Asylum Update

As most of you know, our congregation has been supporting a woman named Briana who has been living with Megan & Lisa Irey since the beginning of April. We are excited to announce that she just moved to her own apartment for the first time – a new … read more.

Leaving the Nest: Now is the Time

I remember when my now-adult children first left home. Both were fortunate to attend college, and while in theory they were adults, the expenses which still fell to me to assist them with were many. I was fine with that – I wanted to give them … read more.

New Members Class: UU and You!

Are you interested in becoming a member of the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines? Do you want to know more about Unitarian Universalism?

Reverend Amy Petrie Shaw, Senior Minister and Lyra Halsten, Membership Coordinator warmly invite you to our new member class, UU and You!

The class … read more.

First Unitarian App is LIVE

We’re so excited for you to see all the new ways we can easily connect with each other through our app. We appreciate your patience while we continue to make improvements to the content in this new communication tool.

Text “UCDSM APP” to 77977 to download … read more.

Update from the Communications Team: Photos

The Communications Team is currently focusing on a redesign of our church website, as well as making some improvements to our current one in the meantime. You can help us by sending pictures you’ve taken of your family and friends at church or church events, e.g. Food … read more.

Happy Father’s Day from LSI

At Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI), we strive to build up and empower Iowa kids and families. For us, Father’s Day is a time to celebrate all the fathers and male role models we see every day.  

Through our Early Childhood Services, young men are learning … read more.

AMOS Delegates Assembly

AMOS (A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy) is a community organizing collective of over 30 institutions (churches and non-profits) in Central Iowa who join together to create a community which works for all. First Unitarian has been a proud member since 2003.

AMOS invites all First Unitarian Church … read more.

An Update on Our Asylum Seeker

Hola and Hello from our asylum seeker, Briana! She would like to report that she is very happy and feels very loved to know there is a community of people who want to help her live her life authentically. She says she feels more like … read more.

Mass Poor People’s Assembly

The Poor People’s Campaign, led by Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharris, will be gathering online on June 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. from across the country and world to launch the implementation of the Poor People’s Campaign on the Moral Agenda. Together we will be demanding … read more.