The past year or so has been difficult - hasn't it?  Perhaps you are feeling crispy?  Burned out, overwhelmed, scared, anxious, adrift, or all alone?  Yeah, same.  But, I am here to tell you, you aren't all alone.  We know what you've been through this year, and we're here for you.  This year, we're focusing on compassion, community, and covenant.  One day, I know, we'll be together again.




Third Friday Tad Talks

Like a Ted Talk, but a tad different... Our church, and indeed our city, is filled with experts. Join us for this monthly program, brought to you by Adult Faith Development, to hear one of these experts share their wisdom a la Ted Talks. With roughly 15 minutes allocated to presentation, and 15 minutes allocated to moderated discussion, this is a quick and easy way for adults and youth to live into our third principle: "We're free to learn together!" Please note, all sessions will be recorded, and posted on First Church's YouTube channel for later viewing.

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Back, by popular demand, Tim Kraus presents This Land, Too: Exploring Land Acknowledgments Further, a follow-up to his original Tad Talk, “This Land,” from November.  Were you disappointed that Tim’s Tad Talk from November had to be cut short?  Want to learn more about the indigenous history of the Ohio valley, in particular?  Would you like to explore how to honor the indigenous heritage of this land, without cultural appropriation?  Then what are you waiting for?

This Tad Talk is scheduled for Friday, January 21, 2022 at 7 PM.  RSVP by days end Thursday, January 20, 2022 at https://tinyurl.com/5cbbzzym

View Tim’s original Tad Talk, “This Land: Exploring Land Acknowledgements,” now, on YouTube, at https://youtu.be/Y0zeY0g21k4m 

This Land Too

Owning Your Religious Past

Baggage, we all have it.  No, I am not talking about the physical kind that we pack for vacation.  I am talking about the metaphorical kind that we carry with us, wherever we go.  The kind that contains joy and pain, secrets and truths.  Many come to Unitarian Universalism with religious baggage from another faith.  But, even those of us who grew up UU carry religious baggage. Don’t you think it’s time to revisit the religious spaces and people from your childhood in a way that promotes greater self-understanding and personal peace?  I sure think so.Join me Tuesdays – January 25, February 8, February 22, and March 8 – at 7 PM via Zoom for Owning Your Religious Past. 

Register by days end Monday, January 24 at https://tinyurl.com/2p89ja5u 

 Owning Your Religious Past


"Defund Fear" Book Discussion

Come spring, Social Justice, in partnership Lifespan Faith Development, will present a discussion of this year’s UUA common read, “Defund Fear: Safety Without Policing, Prisons, and Punishment” by Zach Norris (Beacon Press, 2021). The UU Common Read builds community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared platform for reflection and a shared focus for action. Further, a Common Read can take us on a powerful faith journey as we explore—each of us, and together—what it means to be human and accountable in a pain-filled world.

You can request a copy of this book now at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or purchase a copy through inSpirit (https://tinyurl.com/2p9xcjkn) or Amazon (https://tinyurl.com/3ecnz24w).  Audio and ebook are also available through Amazon.

 Defund Fear



First Church TikTok

With the holiday’s fast approaching, there isn’t much room in the schedule to make Tiktok videos.  So, the channel is on pause, at least through December.  The occasional video may still be uploaded, but no regular posting will take place.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Have questions?  Feel free to contact our Direct of Lifespan Faith Development, Meredith Plummer, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Feb 10 2022
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Feb 12 2022
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Feb 13 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
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Feb 13 2022
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Zoom Coffee Hour
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Feb 16 2022
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Linton Piano Delivery
Feb 17 2022
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Feb 17 2022
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Committee on Ministry
Feb 17 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Feb 18 2022
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Feb 18 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tad Talk
Feb 18 2022
07:00PM - 07:45PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Feb 19 2022
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Social Justice Committee
Feb 19 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
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Feb 20 2022
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Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Feb 20 2022
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Zoom Coffee Hour
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Feb 20 2022
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Feb 20 2022
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Linton Chamber Music Concert
Feb 20 2022
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Linton Piano Pickup
Feb 21 2022
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Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
Feb 21 2022
04:30PM - 06:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Feb 21 2022
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Owning Your Religious Past
Feb 22 2022
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Feb 24 2022
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Feb 27 2022
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Zoom Coffee Hour
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Reconnect (Online)
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Feb 27 2022
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Second Annual Talent Show
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Music/choir rehearsal
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Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
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Mar 06 2022
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Zoom Coffee Hour
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Linton Piano Delivery
Mar 10 2022
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Music/choir rehearsal
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Worship Committee
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Linton Chamber Music Concert
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Linton Piano Pickup
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Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
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Barbara Bonney's Sharing Circle
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Music/choir rehearsal
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Committee on Ministry
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Zoom Coffee Hour
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Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
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Mar 21 2022
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Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 24 2022
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Mar 27 2022
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Mar 27 2022
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Mar 28 2022
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CCO auditions
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