Announcements

  • Trans Lives Festival 2022 – Success! April 5, 2022 Thank you to everyone who participated and attended to help make the Trans Lives Festival a success! Also, a special thanks to every member of TAG, who worked so hard to coordinate and organize the event!Below are some pictures of the artists who performed and displayed their work this year.
  • Adult Learning/Programming Survey Results Are In! April 5, 2022 from: Adult Faith Formation & Affinity Groups Thank you to everyone who participated in the Adult Learning/Programming Survey last month! We have over 150 total responses, and have received valuable feedback for community demographics and interest which we will use to improve Adult RE programming in the coming year.The age of participants ranged from 25 years-old to... Read More →
  • New Wednesday Programming: Tech Time April 5, 2022 with Cody Ryan Join Cody Ryan for free technical consultation starting Wednesday, April 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Stonewall Conference Room. Walk-ins welcome!Cody will be available to answer questions about your computers, tablets, cell phones, bluetooth devices, password management, and many things in-between! Sign up here to reserve a 10-15 minute time slot – first... Read More →
  • Year-Round Stewardship: Watch For Your Invitation! April 5, 2022 from the Stewardship Team The April, May and June Stewardship groups will be meeting in the coming months.Watch for your invitation by email and postcard.All events will be held at church, from 10 – noon. Brunch will be served. Planning ahead? Here are the dates for each group: April 16th May 14th June 11thNot sure which group... Read More →
  • Updated policies on in-person activities inside the church building  April 5, 2022 Adopted by the Board of Trustees March 22, 2022  The following policies replace previous policies on in-person activities, and are effective beginningSunday, March 27, 2022. ALL ACTIVITIES  We expect all individuals who participate in activities at First Unitarian of Des Moines, or church-related activities held elsewhere, who are eligible to receive COVID 19 vaccinations to do so... Read More →
  • Ministerial Review – Member Feedback Requested April 1, 2022 UCDSM members, it’s time to take the ministerial review survey and give feedback for Reverend Amy. To access the survey click here. The survey will be open through May 17, 2022.
  • Budget Roundtables April 1, 2022 We are beginning to plan ahead for the next Church Fiscal Year!Join Rev. Amy, our new DFA, Alice J Stewart, and members of the Board and Financial Oversight Committee to discuss the budgetary plans and challenges in the past and coming year.There will be three meetings scheduled in the next couple of weeks, available in-person... Read More →
  • Just Voices Update March 18, 2022 from Harvey Harrison March 14, 2020 Just Voices has continued to be very active in our work to and racially biased policing in Des Moines. The project to examine the police response to the 2020 protest is now up and running. We have 12 volunteers who are working to review various aspects of the protests.... Read More →
  • UU Women’s Lunch Bunch | Schedule Change March 18, 2022 UU Women’s Lunch Bunch – NEW DAY Starting on April 12 we will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Look for details about the April meeting coming soon.
  • Stop Asylum-Seeker Expulsions based on Trump Covid-19 Policy  March 17, 2022 This month we’ll write our Senators and Representative Axne to press the Biden Administration to rescind Executive Authority established by the Trump Administration that serves as the basis for expelling thousands of asylum-seekers without a chance to plead their case. The current policy is inconsistent with federal law, the International Refugee Convention and every one of the... Read More →