First Unitarian Church of N.W.I.

Meet Our New Minister

Upcoming Sermon

I Turned, The Walls Came Down, And There I Was

Speaker: Rev. Tom Bozeman

Past Sermons

The Soul Stretches Out to Contain Itself

Speaker: Rev. Tom Bozeman

Parenting and Grand-parenting in Contracting (Crazy-Making) Times

Speaker: Michael Dowd

It’s a very chaotic time to be parenting and grand-parenting. Michael will talk about how to stay sane, and even find joy, in these crazy-making times.

Since April 2002, Michael and his wife (UU science writer and fellow climate activist Connie Barlow) have traveled North America delivering talks in some 500 UU congregations, summer camps, and minister retreats, as well as for other religious and secular groups. Their pro-science ministry was featured as the cover story of our national membership magazine, UU World, in the spring of 2006. They’ve also been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, and Discover Magazine, and on television nationally: on CNN, ABC News, and even FOX News.Michael and Connie were honored as “UU Religious Humanists of the Year” at General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, in 2016.

Stone by Stone

Speakers: Kristin Schumacher and Tina Porter

Kristin Schumacher and Tina Porter explore the expectations we carry--both consciously and subconsciously--and how they can be touchstones or anchors, depending on our points of view.


Animism for Religious Naturalists

Speaker: John Halstead


Animists see a world that is full of other-than-human persons, including salmon persons, tree persons, and even rock persons. It is difficult for many Westerners to understand the concept of other-than-human persons, especially when talking about (seemingly) “inanimate objects” like rocks. But for the animist, there is no such thing as inanimate matter, because it is all a part of the complex self-regulating living system called Gaia.