Note: Meeting room numbers are posted at the church office and information table
New U Class
Saturday, March 8, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
While the New U Class is primarily a pathway to membership, everyone is welcome - both the curious and those who have already decided to join us. We will explore how your spiritual journey led you to us and how UUs talk about religion. You’ll have a short tour of the building and find out the way things run here at First Church. During the class you’ll have the opportunity to meet several church leaders and staff. We’ll do our best to answer your questions.
The day includes a complimentary lunch, giving everybody an opportunity to get better acquainted with each other. Facilitated by church staff and Welcome Team leaders.
Childcare will be available; e-mail names and ages to email@example.com by Friday, February 28. We require a minimum of ten participants in the class. Registration is required so please sign up at the church or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office at 713–526-5200.
Daylight Savings Time begins on
Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 a.m.
Set your timepieces forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night, March 8, and use this time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Free Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, March 22, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Courtesy of the Young Adults Group of First Church
Join us for a celebration of Spring pancake breakfast. Gingerbread or buttermilk and plenty of coffee. Cooks are welcome to join us beforehand. Hope to see a crowd come and enjoy a free breakfast!
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 29, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., our congregation will offer a Blessing of the Animals, under the direction of Rev. Kathleen Ellis, we will align ourselves with this world wide practice that follows in the footsteps of St Francis. “At Franciscan churches, a friar with brown robe and white cord often welcomes each animal with a special prayer. Usually the Blessing of Pets is held outdoors. Noah’s Ark was never like this! If you cannot bring your pets, you can bring a photo of hem. Last year the Houston Police Department’s Mounted Patrol brought two of their horses to be blessed. Wonder who will show up this year?
Join us for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and renewal. We’ll enjoy hiking trails, canoeing on a lake, outdoor activities for kids, a variety of optional workshops, relaxation in rocking chairs, and meals together. All ages are welcome! The retreat will be held at the Piney Woods Conservation Center, which is about 3½ hours north of Houston and east of Lufkin. Click here for registration information, or pick up a registration form in Channing Hall.