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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(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: All YoUUth


February 5, 2023

Join Youth Programs Coordinator Alana Rodriguez each week for our religious education program for 6th-12th grade.

10:00 am: Religious Education for Children


February 5, 2023

Our Rainbow Principles curriculum for 2022–23 will begin September 11 and we’ll start with learning about our chalice. The second and third week we’ll learn about covenant and create our own together. Children will have the opportunity to create their own chalice each week in September.
Class starts at 10:00 am. Each 45-minute class will begin with a song led by one of our UU musicians, and then a chalice lighting and check-in: the Roses and Thorns that are our children’s Joys and Concerns. We’ll read a story together and talk about its meaning. Then we play. A variety of activities are available for children to choose from, and volunteer RE leaders and assistants companion the children, talking, playing, and building relationship. We end at 10:45 so that volunteers and families have the time to go to the service together or get settled on our playground.
Each month, we’ll explore how we live another Unitarian Universalist Principle together. In October, we’ll explore the first Rainbow Principle: Respect the worth and dignity of each person. I hope that you will join our community!

10:15 am: New Member Joining Ceremony


February 5, 2023

Our next New Member Joining Ceremony will be on Sunday, February 5 at 10:15 am in the Sanctuary Family Room. This will be the last joining ceremony until May. If you would like to join, please fill out the RSVP form on our website or at the Membership & Connections Table on Sundays. Questions about joining? Email Director of Congregational Life, Laira Magnusson at
LMags@uuabq.org.

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
February 10, 2023
February 11, 2023
February 12, 2023(5 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: All YoUUth


February 12, 2023

Join Youth Programs Coordinator Alana Rodriguez each week for our religious education program for 6th-12th grade.

10:00 am: Religious Education for Children


February 12, 2023

Our Rainbow Principles curriculum for 2022–23 will begin September 11 and we’ll start with learning about our chalice. The second and third week we’ll learn about covenant and create our own together. Children will have the opportunity to create their own chalice each week in September.
Class starts at 10:00 am. Each 45-minute class will begin with a song led by one of our UU musicians, and then a chalice lighting and check-in: the Roses and Thorns that are our children’s Joys and Concerns. We’ll read a story together and talk about its meaning. Then we play. A variety of activities are available for children to choose from, and volunteer RE leaders and assistants companion the children, talking, playing, and building relationship. We end at 10:45 so that volunteers and families have the time to go to the service together or get settled on our playground.
Each month, we’ll explore how we live another Unitarian Universalist Principle together. In October, we’ll explore the first Rainbow Principle: Respect the worth and dignity of each person. I hope that you will join our community!

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 17, 2023
February 18, 2023
February 19, 2023(4 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: All YoUUth


February 19, 2023

Join Youth Programs Coordinator Alana Rodriguez each week for our religious education program for 6th-12th grade.

10:00 am: Religious Education for Children


February 19, 2023

Our Rainbow Principles curriculum for 2022–23 will begin September 11 and we’ll start with learning about our chalice. The second and third week we’ll learn about covenant and create our own together. Children will have the opportunity to create their own chalice each week in September.
Class starts at 10:00 am. Each 45-minute class will begin with a song led by one of our UU musicians, and then a chalice lighting and check-in: the Roses and Thorns that are our children’s Joys and Concerns. We’ll read a story together and talk about its meaning. Then we play. A variety of activities are available for children to choose from, and volunteer RE leaders and assistants companion the children, talking, playing, and building relationship. We end at 10:45 so that volunteers and families have the time to go to the service together or get settled on our playground.
Each month, we’ll explore how we live another Unitarian Universalist Principle together. In October, we’ll explore the first Rainbow Principle: Respect the worth and dignity of each person. I hope that you will join our community!

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
February 24, 2023
February 25, 2023
February 26, 2023(4 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: All YoUUth


February 26, 2023

Join Youth Programs Coordinator Alana Rodriguez each week for our religious education program for 6th-12th grade.

10:00 am: Religious Education for Children


February 26, 2023

Our Rainbow Principles curriculum for 2022–23 will begin September 11 and we’ll start with learning about our chalice. The second and third week we’ll learn about covenant and create our own together. Children will have the opportunity to create their own chalice each week in September.
Class starts at 10:00 am. Each 45-minute class will begin with a song led by one of our UU musicians, and then a chalice lighting and check-in: the Roses and Thorns that are our children’s Joys and Concerns. We’ll read a story together and talk about its meaning. Then we play. A variety of activities are available for children to choose from, and volunteer RE leaders and assistants companion the children, talking, playing, and building relationship. We end at 10:45 so that volunteers and families have the time to go to the service together or get settled on our playground.
Each month, we’ll explore how we live another Unitarian Universalist Principle together. In October, we’ll explore the first Rainbow Principle: Respect the worth and dignity of each person. I hope that you will join our community!

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

February 27, 2023
February 28, 2023
March 1, 2023
March 2, 2023
March 3, 2023
March 4, 2023
March 5, 2023(2 events)

10:00 am: All YoUUth


March 5, 2023

Join Youth Programs Coordinator Alana Rodriguez each week for our religious education program for 6th-12th grade.

10:00 am: Religious Education for Children


March 5, 2023

Our Rainbow Principles curriculum for 2022–23 will begin September 11 and we’ll start with learning about our chalice. The second and third week we’ll learn about covenant and create our own together. Children will have the opportunity to create their own chalice each week in September.
Class starts at 10:00 am. Each 45-minute class will begin with a song led by one of our UU musicians, and then a chalice lighting and check-in: the Roses and Thorns that are our children’s Joys and Concerns. We’ll read a story together and talk about its meaning. Then we play. A variety of activities are available for children to choose from, and volunteer RE leaders and assistants companion the children, talking, playing, and building relationship. We end at 10:45 so that volunteers and families have the time to go to the service together or get settled on our playground.
Each month, we’ll explore how we live another Unitarian Universalist Principle together. In October, we’ll explore the first Rainbow Principle: Respect the worth and dignity of each person. I hope that you will join our community!