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Week of Jan 6th

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January 2, 2023(1 event)

All day: Church Office Closed

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December 25, 2022

January 3, 2023
January 4, 2023
January 5, 2023(1 event)

6:00 pm: 8th Principle Group Discussion

January 5, 2023

Please join us for a group discussion regarding the 8th Principle!  Bring your questions, concerns, and reflections.  All are Welcome. Our facilitator will be Julica from Joy and Justice Coaching.
WHEN: Thursday, January 5th @ 6PM
WHERE: Zoom TeleConference:
Visit the 8th Principle webpage for updates, including FAQs about the 8th Principle
Julica Hermann de la Fuente is a coach, trainer and facilitator for liberation, transformation and justice, and is currently completing her path toward ordination in Unitarian Universalism. Born and raised in Mexico City, she first became committed to social justice when she came to the United States for college. Since then, Julica has been an anti-racism/anti-oppression educator and trainer in a variety of capacities over the past two and a half decades. In addition to a Lay Community Ministry degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School, she also holds an MSW from the University of Michigan and is certified as a master life coach.  Julica stubbornly believes that liberation is found at the intersection of joy and justice. When not on shift for the resistance, you will find her playing with fabric, planning her week-long costume extravaganza for Halloween, looking for more excuses to frost fancy cakes, and reading optimistic sci-fi and fantasy possibilities of a just and equitable universe.

January 6, 2023
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January 8, 2023(4 events)

10:00 am: All YoUUth

January 8, 2023

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

10:00 am: Coffee & Chat for Elementary Parents

January 8, 2023

Attention, parents of elementary aged children! Do you love your kids, but could use a few minutes of adult interaction? Do you enjoy drinking coffee or tea while it’s still hot? Do you have opinions about cookies? If so, please join us for our “parents drink coffee while kids are in RE” concept.
We will have singing, crafts, and stories for the kids in the RE foyer (the building southwest of the sanctuary), and coffee, tea, and snacks for the adults in the adjoining Memorial Hall. We’re looking forward to seeing you all!

10:00 am: Religious Education for Children

January 8, 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!

12:15 pm: Earth Web Monthly Meeting

January 8, 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,, for information on xeriscaping. Contact Marilyn O’Boyle at if you would like more information about getting involved!