First Universalist Church of Minneapolis
Weekly Family eNews

Worship this Sunday
September 4, 10am 

The Grace Within the Waiting
Shay MacKay, guest speaker

Transitions and change move us through liminality; sometimes this happens quickly, sometimes we can linger there for quite awhile. Join Shay MacKay in exploring the terrifying and exciting space between what has been and what will be - and how we can find both patience and grace within the waiting.

Learn more about the upcoming service online
Missed a Sunday? Find the podcast online.

 There are no Religious Education classes this Sunday due to the Labor Day holiday.
Childcare available for ages 6 months-5th grade only

Coming up soon:  

Sunday, Septmember 11, we return to two services, at 9:30am and 11:15am, with our multigenerational Water Communion service. 

Religious Education classes for 2016-2017 start 
Sunday, September 18.
Chalice Lighter Training
Sunday, September 25, 12:30-3pm
C halice Lighters serve an important role in our worship tradition, lighting the chalice before each Sunday service. Our 3rd-5th grade Chalice Lighters bring a sense of wonder, reverence, joy and beauty to our chancel. In return, the experience gives them a sense of confidence, satisfaction, pride and belonging in a community that sees and values their contributions.

Saturday, September 24, 11am-4pm
First Universalist Church is excited to host an outdoor community event in our newly-resurfaced, environmentally-friendly parking lot! There will be live music, food trucks, a bounce house and general fun times with fellow congregants and our neighboring community. Performers include: Ron Parker, folk band members, Alan Ware and David Lauth, Ellis, and A Ghost Revival. This family-friendly event is free (food available for purchase), though donations will gladly be accepted to help cover costs. Mark your calendar now and don't miss this fun fall event!

2016-2017 Religious Education Registration Open
Children, youth and families are at the heart of the ministry of First Universalist, and our Religious Education program for children and youth is one of the largest among bricks and mortar UU churches worldwide. We continue to align Religious Education with the values and mission of the larger church so that children and youth are actively engaged in a spiritual journey with the whole congregation. E ach class offers a variety of activities  on Sunday  mornings, including stories, singing, sharing joys and concerns, spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation, games, crafts and hands-on projects.

for the 2016-2017 church year. Read through the class descriptions for each age/grade level and find the registration form on our Religious Education website. Please keep in mind that some classes are now full, and bring a spirit of flexibility. We will find a spot for every family at one of the two service times. The safety of our kids, the capacity of our volunteer staff, and the quality of the church experience for everyone informs our enrollment policies. 
for Religious Education and learn more about our Sunday morning programs for children and youth
First Universalist Church of Minneapolis
Lauren Wyeth, Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries
3400 Dupont Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 825-1701 x111