Connections Week

Connections Week has ended, but you can still sign up to get involved.

If you would like to get on a group’s contact list now, fill out the interest form here.

Covenant Groups

In these groups, 6 to 10 adults led by trained facilitators agree to focus on nurturing relationships among members and to explore their spiritual journeys together. People share their life stories and strengthen ties to each other over time, offering expanding opportunities for growth, caring, and connections within the congregation.

Wisdom Circle

Meet with other elder UUs to explore a new model of aging. We explore a different topic together each month on the 3rd Saturday.

Leadership Succession Committee

Whether you’ve stepped up to leadership or not, we’d love to invite you to a discussion about volunteer leadership at First U. We need your unique and particular contribution in order to accurately confront our challenges, clarify our needs, and explore our resources. Come join us as we engage in the spiritual practice of building beloved community.

Animal Advocates

We work to promote the worth and dignity of all beings through humane education, political advocacy, and assistance to local animal welfare/rescue efforts. Come find out how you can help!

UU People of Color

We welcome all self-identified people of color in our congregation to join us in creating and holding a safe, confidential, and brave place for self-reflection and for the sharing of our individual experiences, to be held in community and compassion. 

Sol Singers

Sol Singers connect, pray, and share songs. Zoom audio is not designed for group singing, but where there’s a will, there’s a song. We take turns leading songs, listening to harmonized recordings, and passing phrases back and forth so we can hear each others’ lovely voices. Come sing with us!

Sip ‘N’ Sup

Participants will enjoy monthly dinners in each other’s homes once it is safe to meet again in person. Locations and participants will rotate each month. Register to be added to our list of participants.

ESL & Citizenship Programs

We are a no-cost tutoring program serving immigrant adults in the community, teaching English language and helping them prepare for their Citizenship tests. Join us!

Family Promise

First Unitarian participates in this interfaith program to provide meals and shelter to families experiencing homelessness, part of a national nonprofit committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. Our next host week is November 1—8. If you would like to volunteer, sign up.

Food Pantry

Our volunteers perform a variety of jobs from shopping for the food, picking up ordered food at Roadrunner Food Bank, and packing and handing out over 90 sacks of food each week to people experiencing food insecurity. New volunteers are needed!

Meet/Greet (over Zoom)

Meet and get to know a variety of other members over Zoom on the 1st Saturday of each month. Chat, share, laugh, learn. Small groups are re-shuffled each month so, over time, you meet many new folks. All members/friends of First U, all ages, and families welcome. Opt in or out each month. Hosts provided. Interested in joining in?

Theology on Tap

We explore spiritual and theological topics with our minds and hearts by reflecting on our experience. Right now we meet on Zoom, but will return to various restaurants and brew-pubs when allowed to meet inside again.

Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPS)

We’re Coyote Willow CUUPS! We celebrate pagan spirituality in a family-friendly environment and all are welcome to join us.

UU Youth Programs 

Our web of youth ministry balances pastoral care, spiritual development, beloved community, justice making, faith exploration, multi-generational relationships, covenantal leadership, and identity formation.

Dining for Women

Part of a national Giving Circle organization, where participants come with a dish and a donation—and learn about the month’s featured program to support women and children in developing nations. We will start meeting over Zoom next month until we can meet again in person.     

Coming to the Table

Coming to the Table (CTTT) is a monthly conversation for understanding toward dismantling racism, meeting on Zoom on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm. Learn more about Coming to the Table at www.ComingToTheTable.org.

Reading on Racism Book Club

We meet monthly over Zoom to discuss books exploring anti-racism. Some titles we’ve explored include Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, and So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Come join us!

Disparate Parts Worship Band

The band formerly known as Spare Parts is still rocking out worship music. If you play or sing contemporary styles, have basic recording gear, can hold time with a click track, and would like to record with the band, be in touch!

Chalice Choir

We meet at 7:00 pm every Thursday, our regular choir night. New members are most welcome to join the choir. We’ll be taking some deep dives, listening to and studying major choral works, as well as rehearsing material for our virtual choir recordings.

Social Justice Council

Our mission is to strengthen and promote social justice work that meets immediate needs and promotes systemic change. We do this by leading and  educating the congregation, supporting its efforts and providing resources. Right now, we’re gearing up for our annual Social Justice Auction, this year completely online.

New Anti-Racism Book Groups: White Rage by Carol Anderson

Recent national events have made racism more visible. Educating ourselves about racism is timely.  We will be forming new reading and discussion Zoom book groups starting in September.

UU the Vote!

Get involved and join hundreds of others across the nation in UU the Vote, a non-partisan faith initiative in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Association and state advocacy networks—along with broader justice movements—to engage and educate communities, mobilize voters, protect elections, and support key ballot initiatives.

Young Adults

We are re-forming our group for adults ages 18-35 to share, live, grow, and love together. Come help us plan our next steps!

UU Theatergoers

Pre-pandemic, we enjoyed local theater productions together (with a group discount, whenever available). We are making plans for Zoom gatherings and would love your ideas of how to enjoy theater together from home!

Immigrant Justice in the Time of Covid

The Immigrant Justice Task Force is in the process of reformulating the group and would welcome an opportunity to share what is happening with interested members of the church.

Earth Web

We are committed to caring for the Earth. We are interested in both study and action in this endeavor. We will start meeting again on Zoom this month. Come find out how to join us in our work for Climate Justice.

Arts & Aesthetics Committee

Our committee arranges for 10-12 art exhibits per year in the Social Hall and staffs a sales table on Sundays. We are looking for new people with a passion for visual art who would like to join us.

Addiction Recovery Ministry

Addictions present many challenges. Our faith provides strength and comfort with which to meet those challenges. A Recovery Ministry offers resources and information to support reflection and transparency, and to help those with addictions, their families, and their communities along the path to recovery.

Wu T’ai Chi

Would you be interested in a T’ai Chi practice with an experienced instructor? Come help us make plans for the future!

Landscape Committee

Our buildings are surrounded by acres of landscaped grounds, including a certified Wildlife Habitat, designed to minimize water use and emphasize native plants. The Landscape Committee organizes workdays throughout the year to maintain and improve the grounds and habitat.

Adult Religious Education

The Adult Religious Education program offers classes throughout the year on Unitarian Universalist history and heritage; scripture and tradition from world religions; theology, ethics, and justice; and spirituality and personal development. RE is not just for kids!

OHANA Extended Family

OHANA means family! Extended Families provide a family-like group that shares regular social and cultural activities. We gather for fun events, good conversation, and support of each other and our families. Would you like to join us?

Questions?  Contact our Director of Membership & Communications, Laira Magnusson.