Humanist  Movie Night             Friday December 15, 2017 at 7 pm

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (108 minutes Rated R)

Why are we here, what's it all about? The Monty Python-team is trying to sort out the most important question on Earth: what is the meaning of life? They do so by exploring the various stages of life, starting with conception and going through death and beyond.

"Beyond Belief", Secular AA group meets at First UU on Mondays at 6:30 pm.

​​​Free Same Sex Marriages Offered Here!

One church in Lubbock has stepped forward and announced today that it will provide marriages to same-sex couples, and do so free of charge.  First Unitarian Universalist Church of Lubbock says that they believe in justice, equity and compassion in human relations, and are called to stand on the side of love as a part of their faith.  

The First Unitarian Church is a diverse congregation that is home to members from many faith traditions. 

Church President, Gay Hedges, says that “Our covenant calls for us to respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person.  The recent ruling by the Supreme Court regarding same-sex marriage gives us an opportunity, an obligation even, to live our values.” 

The church, located at the corner of 42nd and Canton, has long been a diverse religious community. Founded in 1954, the First Unitarian Universalist Church is home to members from diverse religious backgrounds including Christian, Buddhist, Humanist, and Atheists.  They say their goal is to work together and find ways to achieve spiritual growth both in spite of and because of their differences. 

“We want to announce to our congregation and the wider community that, no matter who you are, no matter what definitions you give yourself or what designations others give you, here you are welcome.  We stand on the side of love and will offer same sex marriage at our church.”

They will be offering same-sex marriages, including the venue and minister, free of charge, by calling the church office at 806-799-1617.

Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.

--> Same sex marriages are being offered free of charge. See below. 

--> We also reach "Beyond Our Building" by extending compassion and building community through service, education, and advocacy. 

A Religious Community

fRee Minds!

​​​​Dec. 9: Holiday Party, 7 pm,  Madison’s
Dec. 13: Board Meeting, 7 pm

Dec 15: Movie Night, 7 pm

Dec. 17: Potluck (A-G main dish, H-R side, S-Z, dessert), 12 pm

Dec. 17: Newsletter Deadline, 6 pm

Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Party - Pub Quiz Event, 7:30 pm- 12:30 am

10:00 amIntersections classes for  adults

11:00 am Church Service

10am to Noon - Children's Education

We nurture.

We learn.

We Act.

*New Year's Eve Pub Quiz Night at First UU Lubbock*
*December 31, 2017 7:30pm - 12:30am*

   - Adults and Teens may participate
   - RSVP Justin Deurmyer via email so we know how many  to expect
   - Quiz starts at 8pm so please arrive at 7:30 so you can join a team
   - We will have snacks and some prizes.  Please BYOB
   - *Please arrange for a babysitter or arrange to use a Parents night out    for your children       younger than teenage since we will be staying until    12:30am.*


*What is a Pub Quiz?: * Pub quizzes (also known as live trivia, or table quizzes) are often weekly events and will have an advertised start time, most often in the evening.  The pub quiz was established in the UK in the 1970s by Burns and Porter

*How do I join a Team?: * It is up to the quizzers to form teams, which are based on tables. Please arrive at 7:30pm to help us form up teams for the evening. The maximum size of any team is 6 persons. The team members decide on a team name, often a supposedly humorous phrase or pun, which must be written on all papers handed in.

*What is a Quizmaster?:*  The person asking the questions is known as the quizmaster. Quizmasters also mark and score answers submitted by teams. Justin Deurmyer will be our quizmaster this year.

*What types of Questions will be asked?:*  A variety of questions from general knowledge, to culture, arts, sports, literature, history and more. There should be something for everyone.  Since you will be playing as teams you will be able to consult with each other to determine your team's best answer.

*Will there be prizes?:*  Yes, we will have a variety of prizes for individual rounds and for the final score.

*Will there be food and drinks?*:  We will provide some snacks.  You will be responsible for your own beverages.  If you choose to drink beer, wine or spirits, please drink responsibly

*What about New Years?:*  We will take a break to see the ball drop etc...

*What if I am not good at trivia?:*  It is a fun night and you are on a team.  You never know, you might have the one answer that no one else knows and help your team to victory.

First UU Solstice/Christmas Party - Saturday, December 9th at 7 pm​

Mark your calendars! The annual all-church Christmas / solstice party will be on Saturday, December 9 at the Madison"s. Bring a goody if possible, but be sure to bring yourself! Some wine, beer and punch will be provided. 

Our 7 Principles & 6 Sources

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.