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Good News for Parking!

Parking Update for First Unitarian Church

Parking restored along 22nd Street, extended to Chestnut Street

We would like to thank those of our First Church family who drive to Sunday service and events for their patience and crucial feedback throughout the past several months. Despite a longstanding, 1993 arrangement with the Streets Department, a handful of members…

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Added by Michael McKee on November 6, 2014 at 1:56pm — No Comments

October Beacon

Not to be outdone by Pumpkin-spiced lattes and full-priced Halloween candy, First Unitarian Church is doing its part to make the 10th month of the year as exciting as possible by unveiling the October issue of our all-church newsletter, The Beacon!

You can pick up a copy in our literature racks in the lobby or the welcome table in the sanctuary. By why wait? The October issue of The Beacon is also available or download online…

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Added by Michael McKee on September 26, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

The Space is the Place: From R5 and Beyond at First Unitarian Church

For nearly 20 years, the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia has enjoyed a special relationship with R5 Productions as part of our ongoing role as a cultural, community and educational epicenter—sometimes hosting as many as six shows in one week! As you may have noticed, R5 shows have…

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Added by Michael McKee on September 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Help Deliver Our Donated School Supplies

The Andrew Jackson School Supplies Drive is closing this week. Thank you to all who contributed to this project -- those of you who donated cash or supplies, those who helped publicize it, or who moved supplies to the school, thank you. With the participation of our congregation and Friends in the City, we collected more than $2,000 in cash and several hundred dollars in supplies. We will use all of it for supplies that will directly benefit the school and the children.

 Transfer of…

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Added by Michael McKee on August 28, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Join Our Religious Education Team

JOB POSTING: RELIGIOUS EDUCATORS

The First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, is seeking one part-time Religious Education Coordinator and two part-time Lead Teachers to work during the fall and spring semesters during the 2014-2015 year.

Duties of the Coordinator: The Religious Education Coordinator will administer a growing Religious Education program designed to inspire the moral, intellectual,…

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Added by Michael McKee on July 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Hello from Your New Communications Director

Roughly four years ago, just before moving to the West Coast, I had the privilege of  helping establish the position of Communications Director at First Unitarian in the hopes of growing the life and profile of the congregation and this historic community center. Since then, under Jeff Frankel, Rachel Karasick and--most recently--Stephanie Cawley, those hopes were realized beyond our initial vision. 

I am honored now to return to First Church as your new Communications Director.…

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Added by Michael McKee on June 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — 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

April Beacon

Short but sweet, the April Beacon is here! Inside you'll find lots of springtime delights...

  • The stunning auction flyer designed by our own Judy Haraburda.
  • Details about the Art Show, Auction, and other upcoming events.
  • The latest updates from the Property Working Group about the soon-to-bloom memorial garden. …

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Added by Michael McKee on April 1, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

March Beacon

Extra! Extra! The March Beacon is here, and it's the best Beacon so far this church year! Inside you'll find...

  • Heartfelt reflections from Ricky Cintron and Ranwa Hammamy, from their visit to the Moral March in February.
  • Beautiful photographs of some secret spaces in the Church by Julia Bernd.
  • Information about upcoming events, classes, and wider UU assembles: welcome in the spring!…

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Added by Michael McKee on February 26, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

February Beacon

Get 'em while they're hot: the February Beacon is here! Download a copy here or pick up a print version in the brochure racks at the Church.

Inside, you'll find

  • Photos from the Andrew Jackson school book drive 
  • Details about the many events coming up at the…
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Added by Michael McKee on January 30, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

January Beacon

The January Beacon is here! Click here to download a copy. Print copies will debut in the church brochure racks after New Year's. 

Inside, you'll find

  • Details about upcoming Adult Religious Education programs 
  • Garden…
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Added by Michael McKee on December 26, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

December Beacon

The December Beacon is hot off the presses! Click to download a copy or pick one up from the brochure racks at the church. 

Inside, you'll find

  • Photos and bios of our many new members 
  • Updates from the Social Justice Ministry Team about the Andrew Jackson…
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Added by Michael McKee on November 27, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

November Beacon

The November Beacon has landed! Click to download a copy or pick one up from the brochure racks at the church. 

Inside, you'll find some important information:

  • Details about the November potluck
  • Exciting updates from the Membership…
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Added by Michael McKee on October 31, 2013 at 2:30pm — 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…
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Added by Michael McKee on September 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

September Beacon & UUA Bulletin

Back home, back to school, and back to the Beacon! The September Beacon is available online and also in the brochure racks at the church.

Check out the September Beacon for info about upcoming events at the church as well as:

  • Updates from the Social Justice Ministry Team…
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Added by Michael McKee on September 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

May Beacon and UUA Bulletin

The May Beacon is hot off the press, so please be sure to check it out online, or pick up a copy next time you're at the church.

The May issue contains upcoming church event info, as well as:

  • a seminarian's reflection on humanity
  • a reflection on the UU Buddhist Fellowship…
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Added by Michael McKee on May 2, 2013 at 8:19pm — No Comments

We Know This, A Pastoral Message

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Added by Michael McKee on April 16, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments

April Beacon & UU Bulletin

Happy spring to you and yours! There are TONS of events and activities coming up at First Unitarian in the month of April, so please be sure to check out this month's edition of The Beacon!

The April issue contains all kinds of church news, as well…

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Added by Michael McKee on March 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

You're Invited...

Added by Michael McKee on March 27, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

UUA Headquarters Update

UUA News Alert
My fellow Unitarian Universalist,  …
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Added by Michael McKee on March 21, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments

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