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Events in February 2023

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January 30, 2023(1 event)

6:30 pm: UU People of Color Group


January 30, 2023

All self-identified people of color are invited to join us for support and fellowship. We meet over Zoom on the 1st, 3rd, and occasional 5th Monday of each month. Email Lucy Silva for login information.

January 31, 2023
February 1, 2023(1 event)

5:00 pm: African-American History Exhibit Viewing


February 1, 2023

February is Black History Month a nation-wide celebration of African American history and accomplishments. Start your celebration with a visit to the current African American History exhibit in the Social Hall! Created by historian and law professor Dr. Sherri Burr, the exhibit provides a comprehensive view of 400 years of African American history in a single location. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss it.
If you would like to see it again, please do! Composed of many images taken from history and document excerpts that provide context, the exhibit is worth a second look. Images taken from prints, drawings, and news clippings from the days of legal slavery provide a compelling view of our country’s racist past, which arguably continues to this day. Images of historical figures like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas are also on display. Most images may be purchased.
The exhibit can be viewed on Sunday mornings, and on select weekdays, co-hosted by the Arts & Aesthetics Committee and the Widening the Circle Group. Contact Peggy Roberts at docpegasus@gmail.com for weekly dates, or keep an eye on the broadsheet and Orders of Service calendar. Arts & Aesthetics Committee representatives are available during exhibit hours for sales of prints.

February 2, 2023(2 events)

4:00 pm: African-American History Exhibit Viewing


February 2, 2023

February is Black History Month a nation-wide celebration of African American history and accomplishments. Start your celebration with a visit to the current African American History exhibit in the Social Hall! Created by historian and law professor Dr. Sherri Burr, the exhibit provides a comprehensive view of 400 years of African American history in a single location. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss it.
If you would like to see it again, please do! Composed of many images taken from history and document excerpts that provide context, the exhibit is worth a second look. Images taken from prints, drawings, and news clippings from the days of legal slavery provide a compelling view of our country’s racist past, which arguably continues to this day. Images of historical figures like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas are also on display. Most images may be purchased.
The exhibit can be viewed on Sunday mornings, and on select weekdays, co-hosted by the Arts & Aesthetics Committee and the Widening the Circle Group. Contact Peggy Roberts at docpegasus@gmail.com for weekly dates, or keep an eye on the broadsheet and Orders of Service calendar. Arts & Aesthetics Committee representatives are available during exhibit hours for sales of prints.

6:30 pm: UU People of Color Group


February 2, 2023

All self-identified people of color are invited to join us for support and fellowship. We meet over Zoom on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Email Lucy Silva for login information.

February 3, 2023
February 4, 2023
February 5, 2023(5 events)

9:00 am: Worship: Eulogies


February 5, 2023

The Ministers & Musicians
The popular, annual service dedicated to regular yet notable people who died in the last year. We’ll celebrate some of the people whose lives touched ours, even if we never knew their names. Inventors, activists, scientists and more… come for good music and good stories; leave with a spring in your step.
Music: Spare Parts, with Vance Bass, Jayson Capps, Tania Hopkins, Keith Morris, Chris Paul, Susan Peck

Livestream at 9:00 am on Zoom

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

10:00 am: Sunday Explorations: Recognizing the Types of Love; the Paths of Love.


February 5, 2023

This month’s theme is The Path of Love. Join our discussions and meet new and long time members of our congregation. We will gather in hybrid fashion—onsite in the Arnold Room and via Zoom at 10:00.
Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
Passcode: 041625
February 5— The Greeks named six types of love: eros, sexual passion; philia, deep friendship; ludus, playful love; agape, love for everyone; pragma, long-standing love; and philautia, love of the self. Understanding these different types leads us to identifying paths, not only a path of Love.
Angela Merkert, facilitator

11:00 am: Worship: Eulogies


February 5, 2023

The Ministers & Musicians
The popular, annual service dedicated to regular yet notable people who died in the last year. We’ll celebrate some of the people whose lives touched ours, even if we never knew their names. Inventors, activists, scientists and more… come for good music and good stories; leave with a spring in your step.
Music: Spare Parts, with Vance Bass, Jayson Capps, Tania Hopkins, Keith Morris, Chris Paul, Susan Peck

Livestream at 9:00 am on Zoom

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

12:30 pm: Addiction Recovery Ministry Meeting


February 5, 2023

Our twice-monthly meetings are addiction support meetings where someone provides a topic or reading, and we share together. We do not focus on one specific addiction—many are represented. Our focus on being together is support and recovery. Expectations for those who attend extend from just listening to participating fully. We cherish honesty and openness, confidentiality, integrity, and compassion.
If you are looking for support, join us at 12:30 pm right after services.
Meeting ID: 961 4648 2750
Passcode: 425559
Contact us at recovery@uuabq.org for more information or if you need our support.

