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ASSEMBLY: Would You Harbor Me?

Sunday, March 5

10:30am | Upper Assembly Hall

Would you take in a stranger? Would you feed and clothe them? A Muslim, a heretic, a Tubman, a slave, a Jew? These are some of the words of the haunting song by Ysaye Barnwell, which is one of the pieces being performed. Other works include part of Bach’s “Refugee Cantata,” Chilcott’s “MLK” and “Abolition of Slavery” and the stunning “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Jake Runestead, featuring a glorious, haunting “bird-like” soprano solo.

The orchestra will feature movements by Dimitri Shostakovich, one of Russia’s finest composers. The music is gorgeous, and combined with thoughtful poetry, will prove to be a very meaningful and timely experience.

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Dietrich 100 Discussion: Thoughts on God

Sunday, January 15

12:00 Noon | Heritage Room

“Thoughts on God,” led by Nick Rowse and Mikki Morrissette. “All of history has taught us that… the placement of man or the state at the heart of the universe results in a paralyzing self-glorification and mass selfishness, and the first signs of it are already frighteningly evident. It is high time to realize that the man-society relationship is not enough, but in order to save our civilization we need to restore the man-universe relationship.”

This is one in a series of talks/discussions centered on Rev. John Dietrich, who began promoting religious humanism at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis 100 years ago.

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Final Plans for Capital Project

Sunday, December 18

12:00 Noon | Upper Assembly Hall

After more than a year of planning, fundraising and quiet work, the Capital Campaign Steering Committee presented the finalized plans, designs, and the construction schedule, leading up to the ground-breaking that will follow early in 2017.

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Getting to Know UU

12:00 PM

If you’re new to Unitarian Universalism and/or First Unitarian Society and would like to learn more about our history, principles and purposes – or not so new and would like a refresher course – please do attend “Getting to Know UU.”  Childcare provided.

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