Sunday, April 1
Building Dedication Sunday
Services at 9:15 & 11:00 am
On this very special day, we will dedicate our transformed church facility and celebrate 125 years together as a congregation. Fittingly, this is also Easter Sunday, a time set aside to reflect on renewal and transformation. The service will include our annual Flower Communion, and ask each of our members to bring a flower to exchange. We hope you can join us for a very special service at 9:15 or 11:00 a.m.. Each service will be followed by an Easter Egg Hunt and a cookie reception.
Music: The First Universalist Singers will debut We Become the Light, written especially for this occasion by acclaimed choral composer Jason Sheldon.
Monthly Worship Theme
A People of Emergence
Howard Thurman wrote, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
If you were to envision how you want to grow or mature as an individual, what qualities would you enhance in yourself? What would you diminish or remove from your life?
What resources do you need to move towards your healthiest vision of yourself? Which of those resources are available to you now?
In what ways do we need to grow and mature as a congregation? What resources will we need?
What challenges might limit or impede growth in the direction of your vision? How can those challenges be overcome?
What makes you “come alive”? What would need to change for you to be able to come alive more often?
A just and loving world needs Unitarian Universalism. It needs our gifts of labor, love, and money. Without these, our vision can neither go out into the world, nor help to change it.
Rev. Jeannie Shero
Reggie Berg Trio
In the sanctuary
This event will be full of colorful original material for Reggie’s solo piano album, “My Spoken Heart,” music of Leonard Bernstein, music from the Pixar film, “Coco,” and a few carefully chosen American songbook tunes. Come and support live music at the last event in our annual First Universalist Concert Series.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wills and Trusts
1:00 – 2:30pm
Why do I need a will? What happens if I die without one? Does it matter if my will is from a different state? What’s the difference between an executor and a personal representative? What’s the difference between a living will and an advance directive? What is a power of attorney (POA)? What is a fiduciary? What type of fee arrangements do attorneys use? Join us in Colvin Commons to hear Ms. Tuthill, an estate attorney, answer these questions and others.
Men’s Renewal Weekend
At this annual retreat, we have engaging programs and also time to socialize and enjoy the mountain scenery. The cost is $135 per person and covers meals and lodging at Highlands Camp at Larkspur. For more details please contact Peter Kaufman. Carpooling is available.
Book Your Photo Session for Church Directory
Sign Up Now for Sessions April 3-10
Need Mother’s Day gift ideas? You will receive one free portrait print, and additional prints will be available to purchase with a portion of proceeds going to benefit our church. Help make our new member directory complete with your photo.
The music program at First Universalist Church seeks to enrich and enhance our experience of spirituality, community, and creative service through music.
Join us for Music Sunday on May 6th when our senior choir will perform Beethoven’s Fantasia Op. 80 in C Minor.
Compassion in Action
We are committed to social justice. Each month, we give all but one of our Sunday Offerings to non-profit organizations in our community doing work that aligns with our values.
We provide an ongoing program of diverse adult religious education offerings, which will engage spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and ethical aspects of personal growth of adults of all ages, from young adults to seniors.
Loving each other
We support each other in times of need, celebrate with each other in times of joy, and practice radical hospitality, welcoming everyone with open hearts and open minds.
Seeking the truth in love
We teach and learn from each other, from the youngest to the oldest among us. We encourage, support and nourish each other on our personal paths to understanding.