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Rev. Abbey Tennis, Lead Minister

A lifelong Unitarian Universalist from the Boston area, Rev. Abbey Tennis is passionate about vibrant, robustly spiritual, urban ministry in a multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-generational setting. Her great loves in congregational ministry include worship leadership, collaborative leadership development, institutional anti-racism and anti-oppression work, and the building of resilient networks of pastoral care. A graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry, she was ordained at All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, DC, where she served as Intern Minister. In 2015, Rev. Abbey completed service as the Interim Advancement Director at Starr King School for the Ministry, overseeing the seminary’s fundraising and Institutional Advancement work, and served as the Minister for Worship and Pastoral Care at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland in Oakland, California from 2015-2016. She is honored to currently serve as the settled minister at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rev. Hannah Capaldi, Minister for Faith Formation

Reverend Hannah Capaldi is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist.  She was raised in the congregation at First Parish of Concord and was ordained there in December of 2019. 

Hannah graduated from Union Theological Seminary in New York City where she taught afterschool to eighth graders, served as a chaplain at a shelter for LGBTQ+ youth, and worked in the college program at the Bedford Hills Womens Prison.  She completed her Clinical Pastoral Education at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital and her ministerial internship at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Washington Crossing. 

Rev. Hannah lives in West Philly with her wife Livia.  She loves to grill, garden, swim, and read long-form journalism. She can be reached at revhannah@philauu.org

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Sunday Worship (11 AM EDT) Zoom link

https://uuma.zoom.us/j/145662677 
Meeting ID: 145 662 677


Call in number: (646) 876-9923
Meeting ID: 145 662 677 

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You can also watch Sunday service live on our Youtube channel


September 27. Fail Often
Service led by: Rev. Abbey Tennis
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly,” said Robert F. Kennedy. How many times do we choose not to act because we fear we will fail? In our relationships and our aspirations, how can we move through fear of failure to courageous living?

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March 12, 2020: Online Services Only, Beginning This Sunday (3/15)

March 6, 2020: First Unitarian Church's Message on COVID-19

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As an official Welcoming Congregation we are inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people.

For people with disabilities, we provide assisted listening devices, large print orders of service and hymnals. Also, our Sanctuary, Parish Room and Chapel are wheelchair accessible.


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