First U honors the third principle, encouragement of spiritual growth. There is a rich set of options for adults looking for personal development in 2018-19:

    • Once or twice a month, First U hosts a “First Forum” on a currrent topic pertinent to religious or spiritual life. All are welcome; find details for upcoming forums in First U’s event listings.
      • First Forums on third Sundays are organized by the Social Justice Council. For more information, please contact Evan Freund at evan17 (at)
      • First Forums on other Sundays may be organized by the First Forum Committee. In September and October, for example, the committee has arranged for presentations and discussions centered on end-of-life and death with dignity issues. For more information, please contact Richard Pardo at pardo.richard (at)
    • Interested in the history of Unitarian Universalism? What a Long Strange Trip it’s been! Discover and discuss the details with First U friends in a six-meeting series of video screenings and discussions. Second Sundays, September through February; details in First U’s event listings. All are welcome. For more information, please contact host Allan Lindrup at uusj (at)
    • Each church year, the Adult Education Committee puts together a schedule of educational and enrichment activities offered by and to First U members and friends, whether through special courses or small groups.

For more information about the Adult Education Committee, please contact Phiefer Browne, Chair, at phieferbrowne (at)