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What’s Up Sept 7


First Unitarian Universalist Church of Springfield



Youth Group Open House

This Sunday, September 10th
10 am
All youth, ages 13-17, are welcome to attend

Food and Fun

located downstairs in the southeast teen room

  • Memorial Service for Guy Pollard – Saturday September 9 at 1 pm
  • Getting To Know YoUU – this Sunday September 10 at 12:15 pm downstairs in the southeast teen room. A casual conversation to get acquainted with other newcomers to UUism and First UU of Springfield.

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and the UUA are raising donations for people recovering from hurricane Harvey. 

Sunday October 1st

12:15 pm

We need you – volunteer at First UU!
Join a committee or help out one time.
Big or small – there is an opportunity waiting for you.
Come to our Volunteer Fair
and find out how you can help make First UU a wonderful community!

Check the First UU Calendar for the dates and times of scheduled events.


— Laura Parsons, Chair

Sunday September 10

“Pleasures and Indulgences”
read by Ruth Jenkins

“Life’s Been Good to Me So Far”
“Cheek to Cheek”

performed by Emily Blevins

“Can’t Help Falling in Love”
performed by Mark McKinney and Emily Blevins 

Future Services

September 17
“Embodying Your Truth, Exploring Your Universe”
by Julian Lynn
September 24
by Ryan McCoy


— Amber Fox, DRE

Next Sunday . . .

10 am
Adult RE Seekers (located in library) – Mind and Self
Children’s RE – Embodiment
Teen Group Meeting – Teen Room

11 am
Religious Education Classes

Last Sunday . . .

the Time for All Ages focused on embodiment and Labor Day. Downstairs the kids learned about Labor Day and the way that Labor Organizers have helped American workers.

Volunteer Training

We will be hosting a short volunteer training on September 17th at 10 am before church.

Nursery care available between 10:00 am and 12:15 pm on Sundays.


UU 102 –
The Story of Unitarian Universalism in Springfield

Sunday September 17th
12:15 to 2:30 pm
Sign-up requested so that we can make arrangements for lunch.
Childcare is available with advanced sign-up.



— Kara Lynn, Financial Secretary

Pledge Drive 2018: Give So First UU Can Live!

Pledge forms are available on the table under the clock the church auditorium.
Please fill out the form and place in the locked box on the table.
Please make your pledge no later than Sunday, October 1st.
Thank you for your sincere consideration and pledge!

Humanist Group

Wednesday September 13
7 pm

This month’s topic:
“Humanism’s Responsibility to be Realists”

Brief summary by Jim:

Complete article from Sept 2017 Atlantic:


— Don Underwood, Chair

For the month of September, First UU is supporting Safe to Sleep.
Safe to Sleep is a temporary homeless women’s shelter, primarily supported by donations from individuals and area churches.

UU group takes part in Labor Day Parade

About 10 adults and five children were in the UU Church contingent in the annual Neal Moore Springfield Labor Day Parade on a warm summer day Monday. The parade is named in honor of Neal Moore, a former labor historian, editor and leader who was a member of the First UU Church in Springfield.

Much thanks to Mike who furnished and drove his F250 pickup which carried supplies and  participants who did not walk.

The parade began on Grand  just south of the MSU campus and ended at Fassnight Park.Some took part in the post-parade events, which included a picnic, games and bouncy buildings for children, music, speakers by candidates for public office, booths and an antique car show.

Church Office Hours:
Tues, Wed, Thurs 9 – 1 pm



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