Note: Meeting room numbers are posted at the church office and information table
Sunday, May 4
To join First Church, we ask that you complete a few forms: New Member Information, Talents and Interests, a Pledge Card that requires a financial commitment, and a Skills Inventory. These forms are available in the office or from a Sunday Morning Welcoming Team member. New members can join on the first Sunday of each month at the Welcome Table in Channing Hall after church.
Awakening in a Time of Climate Change
Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D.
Sunday, May 4, 1:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker at 1:30 p.m., Workshops at 3 p.m.
Free Admission — Community networking & refreshments between talk and workshops
Dr. Thomas will open with a survey of global cooling and warming past and present, the driving force of greenhouse gases, and other challenges for life on Earth. She will offer perspectives for moving from blame towards action that nourishes our personal and collective lives.
- Green Architecture
- Quality Air
- Urban Agriculture
- Local Economy
- Low-Carbon Transit
Dr. Stephanie Thomas is a geologist and paleoclimatologist experienced in reconstructing ancient environment and climate. After working in the energy industry, she now focuses on environmental advocacy and developing community resilience.
New U Class
Saturday, May 10, 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.
We require a minimum of ten participants in the class. Registration is required for the class so please sign up at the church, contact us at email@example.com or call the church office at 713–526-5200.
Special Springtime Fundraising
Drawing May 11
Our Mother’s Day raffle prize will be an Apple iPad mini with Lightening to USB Cable and USB power adapter. It will support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 and will require Apple ID and Internet access.
Tickets are only $5.00 each or a pack of six for $25.00.
The drawing will be on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, after the second service.
Remember, someone has always won the raffle prizes but they had to buy a ticket for that to happen.