First Hour, 9:30 Sundays

Learn and Grow

First Unitarian Society offers feature provocative and stimulating speakers engaged in important community issues and contemporary ideas. A “First Hour” event is offered first Sundays from September through May at 9:30.

Next Up: “What the 2016 Elections Really Meant (and why you should care),”  with Dr. David Schultz, one of our state’s most prominent political scientists, from Hamline University.
Sunday, February 5, 9:30 – 10:15 am in the Lower Assembly Hall

What can we learn about the 2016 elections? This talk examines who won and why, and assesses what the results mean for the future of the United States, Minnesota, and the two major parties. David Schultz is a Hamline University Professor of Political Science and author of more than 30 books and 100 articles on aspects of politics and law.

Drop-in programming, Sundays at 9:30 am at FUS:

  • February 12  Social Justice Roundtable with Rev. Kelli Clement and participants of the FUS Active Voices group.
  • February 19  Stoicism with Rev. Dr. David Breeden
  • February 26  Siberian Bridges with Thomas Dickinson

Recent programs have included:

  • Director Starri Hedges speaking about the Gaia Democratic School, which now operates from our building
  • Meteorologist Mark Seeley speaking on Climate Change.
  • A monthly Social Justice Roundtable coordinated by Assistant Minister Rev. Kelli Clement
  • Mistreatment of undocumented immigrants by member Jack Lindeman.

First Hour programs are listed with other activities at the Society at