In September and October, First Unitarian is partnering with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.  PPHeartland envisions communities where sexual and reproductive rights are basic human rights and where every person has the opportunity to lead a healthy and meaningful life. Our mission is to provide, promote and protect reproductive and sexual health through health services education and advocacy. Learn more at

Get Involved!

Bookworks (the warehouse that collects and processes the books for the booksale) is currently looking for two volunteers to assist with the book drop through October. Must be able to lift 25-50lbs. Interested persons should contact Greg Benson:

Book Sale in October: Volunteers will be needed for the fall Book Sale to be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds October 18-22. A variety of activities and shifts are available, great opportunity for groups. Sign up at – look for the bright yellow Volunteer button at the top of the home page.

Are you interested in becoming more involved in advocacy with Planned Parenthood? Join us on Tuesday nights for Action Hour. For more information contact Tess DeBartolo:

Other Opportunities:

Forum on Sunday, September 16 at 11 am (in Channing Hall): Erin Davison-Rippey, State Executive Director-Iowa, will discuss proposed changes to the Federal Title X-Family Planning Program that will defund Planned Parenthood in Iowa and across the U.S., and also the impact of the Supreme Court nominee on reproductive health.

We will be collecting books for the book sale during the month of September and needed items for the health centers and education programs in October.

We will provide opportunities to thank an abortion provider and write messages of support to patients. Look for the table in the gathering area.