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a Reminder about Sunday November 2nd...

On Sunday, November 2nd  our service will include the Mexican celebration of el Dia de los Muertos - the Day of the Dead.  Part of the celebration includes creating a festive altar of remembrance called an ofrenda

The ofrenda will be decorated with traditional elements (flowers, candles, fruit, and pan de…


Added by Susan Veronica Rak on October 22, 2014 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Summer Beacon

The air-conditioning is on, the pool is open, and school's (almost) out! Summer is here and with it comes the last Beacon of the church year. 

Download a copy here or pick one up in the brochure racks at the Church. The Beacon will return in September.

Added by Michael McKee on June 4, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Auditor Grants Highest Rating

In the spring of 2013, the congregation directed the Board to hire an external auditor to review the church’s bookkeeping and financial management. The results from the comprehensive audit are in.

The auditors granted the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia an “unqualified endorsement”—the highest possible rating.  …


Added by Former Settled Minister on January 8, 2014 at 1:10pm — No Comments

October Beacon & UUA Bulletin

Hot off the presses! Download the October Beacon now, or pick up a copy in the brochure racks in the church. Inside you'll find lots of good stuff:


  • Bios and photos of our new members
  • An insightful article from Reverend Addae
  • The inside scoop on the Rummage Sale


Don't forget; November Beacon submissions…


Added by Michael McKee on September 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Natalie J. Perkins b. 8/21/55 - d. 2/13/13

NATALIE JOY (STEIN) PERKINS, died suddenly on February 13, 2013 at age 57.

A graduate of Lower Merion High School, New York University and the New School for Social Research, Natalie was the beloved daughter of the late Anna and Martin Stein. She is survived by her husband Gary Perkins, sister Carol Stein, and cousins Mimi Lenenberg, Joseph, Richard, Ruth and Fredi…


Added by Former Settled Minister on March 12, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

T. Desire Hines (b. 06/10/79 - d. 01/19/13)

A Celebration of Life!

Champagne, Desserts, Friendship & Merriment Guaranteed

Join us at 10pm on April 8 at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia for a Celebration of Life remembering Desiree Hines. THIS IS A CELEBRATION! Wear your happiest of spring colors and be prepared to party.…


Added by Former Settled Minister on March 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Beet of Your Heart Dinner & A Little Night Music Concert

Join us on Friday, February 15 for a…


Added by Michael McKee on February 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Our Social Justice Goals – How Are We Doing?

Social Justice Goals for the 2011-2012 Church Year

  • Education/Literacy Theme
    • School Supply DriveComplete and Successful!
    • Holiday New Book Drive – It’s coming! …

Added by Debby Schultz on October 31, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Life, the Greatest Teacher

Often times we may feel unsure of how to practice our spirituality or long for someone who has attained a higher level of insight to lead the way for us. Nevertheless, when we are open to receiving their wisdom, the people and situations we encounter every day have much to teach us. Because they may not look or act like our idea of a guru, we don’t recognize our teachers, yet they may embody great wisdom. From the insignificant to the major, all the situations in life conspire to teach us… Continue

Added by Rev. Addae Ama Kraba on November 1, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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