Unity Circle invites you to join church members and friends as we gather each month to share a meal and hear speakers on a wide variety of topics throughout the year ranging from birding to architecture to water quality issues in Iowa. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month beginning at 12:00 PM. Bring your own table service and have a potluck meal followed by a speaker. We look forward to having you join us for an afternoon with food for mind and body.

2019 – 2020 Programs

Programs are ALWAYS at Noon on the Third Thursday

September 19, 2019: Siobhan Spain, Managing Director of Mainframe Studios, Des Moines newest artist studios.
Hosts: Max Bridgewater & Nancee McDowell

October 17, 2019: Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw, Minister, First Unitarian Church of Des Moines. (Rev. Amy’s artwork will be on display.)
Hosts: Barb Glass

November 21, 2019: Justice Brent Appel, Iowa Supreme Court.
Hosts: Mary Hays, Bruce & Joyce Vandegrift

December 19, 2019: Bruce Martin, First Unitarian Church of Des Moines – Holiday Sing Along.
Hosts: Lois Leonard

January 16, 2020: Matt McCoy, Polk County Supervisor.
Hosts: Theresa Miller

February 2020: NO MEETING

March 19, 2020: Nijaz Viljevcic, Imam of the Islamic and Education Center, Des Moines.
Hosts: Sue Repplinger.

April 16, 2020: Stephen Parrish, Retired Executive Principal Financial Group, Co-Director, The American College New York Life Center For Retirement Income, Adjunct Professor, Drake University.
Hosts:Sandy Johnson, Jean Tauber, and Evelen Glazebrook.

May 21, 2020: Bob Henderson and Walter Pearson, First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, Options for Retirement Living.
Hosts: Charlotte Shivvers and Bob Baker.

June 18, 2020: Lunch on the Town


Unity Circle Officers & Committee Chairs

President: Theresa Miller
Vice President: open
Secretary: open
Treasurer: Bob Glass
Program: Jean Tauber
Host Chair: Sandy Johnson
Welome & Membership: Nancee McDowell
Nominating: Jean Tauber
Publicity: Nancee McDowell


Annual Membership Dues

Dues are payable to the treasurer at or after the first meeting in September. Dues are $10 per person per year. Unity Circle Alliance gives an annual gift to First Unitarian Church of Des Moines.