Archives: Services

Rev. Augustus Mendon Lord in His Own Words

As we begin the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of our congregation, this will be the final of three services this summer presenting the works of the three long-serving ministers of First U during the 20th century. Neil Bartholomew will read from … read more.

Rev. Robert H. Schacht in His Own Words

As we begin the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of our congregation, this will be the second of three services this summer presenting the works of the three long-serving ministers of First U during the 20th century. Today, Sandy Schacht will read … read more.

Time Travel, Recovery, and Restitution

Can revisiting the past help us heal?  Take a journey through science, science fiction, and faith as Melissa Guillet explores how “time travel” relates to social and environmental justice.

Melissa Guillet became a member of First U in 2008 and is a member of the choir, … read more.

Evolving Tradition

Tradition can be one way that we find identity and meaning in a shared history. But tradition is also frequently used as an exclusionary force, resisting change and hindering the expansion of an open and welcoming community of plural voices. This service will explore how … read more.

Dare to Dream, and Don’t Rush

Aida Wilby will reflect on a desire to survive, will to succeed, and patience to change ones own circumstances, turning dreams into reality through persistence and commitment.  Music will be presented by the women’s a cappella group “Sally Racket”

Aida joined the First U family in … read more.

Relocation: A Journey

Kate Niles will talk about her and her husband’s decision to move from Colorado to Providence, with some reflections on the role of First U and UU principles. A slightly more-than-cameo appearance of the Island of Corfu will also be involved! Music will be presented … read more.

Rev. Tom Ahlburn in His Own Words

As we begin the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of our congregation, this will be the first of three services this summer presenting the works of three long-serving ministers of First U during the 20th century. Roxanne Stern reads from the work … read more.