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Events in February 2023

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January 30, 2023
January 31, 2023
February 1, 2023
February 2, 2023
February 3, 2023
February 4, 2023
February 5, 2023(3 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

February 6, 2023
February 7, 2023
February 8, 2023
February 9, 2023(1 event)

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

12:15 pm: Earth Web Monthly Meeting


February 12, 2023

First Unitarian’s environmental team, Earth Web, meets on the second Sunday of each month at 12:15 pm, both on campus and on Zoom, and all are welcome to attend. This year we plan to focus on water issues, looking at both personal and congregational ways to use our scarce resource responsibly. We will offer opportunities to educate and celebrate around this issue. We will also engage in legislative action on conservation, environmental, and water issues. Please consider visiting the NM State Engineer’s website, www.505outside.com, for information on xeriscaping. Contact Marilyn O’Boyle at marilynlea@aol.com if you would like more information about getting involved!

February 13, 2023
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February 18, 2023
February 19, 2023(3 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

February 20, 2023
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(3 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

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