Upcoming Services

June 24 – Blessings of Music

Rev. Jason Shelton First U is thrilled to welcome Rev. Jason Shelton as our worship leader to bless us with music! Rev. Shelton is a composer, arranger, conductor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, workshop and retreat leader. His compositions have been performed in churches and concert halls throughout North America, and his workshops for choirs, musicians and ministers … Continued

July 1 – All Are Called: General Assembly 2018

Rev. Teri Every year, our democratically-governed association of congregations has an annual conference for purposes of governance, worship, education, and fellowship. This year’s GA theme, All Are Called, is grounded in a deep belief that we are all prophets. Our denomination asks an age-old question seeking new answers: who and how are we called to … Continued

July 8 – A Time for Singing

Jeff Hamrick First U’s music director, Jeff Hamrick, leads the congregation in a spirited yet reflective exploration of Singing the Living Tradition, our main UU hymnal (first published in 1993!). Though many of us can sing a good number of the well-known hymns, there are other lovely songs that languish in obscurity. Bring your voice, … Continued

July 15 – Lessons from the Silk Road

Rev. Dr. Lee Barker A trek through the Indian Himalayas yielded a guide to the path of cross-cultural and interreligious engagement.  On this Sunday, Rev. Dr. Barker will explain some of the lessons that were gained along the way. Lee Barker is President and Professor of Ministry at Meadville Lombard Theological  School (UU) in Chicago.  … Continued

July 22 – Whose is the face of god?

Rev. Jason Lydon In June of this year, a group of psychologists at the University of North Carolina released a report after surveying over 500 people in the US, finding that the most common face of god is a young white man. We will reflect together on what it means for UUs, humanists and theists … Continued

July 29 – Summer Seminary

This service is being led by participants in the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Summer Seminary program. These high-school-aged youth have come from around the country to explore the possibility of becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister, religious educator or other religious professional through a five-day immersive program held at Meadville Lombard Theological School this week. Come to … Continued