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Join Us Sunday @ 11 a.m.
October 18 / 18 de octubre / Service in English / Servicio in Inglés
October Theme: Forgiveness / Tema de octubre: Perdón
Arrive early to enjoy Albanza at 10:15 a.m
Llegue temprano para disfrutar Albanza a las 10:15 a.m.

Phoenix Rising from the Ashes:

Celebrating 20 Years of Surviving the Fire, and Launching our 150th Anniversary Year

Be sure to join us for the biggest party of the year as First Unitarian celebrates 20 years of surviving a six-alarm fire in October 1995! San José Fire Chief Curtis Jacobson and District 3 Councilmember Raul Perález, along with other city officials, generous donors, church leaders, and firefighters who subdued our fire, return to First Unitarian so that we can honor their courage, strength, and determination. Children and adults will delight in the fire trucks parked along the curb, and we will celebrate with tacos in the courtyard after the service. We offer ice cream for the whole community as a way of saying thanks and pledging anew our commitment to building a better city and county. As the Alegría Singers will chorus: “Love, Come Take Us Home”!

Worship Leaders: Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones and Some Very Special Guests!; Worship Associate:Julia Rodriguez

El Fénix Levantándose de las Cenizas:

Celebrando 20 años de sobrevivir el incendio y Lanzar Nuestro 150 Aniversario

¡Asegúrense de unirse a nosotros para la fiesta más grande del año en la Primera Iglesia Unitaria que celebra 20 años de sobrevivir a un incendio de seis alarmas en octubre de 1995! El Jefe de los Bomberos de San José, Curtis Jacobson y el Concejal del Distrito 3, Raul Perález, junto con otros funcionarios de la ciudad, generosos donantes, líderes de la iglesia y los bomberos que sometieron nuestro fuego, regresaran a la Primera Iglesia Unitaria para que podamos honrar su valentía, fuerza y determinación. Niños y adultos se deleitarán con los camiones de bomberos estacionados a lo largo de la acera, y celebraremos con tacos en el patio después del servicio. Ofreceremos helado para toda la comunidad como una manera de decir gracias y prometiendo nuevamente nuestro compromiso de construir una mejor ciudad y condado. Mientras Alegría Singers dicen al unísono: “Love, Come Take Us Home”!

Dirige: Nancy Palmer Jones y Algunos Invitados Especiales;
Asociada de Culto: Julia Rodriguez

Standing on the Side of Love

Venga Este Domingo / Servicio en Espanol y Inglés
Todos los domingos / Every Sunday @ 10:15 a.m.

Alabanza: Half-hour Multicultural Small Group Ministry Gathering

Come join us for this simple half-hour prayer-meditation service (without sermon) at 10:15 a.m. in a mixture of English and Spanish in the library. Accessible and welcoming to all, this service provides time to sing, meditate, and reflect in a small group in preparation for the service at 11:00.

Alabanza: Media Hora de Reunión del Pequeño Grupo del Ministerio Multicultural

Venga a unirse a nosotros para este servicio simple de oración-meditación de media hora (sin sermón) a las 10:15 horas en una mezcla de inglés y español en la biblioteca. Accesible e incluyente para todos, este servicio ofrece tiempo para cantar, meditar y reflexionar en un pequeño grupo en preparación para el servicio de las 11:00.


Nursery: Birth - 5 years
Location: Nursery, Church’s Lower Level

Our paid staff provide a loving presence and engage children in games, stories and crafts with seasonal and holiday themes.

1st-4th Grades: Holidays & Holy Days — John Murray Day

John Murray (1741- 1815), a preacher from the British Isles, became the most widely-known and respected voice of American Universalism during the last three decades of the eighteenth century. The legal conflict surrounding his ministry was instrumental in undermining the monopoly of the established church in Massachusetts and in bringing about the legal organization of the first Universalist churches in New England. A friend of Generals George Washington and Nathanael Greene, and the husband of the literary pioneer Judith Sargent Murray, Murray moved in distinguished circles, which brought much-needed respectability, and a sense of self-respect, to a denomination comprised largely of shopkeepers and middling farmers. Children will hear a dramatic story which has since passed into legend and became a foundational myth of American Universalism.

5th-8th Grades: The Questing Year — All The World Together

This session leads participants to explore the problem of intolerance and discover the Unitarian Universalist response to and celebration of diversity. Class members will be asked to examine their own diversity. Intolerance is a familiar concept to many young people as they approach the middle school years, because schools are unfriendly to some of them. Bullies and others can be cutting and cruel to peers they perceive as different in even small ways. Youngsters need support when they are picked on, as well as help in knowing the harm they do when they themselves pick on others.

9th – 12th Grades
The senior high youth group meets from 11:30-12:30 after attending the first part of the 11 a.m. service.  The group offers its members a safe place to share their lives and find support and friendship among open minded and loving peers.  The group engages in discussions about issues relevant to youth’s lives and communities.

Check out Rev. Geoff’s blog on The Spiritual Journey of a Child through Our Faith Community and to see descriptions of our children and youth programs for 2015-16.

Please contact Rev. Geoff, GRimositis@gmail.com if you would like to learn more.

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  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but closed at noon for an hour break.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Closed
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