministry of Fun will host a potluck and seasonal fun in Griffin Hall & the Gathering Area. Please sign up to... Read More →
  • Environmental Partners Potluck October 26, 2022 Join other UUs as we “Break Bread” with various environmentally conscious groups in the Greater Des Moines Area. First Unitarian’s Green Sanctuary is hosting a Vegan/ Vegetarian potluck at our church on Sunday, November 6, at 12:30 p.m.  The kitchen is under construction and not available, so we’d love it if you brought your own dishes and... Read More →
  • Website Updates October 23, 2022 As of Friday, you may notice that the website’s menu looks a bit different. To simplify the site for congregants and those new to the church, our Communications Coordinator developed and completed some minor updates to the website in consultation with the rest of the Staff. Some pages, such as “For Adults” are now set... Read More →
  • Green Sanctuary & Humanists Visit to Metro MRF October 20, 2022 A group of First Unitarian Humanist and Green Sanctuary folks toured Metro Waste’s recycling facility on September 20th. Following is information and thoughts about the tour. There are separate sites for recycling, yard waste, garbage, construction debris, and hazardous waste. Check out Waste Management’s website. We should help divert as much as we can from... Read More →
  • Grief Support Circle Group October 20, 2022 The Grief Support Circle will start meeting on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 6-7 p.m. in the Minister’s Office. Any who are dealing with the loss of a loved one are invited to attend as many or as few sessions that work for you. Feel free to bring your dinner, if you’d... Read More →
  • CUUPs Kids Samhain October 20, 2022 Saturday October 29nd, Sacred Bridges CUUPS will be hosting a CUUPS Kids Samhain event at 5 p.m. in Griffin Hall. This event is open to all ages. We will be learning about the history of Samhain with activities coinciding with the holiday. Please RSVP to this event on the Facebook event page.
  • Family Promise Nov. 6 – 13 – Volunteers Needed October 20, 2022 Volunteers needed for our November 6 – 13 Family Promise hosting week. This is a great way to get involved, meet more members and give back to the community! Help host three homeless families in our church for the week. Positions to fill include setup, meal providers, van drivers, evening and overnight hosts, take down... Read More →
  • Help With Hospitality October 20, 2022 Our Sunday morning Hospitality Teams restarted this summer – thank you to everyone engaged in this vital, welcoming part of our Sunday mornings! We can always use more help, especially finding people to serve as greeters to welcome everyone in our community, new and old alike. If you want to get involved or have questions,... Read More →
  • Community Conversations October 20, 2022 Our beloved congregation is in a time of transition and transformation, an exciting but awkward moment described by our Transition Minister as “this plain between No Longer and Not Yet.” It is a liminal space, on the threshold of bright possibility, but defined as well by uncertainty and anxiety. In recent years we’ve come through... Read More →