Shared Interest Groups

First Unitarian offers numerous small group opportunities


Young Adult Group (18-35)
Brunch at Eli’s, Sunday, September 17, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, 1225 Hennepin Ave. Join other Young Adults as we meet for brunch and discuss ideas for this year’s activities!We will meet in the FUS Mount Curve entrance at 11:30 am after assembly and walk to Eli’s. Childcare provided upon prior request.  Questions? Contact .

Men’s Support Groups
Each month, we talk and listen about what’s really going on in our lives. If you are a male-identified member or friend of FUS and want to learn more,please contact  to get on the email list.

Dementia Caregivers Support Group
Third Tuesdays, September 19, 10:30-11:30 am, Senior High Room

Women’s Awareness Group
Monday, September 11, at the home of Carol Koepp; Marlene Slettehaugh is the cohost. We will gather  at 11:30 am (note time change for this meeting) for a potluck lunch, followed by check-ins and a discussion which will include planning for the upcoming WAG year. FUS women are invited to attend. Please contact  to RSVP.

GPS: Navigating through life together.
Wednesday, September 137-8:30 pm at FUS. The purpose of GPS is to create a safe space to have meaningful conversations, share and learn from each other, and develop deeper relationships within the FUS community. The group is free and open to all who identify as women. Email  for more info.

Knitting Group
Second & Fourth Wednesdays, Sept. 13 & 272-3:30 pm in the Library. Bring your knitting project and enjoy the conversation! For more information, please .

Movies and Conversation
Last Friday of the month. Current releases are chosen via email prior to heading to the theater.  to join the list, see some great films, and enjoy lively discussions!

Monthly Game Night
This family-friendly, intergenerational event takes place at the Society the first Saturday of each month.  We play a range of games such as Machi Koro, Settlers of Catan, Legendary, and many more! This monthly game night is free and open to all ages. Please contact Molly Illes at 612-227-8864 or by for more information or just plan to attend the next game night!

Crafts & Hobbies Group
Bring along your favorite craft and enjoy some treats and fun discussions. Join us every fourth Friday, normally 7:00-9:00pm in the Heritage Room. Please email for more info.


Congregational Care

FUS Jobs & Networking Group, Sunday, September 10th at noon.

This will be a meeting for anyone interested in attaining a new job or in assisting others to do so. Facilitating the discussion will be FUS member Rebecca Chesin, a psychotherapist with a special interest in career and job satisfaction and relationships. She has a GCDF (Global Career Development Facilitator) certification from Hamline University. She will speak and lead a discussion about career transition and have a list of tools of value to those going through a career transition. For more information about this event, please contact FUS member . For more info about the group, please contact FUS member .

Mental Health Awareness Team
We’re putting together a team to participate in the NAMI Walk on Sept. 23. And we encourage everyone to consider registering for the Mental Health First Aid training coming up on Oct. 7. For more information about either of these, please contact Ministerial Intern .

Caring Team monthly meeting
A core group of dedicated volunteers who make home visits and provide other help gets together once a month on a weekday. If you are looking to get more involved in Congregational Care, this might be a great step for you. Contact  to learn more.

Complimentary Valet Parking Service is available upon request. Please call the FUS office at 612-377-6608 by Thursday if you would like valet service on Sunday morning.


Unitarian Universalist connections

Twin Cities Unitarian Universalists of Color
The People of Color Circle at First Universalist Church is reaching out to Twin Cities congregations to foster greater connections among UUs of color. If you are a person of color interested in learning more, please contact .