First U Virus Support
Please check this page regularly for the latest updates.
Sunday Worship Online
Each Sunday morning at 10:30, we invite everyone to join together for virtual worship through our new YouTube channel by clicking here.
New videos from Rev. Liz, Rev. Roger, and DRE Cathy Seggel will be posted at worship time each week. Some weeks we may also have music contributed by Music Director Fred Jodry and others. Every week, Rev. Roger will read the joys and sorrows that have been emailed to him during the week.
These brief video postings include chalice lighting, reflections, joys and sorrows, prayer, chapel opportunities for children and youth, and chalice extinguishing. If you have a chalice or candle in your home, have it with you ready to light. To submit a joy or sorrow to Rev. Roger for the to the First U virtual Joys & Sorrows book, click here or call him at 401-965-1212.
We may not be in the same spaces, but we are inseparably joined in spirit. Together we share our joys. Together we bear our sorrows. As always, let’s share Sunday morning together.
Weekday Check-In Messages
In addition to Sunday worship, our staff members and leadership are posting messages during the week.
Rev. Liz: For a Thursday, March 19, video from Rev. Liz, click here.
Rev. Roger: For a Friday, March 27, message from Rev. Roger, click here.
DRE Cathy: For a Friday, March 27, message from DRE Cathy Seggel along with links to many family resources and activities, click here.
First U President Cheryl: For a Thursday, March 27, message from Cheryl, click here.
To submit a joy or sorrow to Rev. Roger for the to the First U virtual Joys & Sorrows book, click here.
For Lay Ministry Team Resources, click here.
For an at-home self-care package from the Spiritual Pathways team, click here.
To view the most recent YouTube worship videos as well as past ones, click here.
From our Leadership
Thursday, March 12, message about closing our church buildings, click here.
To view the First U Coronavirus Policy Chart, click here.
Useful Information Links
Rhode Island Department of Health: Click here.
This comprehensive site covers just about anything you would like to know. It has not only the latest updates about Rhode Island and resources but also highly useful information from the Centers for Disease Control.
Here are some scrolling photos submitted from the virtual potluck dinner on March 13 and a few more photos from the recent Food Pantry distribution.