Speaker: Rev. Patricia Hart


One hundred years ago (and for a long time before that) people didn’t think women could be ministers – even in our liberal Unitarian and Universalist traditions. Nevertheless, some of them persisted… Come hear stories of the radically different understandings of “church” some of these … read more.

ONLINE ONLY: “Wise Women”

There was much opposition to the idea that women could be ministers in our tradition, back in the 19th and even the early 20th centuries. Nevertheless, some of them persisted… Hear stories of the radically different understandings of “church” that these women brought to life, … read more.

“What a Time to Be Alive!”

As we officially launch the 2020 Stewardship Campaign – raising funds for the 2020/2021 congregational year – let us celebrate the promise of this venerable and vital institution known as “First UU.” What is distinctive about this particular congregation, in this particular and challenging time? … read more.

“Building New Ways”

One purpose for religious community is to be a place where we help one another grow into our best selves: strong in spirit, curious about new ideas, compassionate, awake – joyful and hopeful, even when the facts of the world might lead us in other … read more.

“Telling True Stories” 

Marking Black History Month requires more of us than celebrating a few African Americans who played important roles in our country’s story. It also calls us to learn more of the social and political history that is the legacy of slavery, and that continues to … read more.

“Love and Money”

A look at how two very powerful forces in life – love and money – can pull us in opposite directions in our lives. Can minds and hearts be changed about the purpose of wealth in our world? How the voices of people of color … read more.

“Learning Resilience”

Why are some human beings, or families, or communities, or cultures, particularly resilient? Living through difficult challenges plays a part… but the kind of deep resilience that keeps people centered, determined and even joyful does not inevitably result from finding a way through hard times. … read more.