Speaker: Birch Spick

The Good Place

First Unitarian Church of Des Moines
The Good Place
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9:15 am and 11 am

Celebrant, Birch Spick and Meg Notch

We center the value of community in Unitarian Universalism. It isn’t a god, or savior, or set of doctrines which unites us. Instead, we come together through … read more.

Of Many Roots and Branches

First Unitarian Church of Des Moines
Of Many Roots and Branches
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10 am

Celebrant, Meg Notch

Ours is a living tradition, one ever unfurling, drawing from many spiritual and philosophical roots. Each of us here bring our past, present, and future experiences to bear in this shared tradition. But what keeps us here in community, among all our differences? Join us as we hear members of our congregation reflect on the influences that shape their Unitarian Universalist experiences.

“Sunny Side Up” arranged by Peter Kopelson sung by mens’ octet

The Ancestors of Summer

First Unitarian Church of Des Moines
The Ancestors of Summer
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One Service at 10:00 am

Celebrant, Birch Spick

 

This June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (June 28-29, 1969), a watershed moment for LGBTQ liberation movements in the United States. On this Capital City Pride weekend, join our community as we consider what beauty we find in resistance. As we gather together, may we consider how the fore-runners of the queer and trans liberation movements teach us this.