November 11, 2020 | Announcements & Events

Practice Against Microaggressions
Thursday, November 12, 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Pastor Theresa offers another practice session with breakout rooms: one for BIPOC on healing from microaggressions and another one for dominant culture folks on preventing and cleaning up microaggressions if they happen. To join in, send an email to with MICROAGGRESSIONS in the subject line.

Congregational Sharing with the Finance Team
Sunday, November 15, 9:15 to 10:15 AM

Please join members of the finance team before worship service on Sunday to learn about the status of church finances, including 2020 budget and actuals, a draft 2021 budget, bank account balances, and income from trusts and endowments. Please come with your questions, for which Jodie Mathies and Hester Green will allow plenty of time to answer. To join, request the link by sending an email to with FINANCE in the subject line.

Meditation Group
Monday, November 16, 7:00 to 8:15 PM

On the third Monday of each month, the First Unitarian meditation sangha welcomes meditators of all backgrounds and experience levels. We start by saying prayers of lovingkindness, sit silently for 40 minutes, and conclude with check-ins and gentle conversation. Please contact Carol Emert to join the email list for Zoom details and reminders or if you are interested in learning how to meditate.

The Holidays Are Hard Enough: Holiday Grief Group
Thursday, November 19, and Friday, December 4, 7:00 to 7:30 PM

Meet with folks to talk about grief surrounding the holiday season in a time of COVID-19. There will be two opportunities. For more information, email Alex Haider-Winnett. To receive Zoom details, email with HOLIDAYS in the subject line.

Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-in
November 19-26, 2020

Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association, UU Ministry for Earth, UUSC, & many partners

In 2016, Unitarian Universalists voted to pay special attention to learning our history and rethinking Thanksgiving in the year 2020, in observance of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth.

Now is the perfect time to gather and think together, and to celebrate differently, given that our usual travels and traditions for Thanksgiving holidays are ostensibly canceled by a global pandemic. Please learn moresign up, and help spread the word about the fantastic programs and community documentary film screenings being offered for the Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-In.

Christmas Chapel Workshop
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 to 7:30 PM

For 12 days of Christmas, from December 11 through December 22, we will have short and sweet Christmas Chapels. A Christmas Chapel is an online gathering of 30 minutes or less, hosted by one of the ministries of the congregation. If you or your group is interested in hosting a Christmas Chapel, please check out this planner and join the Christmas Chapel workshop. Send a message to with CHRISTMAS CHAPEL for more information.