News

New safe church policy announced

In a major initiative to make First Unitarian a safe and welcoming place for everyone, the Prudential Committee approved a new Safe and Civil Church Policy. Jay Glasson, PruComm president, recently announced the new policy by email to members and friends. A sub-group of the PruComm, headed by Cynthia Rosengard when she was president, worked … Continued

East Side Monthly article features Rev. Liz Maclay, First Unitarian

Cover story “Politics and Religion: How East Side clergy are encouraging difficult conversations in divisive times” prominently features Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay and First Unitarian in the January issue of East Side Monthly. The article “Faith in Action: East Side clergy on the need for political work and how to heal partisan divides in the … Continued

New membership class begins in February

Are you thinking about becoming a member of First Unitarian? Or would you just like to find out more about Unitarian Universalism or First Unitarian Providence? A new Path to Membership class on the weekend of February 24th-25th can provide you with the information you need. The two-session class begins on Saturday, February 24, from … Continued

Contractor to begin restoration work on Meeting House in April

The exterior of our 200-year-old Meeting House will get a much-needed restoration beginning in April when contractor E. F. O’Donnell begins work. An appointed task force selected O’Donnell based on experience, completeness of bid response, financial health, project delivery history, and project cost. A recent capital campaign raised $1,180,000 to cover restoration costs. Work is … Continued

January newsletter now available

The January 2018 newsletter features: Coming of Age Taco Fiesta – page 3. Meeting House Restoration – page 5. New Members – pages 6 & 7. Transylvania Partner Church – page 9. Chalice Circle Signups and Samplers – page 10. Harry Potter and the Sacred Text – page 10. Sanctuary Host Training – page 11. … Continued

A New Christmas Eve celebration begins

At both Christmas Eve services we’ll be honoring all infants born to families in the church by naming them and lighting a candle for each of them to lift up the blessing and hope of their new lives. This moment is simple and joyful. If you have a baby born in your family whose name … Continued

Christmas Plants to Decorate the Meeting House

Submit orders to the church office by Sunday, December 10 Each holiday season, the church is filled with poinsettias given in memory or celebration of a loved one(s). The cost is $20 per plant per person. To order your poinsettia, contact the church office (401.421.7970) or fill out the form in the order of service … Continued

Rev. Liz Maclay interviewed on Latino Public Radio

First Unitarian’s Rev. Liz Maclay recently spoke with Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, President of Latino Public Radio in Providence, on a live broadcast from their studio in Pawtucket.  They covered a wide range of topics, including the history of First Unitarian in Providence, the principles of Unitarian Universalism, and the FIrst Unitarian congregation’s vote last spring to … Continued