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December 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Attitude of Gratitude: THANK YOU First UU Staff!

The Board agreed with Norman Fouhy, your acting Executive Director, and his recommendations for distributing the holiday bonuses. We have been unanimously impressed with the excellent professionalism and ability to rise up to new challenges exhibited by the staff during this sabbatical period, and the contributions raised toward the holiday…

Added by Daniel Widyono on December 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

There Will Be An Answer

Following the horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut, Union reserved one of the chapels for use by members of the campus community who wanted a space for silent prayer and reflection. Sitting next to one of my classmates and holding each other as we sobbed at the unimaginable tragedy that was unfolding, I found myself lose all sense of hope. How are we supposed to believe in the inherent good of all people when events like these occur? Innocent lives are lost every day to the senselessness…


Added by Ranwa Hammamy on December 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Workshop Proposals for JPD District Assembly

District Assembly

Expanding Our Ministries, Building Our…

Added by Michael McKee on December 12, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

And now for a word from ...

This morning I had the pleasure of serving for the first time as "Communications Associate" - a.k.a. doing the Announcements during the Sunday service. This year, in order for the congregation (especially newer members and visitors) to connect faces with names of the lay leadership, we are rotating this role among the Board, MLT, and team leaders.

The fine line between too much information and too little information has always been a delicate balance.  The good news is that First UU…


Added by Katherine Schneider on December 9, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

December Beacon

Want to keep up with all of the holiday fun with your friends at First U? Be sure to check out this month's edition of The Beacon!

The December issue contains all kinds of seasonal info, as well as:

  • info about the choir's New Year's Eve concert at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • fall First U New Member photos and biographies
  • a…

Added by Michael McKee on December 5, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

UUA December Bulletin

December 2012 Congregational Bulletin

Bulletin Items

Updates and Announcements from the Unitarian Universalist Association UUA (PDF) include:

  • Central East Regional Group (CERG) UU Disaster Relief Fund
  • Certification of membership information for 2013
  • A special 50th anniversary video from the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO)
  • Dental Plan Open…

Added by Michael McKee on December 4, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

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