Faith in Action
Let’s Rally and Get 175+ First Universalists to the
Freedom to Marry Day at the Capitol!
Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm* (Not 3:30 as originally publicized)
This will be the first time in 2013 that marriage supporters gather at the State Capitol Rotunda! It is a critical way to show state legislators that we want them to be proactive around marriage following our historic push back of the constitutional amendment.
Put on you Standing on the Side of Love shirt and join hundreds of other UUs and demonstrate the power of LOVE’s PEOPLE!
This is an interfaith rally and there is an opportunity to sing in choir if you register early!
Register at OutFront MN and make sure to note you are from First Universalist. We will be tracking numbers toward our goal of 175+
Please let firstname.lastname@example.org know if you are interested in a car pooling. We may develop a plan to leave from First Universalist around 2:15 that day.
Please join staff members Rev. Justin Schroeder and Debra Rodgers at a third gathering designed to hear from congregants and friends - about your dreams, fears and potential next steps as First Universalist journeys to become an anti-racist, multicultural congregation. We will gather in Room 203, January 24, 7-9pm. Please let Debra know if you are able to attend 612-825-1701 X106. Feel free to invite others as well.
All first-time volunteers for Project Homeless Connect are required to attend a training and orientation session. The dates and locations of the upcoming trainings are listed on the First Universalist website along with the link to register for the trainings or to volunteer. The Wednesday, November 28th training will be held at First Universalist from 7-8:30pm. For more information contact Barb Melom at email@example.com.
Project Homeless Connect, based on a nationally implemented best practice, is a one-stop-shop of comprehensive support services for people experiencing homelessness. First Universalist has provided over 600 volunteers to these bi-annual events since its beginning in 2005.
Please join staff members Justin, Jen and Deb at a second gathering designed to hear from congregants and friends - about your dreams, fears and potential next steps as First Universalist journeys to become an anti-racist, multicultural congregation. We will gather in the Cummins Room on Tuesday, November 20th from 7:00 - 9:00. Please let Deb know if you are able to attend 612-825-1701 X106. Feel free to invite others as well!!
First Universalist's Annual Global Gift Fair
Sunday, December 2, 9am - 1:30pm in the Social Hall
Shop for Justice and support local organizations in their work to build and empower communities.
This is a project of the Imigration Umbrella Focus Area
You are invited to a four week series, for parents of children birth through ten years old, to develop ways to articulate and share your spiritual beliefs with your child at their level of under- standing, while being receptive to their big questions and ideas. Please come grow with us!
Class and child care are provided free of charge.Wednesdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 10 & 24, and Nov. 14 at 6:30-8:00pm. Room 200, First Universalist Church
DANCING on the Side of Love. Jazz FUNDraiser for MN United for All Families. Join us for an evening of dancing, friendship and fun as we raise money to defeat the anti-marriage amendment. Sponsored by First Universalist Church and UUs Out 4 Marriage Equality. The First Universalist Jazz Band is a generous donation by Kristin Siegesmund and Suzann Willhite in honor of their 10th Anniversary. Suggested donation $20.00. Saturday, September 22nd, 7-11pm First Univeralist Social Hall.
As we saw in December, when our congregation packed nearly 28,000 meals for children on behalf of Food for Kids, First Universalist Church of Minneapolis can do amazing things together. We saw that spirit in action again on February 12, 2011, our first "Day of Service," when more than 20 service projects were done simultaneously around the Twin Cities. The event coincided with the theme of this year's Giving Campaign, about putting our values to work by serving others: "Your Community. Your Values. Alive in the World."
More than 400 members of our congregation -- youth to elder -- offered more than 1,500 hours of volunteer time serving the wider community. Members of our History Hounds crew captured parts of the day in video and photography. Combining this imagery with words we heard the next day from Ross Levin, in a guest sermon titled "Spend Your Life Wisely," we have, in 10 minutes of footage, encapsulated some of the best of our heart as a faith community.
Watch this video to see what we accomplished in 2011.