First Universalist Church
Weekly E-News: July 17th, 2014
July 20th Order of Service and Bulletin
To view the July 20 Order of Service and Bulletin online, click below. 
Summer Worship Schedule, one service at 10:00AM.

Art Exhibit in Social Hall

ART EXHIBIT:  Our Current exhibit in the Social Hall features fine art collage pieces by Madeleine Lowry.  This is a fundraiser for Camp Unistar and all artist proceeds from art sales will be donated to the Camp Unistar Foundation. The exhibit runs through August 31.

Church 'Spruce Up' August 4th to 9th


We will be re-painting the back wall of the chancel and four of the classrooms during the first week in August.  A poster showing the new chancel colors is on display Sundays in the narthex or social hall.  If you can volunteer some help that week, please sign up online by clicking here. We hope to see you there!


If you have any additional questions, email Bill McTeer or Lynne Stanley.


We extend our gratitude to the Association of Universalist Women (AUW) for generously donating the funds to paint the chancel. 

Foundation Board Vacancy
We have a mid-term opening for a Director on our Foundation Board at First Universalist Church.  According to our bylaws, in the case of a midyear resignation, we must notify our congregation in writing.  The Nominating Committee then identifies an interim Director, subject to Board of Trustees' approval.  The new Director's interim term will extend through June 2015 with eligibility to be elected for a three-year term at our Annual Meeting in June.  Specifics about the role and application process are available by clicking here.
Hurry!  The Deadline for Application is:  July 21, 2014.


Did You Know?


Our website has a page dedicated to the various forms of communication that we use here at First Universalist Church, including publication submission information and deadlines.  To visit this page and learn more, click here!
For the latest news and information, be sure to check out our website:


Water Communion: 
September 7th
On Sunday, Sept 7, we will celebrate the UU tradition of Water Communion -- and now is not too early to collect your liquid offering. We certainly have enough water this summer to make it hard to choose your source. Gather up a few ounces of that precious liquid -- from Minnehaha Falls, your basement, your travels, the lake, or your favorite pool. Then, in the fall, bring your drops to join with the waters of our whole community in our Water Communion ingathering ritual. 


July 20 OOS & Bulletin
Art Exhibit in Social Hall
Spruce Up the Church in August
Foundation Board Vacancy
Did You Know?
Water Communion in September
Care Packages for Sale
Lake Harriet Bandshell August 3
Summer Choir
Handy Helper Needed
Let Them Know You Care

Sometimes Large Deeds Come in Small Packages! 


This Sunday the school-age children of First Universalist will be selling care packages for people experiencing homelessness. Congregants are encouraged to buy them to keep in their cars so they have something to give when they encounter someone who needs help. The packages contain bottled water, granola bars, clean socks and sunscreen.  $5 covers the cost of one package, but please give whatever you can afford. The main goal is to get the care packages into people's hands!


Care packages can be purchased in the social hall after the 10:00 am service.


Lake Harriet Bandshell on August 3rd at 10am! 


Join us for an energizing worship service and a potluck lunch at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on Sunday, August 3 at 10am. 
The Universal Jazz Band may just blow the top off the bandshell!  Please bring a dish to share and your own dishes/utensils.  This will be our only worship service that Sunday.


Your invitation to sing in Summer Choir 

Do you like to sing? Have you thought about being in a choir, but you can't make an extended commitment? Summer Choir may be just right for you. The Summer Choir is scheduled to sing on July 27 and August 24.
Rehearsals are at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the service. Yes, only one rehearsal on the day of the service. Music is easy enough to learn in the 45 minute rehearsal. All are welcome! If you have any questions, please contact: 


Handy Helper Needed 


Help an elderly Minneapolis resident remain safely in their home. Volunteer your time to assist with MINOR REPAIRS. Snowbirds, retirees, and trainees welcome (over the age of 18). You must have some experience to ensure that the work is done correctly (license not required). Choose your own unpaid handyperson schedule. Adult individuals, two-person teams, and small groups welcome.


Exact location TBD in Minneapolis, depends upon where the senior citizen resides. One-time unpaid volunteer opportunities are also available. Please contact Jeanne the NIP Seniors Program, Volunteer Coordinator at: or call 612-746-8549 for more information. Our website is

Senior citizens who reside in Minneapolis and need a handyperson should call 612-374-3322 or email for more information. Outside of Minneapolis, contact the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433 for details. Thank you!

Let Them Know You Care

Looking for a small, yet powerful way to make a difference? Send a card to someone experiencing a significant joy or sorrow in their life.  Each Sunday, we honor those who are experiencing a major life transition during our worship service and in our printed Cycle of Life.  To extend a gesture of care and connection, write them a card in the Welcome Center, which is the small room in the atrium located between the social hall and the education wing.  Simply select a card, write a caring message, and drop it in the basket provided.


First Universalist Church
3400 Dupont Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55408

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