Our long-time and much-loved Director of Religious Education, Cathy Seggel, is retiring after nearly 30 years of service at First U. This service will celebrate her in many ways, including with special guests. A celebration reception, with food, fun, and more surprises, will be held … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Liz Lerner Maclay
Rev. Liz will share “Reflections on a Pilgrimage,” after the 10-day Scotland hiking pilgrimage with 12 members of the church. Listen to some stories of how the trip inspired the hikers, and what the other ‘pilgrims’ learned about Rev. Liz’s sabbatical plans. If you cannot … read more.
Get ready for an uplifting service of message and music. We will be joined by our friends of the Bethel AME church and the multi-voice choir will be directed by David Smith, Executive Director of Worship at All Souls Church in Tulsa, OK. Please note … read more.
Continuing with our April theme of Salvation, this service will give us the opportunity to reflect on accessibility at First U. Does everyone have equitable access to our facilities? Are we doing enough to anticipate the needs of those with differing abilities? Join Rev. Liz … read more.
Join us as we celebrate the First U community and all of the ways we have stayed connected – against the odds! This is the official kick-off day for our 2022-2023 Commitment Drive, and you won’t want to miss this service of inspiration and shared … read more.
As we continue to explore the history of First U as part of the celebration of our 300th anniversary, Rev. Liz reflects on what we have been learning about First U and race in Providence and Rhode Island. Our History Committee has hired a researcher … read more.
Longer days, warmer weather, brighter sun, and renewed creation are just some of the things we associate with Spring. These days, we also have constantly shifting realities and new and rejuvenated activity. Join us for a lively service about what’s new and what’s on the … read more.
This Sunday will introduce our March theme of “Letting Go.” Join Rev. Liz, Rev. Roger, and Music Director Jeff for this celebration of worship (which will NOT include any musical selections from Frozen!). Explore what it means to NOT maintain strict control over everything. Our … read more.
Sabbaticals are commonplace in academia and the ministry, but several of our most recent ministers have elected not to take one. Rev. Liz is eligible for her sabbatical now, after five very active years with us. This service will explore the benefits and challenges of … read more.