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In-Person Sunday Service
Sundays at 9 & 11 am

In-Person Safety Reminders

  • Masking requirement is based on CDC community levels and will be posted on the main entrance doors.
  • Vaccinations, including boosters, are expected for all who are eligible.

Link to Sunday Hospitality

Livestream Sunday Service
Sundays at 9:00 am 

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Coffee Hour
Sundays at 10:00am
First UU Courtyard and Commons
A chance to interact with others from First UU for reflections on Sunday’s service!  Coffee, tea. and doughnut holes will be provided.

Walden Hill Wednesdays (September – May)

Tupper Supper and Fireside Forums

Wednesdays 
First UU Commons and Hearth Room
Join us each Wednesday night for dinner and fellowship at First UU. Cook teams will cook and serve each meal. Stay for the forum that follows.

5:30 – 6:15 pm Tupper Supper
6:15 pm Fireside Forum in person and Zoom
6:15-7:00 pm Childcare available
6:15-7:00 pm WHY (Walden Hill Youth Group)  

Upcoming Events and Activities

Please go to our HERE to submit an event to eNews and our happenings page. 

Events

Armchair Travelers with Deb and Mark Mowry
“Cruising to the Capitals of Northern Europe”
Friday, February 10 ~ 7 pm
Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87217976850

The Mowrys had a great experience traveling to eight countries in nine days with Norwegian Cruise Line. They toured medieval towns in France and Belgium; cruised canals in Amsterdam, and enjoyed a walking tour of Berlin. They visited many World War II historical sites and cathedrals. In Sweden, they learned about Finn the Giant!  They had a great experience with Norwegian and look forward to sharing photos and stories with you. You may stay home and cozy as they share their presentation on Zoom!

Valentine’s Dance
An intergenerational fundraiser for WHY (Walden Hill Youth)
Saturday, February 11
6-9 pm
Commons
Semi-formal attire encouraged, but not required. Tickets are $15/person and $45/family and are available for purchase Wednesdays & Sundays. Refreshments served throughout the evening.
Photos – $10
Boutonnieres or Corsages – $15

2023 Women’s Circle: Finding Sisterhood
1st & 3rd Mondays of the month beginning February 20
7-8:30pm
Chapel

You are invited to join Jodi Morgan and Roxanne Schlasner in exploring feminine spirituality using the guide: “The Seven Queendoms: A Soul Map for Embodying Sacred Feminine Sovereignty” by Rima Bonario, Th.D. This is a guide to finding the strength and spirituality that is found in one’s body, mind, heart, and soul – it’s a soul map.  There is no need to purchase the guide, but it will help you to go deeper between gatherings. With the guide as our inspiration, we will gather to explore our personal power through poetry, art, interactive exercises, rituals, ceremony, and energy exercises (yoga, mudras, meditation).  As we deepen our understanding of embodiment and sovereignty, we will engage the gifts of balance, prosperity, insight, intuition, gratitude, forgiveness, reconciliation, and community.  The wisdom within these gifts is obtained from our inner-self. We look forward to experiencing this sacred time with our Sisters.

Armchair Travelers
“Exploring Yellowstone: the Oldest National Park in the U.S.”
Friday, March 10 ~ 7 pm ~ UU Commons
Please join Kim Edson and Angie Joyce as they share pictures of their week-long

exploration of the oldest National Park in the U.S., Yellowstone.
Despite the lingering presence of snow there, they were able to spend
some time in each of the four quadrants of the park. It is truly a
spectacular place! You are invited to bring a light snack to share if you wish. Fellowship will have hot water for tea and cocoa. Come at 7 pm to snack and socialize and our program will begin promptly at 7:15 pm. 

All-Birthday Potluck
Sunday, March 26
12-1:30 pm in UU  Commons
Come and celebrate EVERYONE at the ALL BIRTHDAY POTLUCK! 
This is an intergenerational gathering, where you will be seated by your birth month, getting to know new people, and have new conversations!

Consider bringing these dishes that coordinate with your birth month!

January-April                      MAIN DISH
May-August                       SIDES/SALADS
September- December      DESSERTS
Beverages and birthday cake provided!!!

Armchair Travelers
“Hawaii’s Natural Beauty”
Friday, April 14 ~ 7 pm ~ UU Commons
Heidi Shriver will share photos and stories from her April 2022 tropical escape full of unique adventures and biodiversity in Hawaii, the last state to join the Union. You are invited to bring a light snack to share if you wish. Fellowship will have hot water for tea and cocoa. Come at 7 pm to snack and socialize and our program will begin promptly at 7:15 pm. Questions? Robin Taylor, RobinESTaylor@gmail.com

Weekly/Monthly Groups

Various days and times via Zoom/in person. A variety of small groups are being offered: book clubs, meditation groups, study groups, and many more. These groups will be held virtually and/or in person.

Mondays

A Course in Miracles
Every Monday 10-11:30am
Zoom
This group is a resource for those who are interested in or students of the book, “A Course In Miracles,”  a remarkable, complete, self-study spiritual thought system. (https://acim.org). Facilitated by Peggy Marchesani

Buddhist Interest Group
1st Monday 7 – 9pm
Zoom
Explore Buddhism from a UU perspective. Each session will start with a short meditation period, followed by a discussion. Facilitated by Frank Druktainis

Chosen Faith Study Group
4th Monday 7-9pm

Zoom
Read and discuss Unitarian and Universalist leaders’ views of the past and present, as well as other significant liberal theologies and major topics in Unitarian Universalism.

