• Green Sanctuary Meeting Notes 3/2/2022 March 9, 2022 1.     Finalize Vegan Forum and Potluck: “Preserving our Planet with Plants” a.     The Forum will be centered on the east windows. Tow’s thirty-minute presentation will have three components: 1) eating habits can be self-destructive; 2) spirituality of healthy eating; 3) Veganism is good for the environment. We expect about 30-40 people. We will encourage people reducing meat... Read More →
  • Central Iowa Trans Lives Festival March 3, 2022 March 26, 2022 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. First Unitarian Church of Des Moines | 1800 Bell Ave. | Des Moines, IA 50315 What is the Trans Lives Fest? In honor of the International Transgender Day of Visibility, the Central Iowa Trans Lives Festival will provide a safe space for trans adults and youth... Read More →
  • FUMAF 2022 Gallery March 2, 2022
  • March 9: ISU Atheist & Agnostics Society March 2, 2022 from the First Unitarian HumanistsOur friends in Ames have invited us to attend a program at the ISU Memorial Union at 6:00 PM on March 9. Seth Andrews will be speaking on Mysterious Ways: The Weird Wild World of Christian Rituals.  Seth Andrews is a video producer and former Christian broadcaster. He is currently host of the Thinking... Read More →
  • Join Just Voices at Plymouth Church’s “1619 Project-Revisited” February 9, 2022 Among the many ways that Just Voices Iowa works to end racially-biased policing in Des Moines is through education. They often do presentations to academic institutions, churches, and state agencies like the Iowa Commission on the Status of African-Americans (ICSAA).  Last year, they were asked by Plymouth United Church of Christ to do a presentation... Read More →
  • First Unitarian Humanists February 2, 2022 Valentine’s Day Special The Iowa City Secular Humanists have invited us to join them on Tuesday, Feb. 15 for a special Valentine’s Day program. Donna Simonton will be leading a discussion on Love, Character, and the Evolution of Relationships. This will be based on two books by David Brooks: The Road to Character and The... Read More →
  • Trans Lives Festival Call For Submissions January 25, 2022 The Trans Lives Festival at First Unitarian Church of Des Moines will be on March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In honor of the International Transgender Day of Visibility, the festival showcases the creative work of transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary Iowans. Work includes visual art, crafts, live music, readings, and more, as well... Read More →
  • Widening the Circle Study Guide Class and Widening the Circle Praxis class are making a change! January 13, 2022 As we have been moving through the WTC study guide and praxis classes, we have realized that the two classes have almost entirely the same people. In order to keep interest going for the remainder of the class, we are combining the two into one class effective immediately, and will be meeting on Tuesday nights... Read More →