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Trusting Ourselves: A Retreat for Women

Life brings change. How we respond to change depends on our inner resources. This retreat will focus on increasing our ability to trust ourselves; thoughts, feelings, intuitions and decisions, providing a chance to rest, reflect, re-energize, and center. The location is Springhill Retreat Center 3991 E. Renner Rd. Richardson, 75082. Fee: $200 double, $350 single. … Continued

Upcoming Love First Events

Breakfasts and Houseparties! Throughout the month of August, our Love First Campaign will be hosting several gatherings where you can connect with other congregants, learn more about the Love First vision for our church’s future, and join us in building community. If you haven’t yet had a chance to have a conversation about the Love … Continued

27th Annual AIDS Walk Oct 1st!

62 year old Lily* had no idea she was at risk for HIV. Her hopes of entering a new stage in life and spending time with her grandchildren were shattered after her first HIV test came back positive. Lily was scared, ashamed, and convinced she would die and never see her grandchildren grow up.  However, … Continued

Food Bank Sign-up & Schedules

Check the dates and links carefully as you sign up.  Please read all the information below and bookmark this page for future date sign-ups. Thanks, Susan Thrower Join the fight against hunger! Your hearts and hands help us feed our neighbors in need.  Group Captains – please  forward this email to all of your attendees. … Continued

Now Hiring for Two Positions

Facilities Coordinator First Church’s new Facility Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day care of our church campus to include… 1. General maintenance 2. Set-up and re-sets for all church activities and events 3. Assistance with the coordination of the church calendar 4. Purchasing program for facilities disposables 5. Coordination and support of … Continued

Our Kids Make Quill Cards!

Do you know about our volunteer opportunity – FOR YOUR KIDS!?!  The  “Quill Card Creators”  is a pastoral care team that  creates art for the cards written and sent to congregants who are experiencing one of life’s ups or downs: a birth, death, celebration, loss, illness, a healing.  Each card is made with the original artwork of the … Continued

Jul 2017 Minister’s Message

When I first started attending a Unitarian Universalist church, I was a college student in Sherman, TX. I was 19 years old, I had thrown out the idea of being religious years before, and I was as surprised as anyone else that I ended up visiting the small UU congregation across the street from my … Continued

Jul 2017 First Sunday Recipient

Slappy and Monday’s Foundation for Laughter     The mission of Slappy & Monday’s Foundation for Laughter (FFL) is bringing healing laughter to children in hospitals and camps for children with medical needs.  They created the therapeutic clown program at Children’s Medical Center and trained the clowns there to bring emotional healing–the other side of medicine–to … Continued

Toastmasters 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Join Leadership Lambda Toastmasters, First Unitarian’s resident Toastmasters club, in celebrating their 20th anniversary. Leadership Lambda was chartered as the first gay-identified Toastmasters club in the world, and continues to boast of a diverse, active, respected and award-winning membership. “Toastmasters International provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop … Continued

Jul 2016 Food Bank Sign-up

WEDNESDAY, July 5th and SATURDAY, July 22nd.   Sessions start promptly at 1 PM, with sign-in and orientation, and end at 3:30.  Ages 10 and older, wear closed-toe shoes. 4500 S. Cockrell Hill Rd. in southwest Dallas just off Loop12/Ledbetter.   Will you join the fun and work for a great cause??   Go to … Continued