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We are very fortunate that Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed, the foremost historian of the African-American experience in Unitarian Universalism, will be making a presentation at First Unitarian Church. Mark Morrison-Reed will share his reflections, answer questions, and introduce participants to his new book The Selma Awakening as well as the meditation manual Voices from the Margins and the Unitarian Universalist history told in Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism.
Many feel that the democratic foundation of our nation is threatened; by money, by corporate influence, by a rollback of voting rights, by political gridlock, by partisan media, by voter apathy. Some have called for a “moral revolution” to affect change. How are UUs called to act and respond to ensure that our principles and values are upheld? How is our justice work impacted? How can we work together to change our course?
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SUNDAY, October 23
Pledging Update - Halfway there!
Oct 2016 - Thanks to generous pledges from over 100 church members and friends, we are now halfway to our goal of $450,000! If you have not pledged for 2017 already, please visit http://www.first-unitarian-p ..
Thank you for your generosity toward the Music Endowment
Oct 2016 - GOOD NEWS ABOUT OUR COLLECTIVE GENEROSITY! Church members and friends contributed $2,297 over three Sundays in September toward our goal of $1,500 for the Music Endowment in honor of Bill Larson’s ..
From Our Senior Minister ~ The Rev. Dr. David Herndon
Oct 2016 - Maintaining a building is not the mission of First Unitarian Church. But having an attractive and functional building enables us to carry out our mission much more effectively. Our hard-work ..
From Your Board of Trustees - October 2016
Oct 2016 - Your Board met for their regular monthly meeting on September 21. The first order of business was a respectful, considered, discussion of revisions of our Public Witness Policy that clarify t ..
Saturday, Oct 22 - Workshop on Anti-Mass Incarceration and Expungement
1-2:30pm. Pennsylvania law will change in November, 2016 allowing more returning citizens to become eligible to have their criminal records expunged or sealed. In March, 2016 UUPLAN earned a Faithify grant to "kick-start" expungement clinics..
Sunday, Oct 23 - Covenant Group Information Session
12:30-1:30pm. Are you interested in learning more about joining a Covenant Group at our church? There will be an informational session on Sunday, October 23 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM following the service. Registration is required. Please send an emai..
Sunday, Oct 23 - Religious Educator Search Town Hall Meeting
The Religious Educator Search Town Hall is vital church work where we will engage in two tasks: 1) help shape our future Religious Education and Lifelong Learning programs and 2) guide our Lifespan Religious Education Director (LRED) Search Commi..
Thursday, Oct 27 - The Selma Awakening
We are very fortunate that Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed, the foremost historian of the African-American experience in Unitarian Universalism, will be making a presentation at First Unitarian Church on October 27 at 7:00pm! Please put this date on ..