How many of you have phones that can access the Internet? In the land of smartphones and other mobile devices, there are 3G and 4G wireless networks. The G stands for generation. A 3G network is so fast that it allows a lot of … read more.
When deciding what direction my stewardship moment should take, I considered different angles. I first thought about being painfully direct—reminding the congregation that we can’t do all the great stuff we do and all the great stuff we want to do without having enough … read more.
I’ve been attending First UU since August 2012, and I joined not too long after. Having heard about the UU faith when I was a Christian, I knew right away that this was where I needed to be. I knew that I’d be welcomed … read more.
On occasion I am beyond flattered by circumstances, Most recently it was being recognized at the Wichita NOW Chapter’s Annual Colleen Kelly Johnston’s “She Makes a Difference” Dinner, along with Julie Burkhart and Marge Zakoura Vaughn.
First UU of Wichita is gearing up to go through the process of earning the Green Sanctuary Certification from the UUA. This involves an extensive effort to build awareness of environmental issues in our congregation through many dimensions of our personal as well as … read more.
We are in Day Six in this summer’s antiabortion grandstanding event. A small corps of antiabortion activists is in town, attempting to recreate the hysteria of 25 years ago, when thousands of them descended on Wichita. The goal, largely accomplished in 1991 but pretty much a bust this … read more.
People, regardless of their gender, sexuality, or any other trait, are always in transition. From daughter to mother, brother to uncle, we all undergo changes in our lives. However, trans people experience transition in a very unique and … read more.
Ten years ago a friend had a startling reaction to my casual reference to “we feminists.”
“I’m not a feminist,” my 20-something friend responded indignantly, much to my surprise. I knew her to be someone who thought clearly about women’s issues.
[This post is the first in an on-going series of social justice stories and reflections from members of the First UU Wichita congregation. If you would like to submit a blog post for publication, please contact our Social Action Coordinator Margi Ault-Duell at firstname.lastname@example.org. … read more.
Now seeking applications for our 2016-2017 Share the Plate Award!
We’re moving into a process for selecting Share the Plate recipients that involves the participation of the whole congregation. Organizations can apply directly or be nominated by our members to receive support from us for … read more.
The Bylaws task force is nearing completion of its draft and wants to make it available and known to as many church members as possible. We will have two “listening sessions,” similar to the covenant process:
#1 – Sunday, Feb. 8, after church
#2 … read more.