Spiritual Direction: A New Ministry of First United Church

Posted on March 5, 2013

First United is pleased to announce that a new Spiritual Direction ministry is available, for both individuals and groups within the church and the community at large, with Dawna Petersen as a Spiritual Director. Spiritual Direction is an ancient and contemporary spiritual discipline that is exercised between a spiritual director and a person seeking to become


Our Ministers Participate in Same-Sex Flashmob Wedding

Posted on February 18, 2013

During the January PRIDE Film Festival, Rev. Dr. Jack Skiles and Rev. Caela Simmons Wood  had the privilege of participating in a flashmob wedding for same-sex couples. The wedding was organized by the PRIDE Film Festival and officiated by Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan. The goal of the wedding (aside from celebrating the love of the