12:30 pm: Young Adults


February 5, 2023

The Young Adults affinity group meets every Sunday to offer space to partner in church community life, build friendships, and contemplate religious themes together. Join us from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Arnold room (we ask that masks be worn) or online via Zoom/Discord. This group is geared towards those ages 18-35 years old and anyone who feels being in this group would deepen their belonging at First U. This year, we are planning to grow our community presence with more youth ministry and we are excited to welcome new and familiar faces.
For more information, please find us on Realm at Groups > Affinity Group > Young Adults, or text Ollie Bradstreet at 207-391-9127.

February 6, 2023
February 7, 2023(1 event)

3:00 pm: African-American History Exhibit Viewing


February 7, 2023

February is Black History Month a nation-wide celebration of African American history and accomplishments. Start your celebration with a visit to the current African American History exhibit in the Social Hall! Created by historian and law professor Dr. Sherri Burr, the exhibit provides a comprehensive view of 400 years of African American history in a single location. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss it.
If you would like to see it again, please do! Composed of many images taken from history and document excerpts that provide context, the exhibit is worth a second look. Images taken from prints, drawings, and news clippings from the days of legal slavery provide a compelling view of our country’s racist past, which arguably continues to this day. Images of historical figures like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas are also on display. Most images may be purchased.
The exhibit can be viewed on Sunday mornings, and on select weekdays, co-hosted by the Arts & Aesthetics Committee and the Widening the Circle Group. Contact Peggy Roberts at docpegasus@gmail.com for weekly dates, or keep an eye on the broadsheet and Orders of Service calendar. Arts & Aesthetics Committee representatives are available during exhibit hours for sales of prints.

February 8, 2023
February 9, 2023(2 events)

4:00 pm: African-American History Exhibit Viewing


February 9, 2023

February is Black History Month a nation-wide celebration of African American history and accomplishments. Start your celebration with a visit to the current African American History exhibit in the Social Hall! Created by historian and law professor Dr. Sherri Burr, the exhibit provides a comprehensive view of 400 years of African American history in a single location. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss it.
If you would like to see it again, please do! Composed of many images taken from history and document excerpts that provide context, the exhibit is worth a second look. Images taken from prints, drawings, and news clippings from the days of legal slavery provide a compelling view of our country’s racist past, which arguably continues to this day. Images of historical figures like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas are also on display. Most images may be purchased.
The exhibit can be viewed on Sunday mornings, and on select weekdays, co-hosted by the Arts & Aesthetics Committee and the Widening the Circle Group. Contact Peggy Roberts at docpegasus@gmail.com for weekly dates, or keep an eye on the broadsheet and Orders of Service calendar. Arts & Aesthetics Committee representatives are available during exhibit hours for sales of prints.

6:30 pm: Circle of Trust


February 9, 2023

Looking for a way to meet people and connect more deeply? You’re invited to check out Circle of Trust, a welcoming space for deep listening and deep sharing. Circle of Trust is based on our church’s Covenant Group program, but with flexible attendance. We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings 6:30–8:30 pm on Zoom. The January dates are the 12th and the 26th. January topics are “Finding our Center” and “Forgiveness,” with preparation materials distributed for reflection before the meeting. For information, the Zoom link, and materials, contact Lea Ann Boone at lboone133@gmail.com.

February 10, 2023
February 11, 2023
February 12, 2023(4 events)

9:00 am: Worship: “The Souls of Animals”


February 12, 2023

The Rev. Angela Herrera
Do animals have souls? How can such a thing be assessed? A message about our existential and moral relationship with the non-human critters of the world. This sermon topic was a winner at last fall’s Social Justice Auction.
Music: Lydia Clark

Livestream at 9:00 am on Zoom

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

10:00 am: Sunday Explorations: Common Sense Aging and Wellbeing


February 12, 2023

This month’s theme is The Path of Love. Join our discussions and meet new and long time members of our congregation. We will gather in hybrid fashion—onsite in the Arnold Room and via Zoom at 10:00.
Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
Passcode: 041625

February 12—This session will focus on a holistic approach to aging well. The major components that influence aging that will be discussed include: diet, exercise; preventing falls; emotional and attitudinal perspectives; spiritual broadening as a way to ameliorate pain and encourage a sense of peace; and how our environment impacts us.
Asia Negion Esposito, facilitator.
Asia has an MS in Gerontology/Adult Education and has trained to administer nursing homes in New York. She is currently leading AARP workshops and has pearls of wisdom and experience to share.

