Jan. 25-27 — O.W.L. Facilitator Training
Jan. 28 — Adult Ed: Catching Up With the Environmental Team, 9:30 a.m.
Jan. 28 — Congregational Annual Meeting and luncheon, noon
Feb. 14 — Ash Wednesday service, 7 p.m.
Feb. 19 — Church office closed
Feb. 25-March 18 — New Members Class, 9:30 a.m.
Not a Valentine's Day Kind of Love.
"The love of which Paul speaks recognizes that words as well as actions have power. This kind of love intentionally avoids being rude. It refrains from complaining or whining. It’s a love that filters its Facebook posts, or thinks twice about what it retweets. It is a love that avoids hurting or embarrassing other people." - Deborah Kapp
Jan. 27 — Prime Time Winter Picnic, 5 p.m.
Feb. 2-4 — Women's Retreat
Feb. 8 — Evening Division dinner and program: Re-examining Adam and Eve, 6 p.m.
Feb. 10 — Shakespeare's Valentines: Music at First Gargoyle Brass and choir concert, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 13 — Chili cook-off to benefit FUJI, 6 p.m.
Anne Lamott suggests that, at its heart, prayer can be boiled down to three mundane words: “Help, thanks, wow.” My friend Joanne Lindstrom says we should add the word “oops” to this list of simple prayers, and she’s got a good point. So, here’s a basic prayer: “Oops. Help. Thanks. Wow.”
— Deborah Kapp
November 26, 2017
First United's Environmental Justice Team is busy helping the congregation take a greener outlook on life. All are welcome to donate or take reusable shopping bags from the bag rack. We have new bins for trash, recycling, and composting as part of our Zero Waste Program. On Jan. 28, team members will lead an adult education class on composting, native gardens, fossil fuel divestment, and other initiatives.