Tuesdays

Mah Jongg
Each Tuesday 9:30-11:30am
Chapel
This group is open to all church members and friends. Attendees only need to bring a current Mah Jongg card as the racks and tiles will be provided. Haven’t play Mah Jongg, come by to watch and get a lesson.

Great Books Book Club
1st & 3rd Tuesday 9:30-11:30am
1st Tuesday Zoom
3rd Tuesday Zoom

Great Books welcomes readers to meet and discuss stories and sometimes book-length works. We are currently meeting on Zoom and mostly reading from The Oxford Book of American Short Stories edited by Joyce Carol Oates. Facilitated by Sandy Ramage 

UU Zen Meditation
Each Tuesday at 7- 8:30 pm
Clara Barton Room
Zen Buddhist practice and study in the Soto Zen tradition. Open to all. Our purpose is to encourage each other to live lives of wisdom and compassion. We begin with 30 minutes of silent meditation. We then chant the Heart Sutra together in English. We follow this by reading and discussing a text about Buddhist practice. We finish with a brief period of silent meditation before finishing at 8:30. Meditation instruction available. Facilitated by Darin Podulke-Smith

UU Book Club
3rd Tuesday 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Commons
We gather before each meeting in the Commons for a potluck dinner, followed by discussion of the book selected for the month. We select a variety of literature based on recommendations from the group. Recommendations are gathered in time for the September meeting and at that meeting, we determine our monthly selections for the year, establishing the schedule with hosts/discussion facilitator for each month. Facilitated by Linda Thompson

UU Creative Spirits
2nd Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30pm

Commons
Exploring spirituality through the creative arts; artistic skills not a prerequisite, only openness to explore and experiment. Facilitated by Anne Black-Sinak.

Wednesdays

Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble
Wednesdays at 6:00pm for rehearsal

Sanctuary
Sing with members and friends of the congregation.

WHY (Walden Hill Youth) Group Facilitator
Each Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm
Murray Room
Get to know our youth, grades 6th-8th and 9th-12th, by joining them in fun activities throughout the year.  Activities could include social justice projects, game nights, fundraisers, etc.

Good Cheers! 
First Wednesday of each month

7:30-9 pm
Chapel or Courtyard
Good Cheers! is a monthly gathering for folks generally under 50, with snacks, drinks (alcoholic and non), time for getting to know each other and casual conversation around a monthly theme.

Thursdays

Caring Crafters
2nd Thursday 1-3 pm

Zoom
Caring Crafters is a gathering of like spirits who have a love of crafting and fiber arts. We get together once a month to work on projects and chat. We have, over the years, made caring shawls and lap blankets for pastoral care and fleece blankets for Coming of Age and graduations. Facilitated by Anne Black-Sinak.

Saturdays

SoulCollage®
Second Saturday
10 am – 12 pm
Commons

Using intuition and imagination, you will create a deck of cards which can serve as a tool for self-exploration and creative expression. This fall we will begin with the suits: Committee, Community, Companion and Council, one each month. Facilitated by Anne Black-Sinak.

Creative Arts Series 
One Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm
Commons
Create with friends in a class to nourish your creativity. Each month has a different artistic or creative outlet for participants to experience and learn more about. Facilitated by Melissa Eggler

Sundays

Play or Craft Specialist
Sundays during 9:00am or 11:00am service
Recess with the children after Time for All Ages to join them for a staff or youth led lesson in the Chapel. The Specialist’s role is to get to know our youngest congregants, PreK through 5th Grade, by volunteering in activity rooms on Sunday mornings. No prep work required!

Lesson Facilitator for Youth
Sundays at 10:10am (between services)
Lead discussions around a weekly topic.  Youth in 6th-8th grades will be learning about the Bible as literature.  Grades 9th-12th will be learning about our UU roots in New England. Ideally, a team of 4-6 adults per class would rotate facilitating these lessons.

Bible as a Historical Document
2nd Sunday 7 – 9pm
Hearth Room
A discussion of the history surrounding the Bible. Facilitated by Frank Druktainis

Principle 4 Study Group
4th Sunday of the month  7 – 9pm

Hearth Room
The study group is centered around our 4th Principle: a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Discussion focuses on the meaning and role of spirituality, language, beliefs, and faith in our lives as UUs. We do this by choosing a “hot-button” word from our cookie jar each month, living and/or researching the word during the month and then discussing our experience and learning. Facilitated by Anne Black-Sinak.

Other Opportunities

Clara Barton Group
The Clara Barton Guild and its former versions have been a part of our church’s history since the early 1900’s. The group promotes & advances justice for women, children, and families through service to the Church and the greater community. The activities of the Guild support the spiritual, service, and social missions of the church. Contact Linda Thompson for more information.

Memorial Service Assistance
Assist with volunteer roles such as greeting, ushering, and preparing for reception and service for members of the congregation. It is preferred that family members do not serve in these roles during a loved one’s Celebration of Life. Contact Melissa Eggler for more information.

Property Workdays
3rd Saturday of the month (May – October)
9:00am – 12:00pm
First UU Grounds
Join members and friends of the church  to care for and maintain outdoor grounds. No need to sign up, simple come to the church that Saturday morning. Contact the office for more information.