11:00 am: Worship: “The Souls of Animals”


February 12, 2023

The Rev. Angela Herrera
Do animals have souls? How can such a thing be assessed? A message about our existential and moral relationship with the non-human critters of the world. This sermon topic was a winner at last fall’s Social Justice Auction.
Music: Lydia Clark

Livestream at 9:00 am on Zoom

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

12:30 pm: Young Adults


February 12, 2023

The Young Adults affinity group meets every Sunday to offer space to partner in church community life, build friendships, and contemplate religious themes together. Join us from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Arnold room (we ask that masks be worn) or online via Zoom/Discord. This group is geared towards those ages 18-35 years old and anyone who feels being in this group would deepen their belonging at First U. This year, we are planning to grow our community presence with more youth ministry and we are excited to welcome new and familiar faces.
For more information, please find us on Realm at Groups > Affinity Group > Young Adults, or text Ollie Bradstreet at 207-391-9127.

February 13, 2023
February 14, 2023
February 15, 2023
February 16, 2023(1 event)

4:00 pm: African-American History Exhibit Viewing


February 16, 2023

February is Black History Month a nation-wide celebration of African American history and accomplishments. Start your celebration with a visit to the current African American History exhibit in the Social Hall! Created by historian and law professor Dr. Sherri Burr, the exhibit provides a comprehensive view of 400 years of African American history in a single location. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss it.
If you would like to see it again, please do! Composed of many images taken from history and document excerpts that provide context, the exhibit is worth a second look. Images taken from prints, drawings, and news clippings from the days of legal slavery provide a compelling view of our country’s racist past, which arguably continues to this day. Images of historical figures like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglas are also on display. Most images may be purchased.
The exhibit can be viewed on Sunday mornings, and on select weekdays, co-hosted by the Arts & Aesthetics Committee and the Widening the Circle Group. Contact Peggy Roberts at docpegasus@gmail.com for weekly dates, or keep an eye on the broadsheet and Orders of Service calendar. Arts & Aesthetics Committee representatives are available during exhibit hours for sales of prints.

February 17, 2023(1 event)

5:30 pm: Together Women Rise


February 17, 2023

Meeting at First U since 2016, this group is part of a national Giving Circle organization, where participants come with a dish and a donation—and learn about the month’s featured program to support women and children in developing nations. Meets the third Friday of each month at 5:30 pm in Memorial Hall.

Contact: Margo Milleret
Email: milleret@unm.edu

February 18, 2023
February 19, 2023(5 events)

9:00 am: Worship: "Love Wisdom"


February 19, 2023

The Rev. Bob LaVallee
For this sermon, Rev. Bob interviewed wise elders at First U for their thoughts about love. Come hear some sage advice about one of life’s mysteries.
Music: Lydia Clark

Livestream on Zoom at 9:00 am

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

10:00 am: Sunday Explorations: Embracing Love


February 19, 2023

This month’s theme is The Path of Love. Join our discussions and meet new and long time members of our congregation. We will gather in hybrid fashion—onsite in the Arnold Room and via Zoom at 10:00.
Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
Passcode: 041625

February 19—From Rumi: “Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” How do we hold ourselves back from sharing Love? What are the barriers that we create—no matter which of the types of love we consider—often out of (mostly unfounded) fears?
Angela Merkert, facilitator

11:00 am: Worship: "Love Wisdom"


February 19, 2023

The Rev. Bob LaVallee
For this sermon, Rev. Bob interviewed wise elders at First U for their thoughts about love. Come hear some sage advice about one of life’s mysteries.
Music: Lydia Clark

Livestream on Zoom at 9:00 am

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

12:30 pm: Addiction Recovery Ministry Meeting


February 19, 2023

Our twice-monthly meetings are addiction support meetings where someone provides a topic or reading, and we share together. We do not focus on one specific addiction—many are represented. Our focus on being together is support and recovery. Expectations for those who attend extend from just listening to participating fully. We cherish honesty and openness, confidentiality, integrity, and compassion.
If you are looking for support, join us at 12:00 pm right after services.
Meeting ID: 961 4648 2750
Passcode: 425559
Contact us at recovery@uuabq.org for more information or if you need our support.

12:30 pm: Young Adults


February 19, 2023

The Young Adults affinity group meets every Sunday to offer space to partner in church community life, build friendships, and contemplate religious themes together. Join us from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Arnold room (we ask that masks be worn) or online via Zoom/Discord. This group is geared towards those ages 18-35 years old and anyone who feels being in this group would deepen their belonging at First U. This year, we are planning to grow our community presence with more youth ministry and we are excited to welcome new and familiar faces.
For more information, please find us on Realm at Groups > Affinity Group > Young Adults, or text Ollie Bradstreet at 207-391-9127.

