Summer vacation is over and the school year has truly started back, which means it’s time to welcome the Youth Group back at First United!? Right after church on September 9th, we will have a party in Roger Williams Hall. Anyone in 6th to 12th grade is welcome!? Food and games will be provided.

For the 2018 to 2019 school year the youth group’s regular meetings will be noon to 1:30 on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, with special events any time there is a fifth Sunday in a month.

If you have any questions about the Youth Group, or would like more information, please contact Derek Roe at youthgroup@firstuc.org

PLAY FRIDAY. Join us for Play Friday in Fellowship Hall on September 14 from 5:30-8. Join us for any or all of that time. Play Friday is a relaxed evening of fun which includes a pizza dinner, lots of games to choose from, and usually some sort of craft activity. In September we will be joined by local potter Cindy Stone, who will be leading a claywork craft. This event is fun for all ages! Play Friday is a monthly recurring family game and pizza night on the 2nd Friday of each month. Future dates for Play Friday are: October 12, November 9, and December 14. It helps with food planning if you RSVP to Hopi Stosberg at hopi@stosberg.com or to the Facebook event page.

FEEDBACK. Each year, First United asks for feedback on each of our paid staff members. This year, the church leadership is trying a new way of gathering this feedback from the congregation.

Vice President Mary Peckham explains the reasons for this change here:? http://bit.ly/FirstUnited_personnel

If you would like to provide feedback on any of our staff members, you can do so online:? http://bit.ly/FirstUnited1? Feedback can be left anonymously or you can tell us who you are. If you would like to provide feedback on paper rather than online, please contact Mary Peckham.

YARD WORK ? STILL CONTINUES! If you would like to work with Laura Kao for an hour sometime, contact here at laura_b_kao@hotmail.com.?

SUNDAY FLOWER ANNOUNCEMENT. The sign-up book for 2018 flower donations is available in the lobby of Fellowship Hall.? We have spaces available in September, October, November and December. Choose any Sunday to provide flowers for the sanctuary.? Your donations are appreciated and the flowers are yours to take home following worship.? Thanks.?

MONTHLY POTLUCKS.? Bring yourself and a dish for food and fellowship. Potlucks will be after service on the following dates: September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16.

To help ensure a diverse food offering at the potluck, let us know what type of dish you are bringing. There is a sign-up sheet on the table outside the kitchen. Questions? Contact Laura Kao laura_b_kao@hotmail.com or Hopi Stosberg hopi@stosberg.com?


The library committee has been hard at work adding records online to our new catalog hosted by Library Thing. Over 550 items from our collection can now be searched based on title, author, tags, subject and/or topic. The checkout process will remain the same. Books may be checked out by writing your contact information on the circulation slip in the back of each book and placing it in the black box on the library table.

To see the holdings currently in the online catalog, please visit librarything.com/catalog/FirstUnitedLibrary. The Library Thing app is also available for free on both iPhone and Android platforms.

Please contact a member of the committee with any questions: Allison McClanahan, Jeannine Roe, Christine “Chris” Naulty, or Ralph Gaebler.”?

FREE KOREAN YOGA (KUKSUNDO) CLASS. KukSunDo is a traditional Korean yoga and meditation for the mind, body, and spirit. You will practice cultivating your self-awareness through stretching, breathing and meditation. All movements are intentional, and the practice is a time to pause and focus on what is happening internally, spiritually, and physically. Just bring your yoga mat.

Days, Time and Place:

Monday, Fri. 9:30 ? 11:00,?Wednesday 5:30 ? 7:00 Saturday 10:00 ? 11:30, Roger Williams Hall in First United Church Questions? Contact YouShin Choi, youschoi@gmail.com

MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 09, IS Phyllis Perkins.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.