February 20, 2023(1 event)

6:30 pm: UU People of Color Group


February 20, 2023

All self-identified people of color are invited to join us for support and fellowship. We meet over Zoom on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Email Lucy Silva for login information.

February 21, 2023
February 22, 2023
February 23, 2023(1 event)

6:30 pm: Circle of Trust


February 23, 2023

Looking for a way to meet people and connect more deeply? You’re invited to check out Circle of Trust, a welcoming space for deep listening and deep sharing. Circle of Trust is based on our church’s Covenant Group program, but with flexible attendance. We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings 6:30–8:30 pm on Zoom. The January dates are the 12th and the 26th. January topics are “Finding our Center” and “Forgiveness,” with preparation materials distributed for reflection before the meeting. For information, the Zoom link, and materials, contact Lea Ann Boone at lboone133@gmail.com.

February 24, 2023
February 25, 2023
February 26, 2023(5 events)

9:00 am: Worship: "What Even Is Love?"


February 26, 2023

The Rev. Angela Herrera
Love, like “soul,” is hard to define. We know it when we see it. But it’s also a skill we can get better at. And who doesn’t want to be great at love?
Music: Chalice Choir, directed by Susan Peck, Nicia Rae, piano

Livestream on Zoom at 9:00 am

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

10:00 am: Sunday Explorations: “Justice is what love looks like in public,”


February 26, 2023

This month’s theme is The Path of Love. Join our discussions and meet new and long time members of our congregation. We will gather in hybrid fashion—onsite in the Arnold Room and via Zoom at 10:00.
Meeting ID: 842 4289 2753
Passcode: 041625

February 26—“Justice is what love looks like in public,” according to Dr. Cornell West. What does it require to expand and strengthen this love? What is required to “live in love” in the striving toward creation of a Beloved Community? As UUs, what sustains us in this quest to strengthen just actions in our community, our society?
Angela Merkert, facilitator

11:00 am: Worship: "What Even Is Love?"


February 26, 2023

The Rev. Angela Herrera
Love, like “soul,” is hard to define. We know it when we see it. But it’s also a skill we can get better at. And who doesn’t want to be great at love?
Music: Chalice Choir, directed by Susan Peck, Nicia Rae, piano

Livestream on Zoom at 9:00 am

Meeting ID: 168 223 701

12:15 pm: Animal Advocates Monthly Meeting


February 26, 2023

First Unitarian’s Animal Advocate group supports ethical, moral, compassionate choices for all life through fundraising, education, and activities. They are meeting in person on the fourth Sunday of each month at 12:15 pm in the Wesson Room. Since their meetings are indoors, they request that everyone attending be vaccinated against Covid 19. For more information, contact Sharon Hall, at sharnoldhall@aol.com.

12:30 pm: Young Adults


February 26, 2023

The Young Adults affinity group meets every Sunday to offer space to partner in church community life, build friendships, and contemplate religious themes together. Join us from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Arnold room (we ask that masks be worn) or online via Zoom/Discord. This group is geared towards those ages 18-35 years old and anyone who feels being in this group would deepen their belonging at First U. This year, we are planning to grow our community presence with more youth ministry and we are excited to welcome new and familiar faces.
For more information, please find us on Realm at Groups > Affinity Group > Young Adults, or text Ollie Bradstreet at 207-391-9127.

February 27, 2023
February 28, 2023
March 1, 2023
March 2, 2023(1 event)

6:30 pm: UU People of Color Group


March 2, 2023

All self-identified people of color are invited to join us for support and fellowship. We meet over Zoom on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday of each month. Email Lucy Silva for login information.

March 3, 2023
March 4, 2023
March 5, 2023(2 events)

12:30 pm: Addiction Recovery Ministry Meeting


March 5, 2023

Our twice-monthly meetings are addiction support meetings where someone provides a topic or reading, and we share together. We do not focus on one specific addiction—many are represented. Our focus on being together is support and recovery. Expectations for those who attend extend from just listening to participating fully. We cherish honesty and openness, confidentiality, integrity, and compassion.
If you are looking for support, join us at 12:30 pm right after services.
Meeting ID: 961 4648 2750
Passcode: 425559
Contact us at recovery@uuabq.org for more information or if you need our support.

12:30 pm: Young Adults


March 5, 2023

The Young Adults affinity group meets every Sunday to offer space to partner in church community life, build friendships, and contemplate religious themes together. Join us from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Arnold room (we ask that masks be worn) or online via Zoom/Discord. This group is geared towards those ages 18-35 years old and anyone who feels being in this group would deepen their belonging at First U. This year, we are planning to grow our community presence with more youth ministry and we are excited to welcome new and familiar faces.
For more information, please find us on Realm at Groups > Affinity Group > Young Adults, or text Ollie Bradstreet at 207-391-9127.