Category Archives: First UU Photo Blog

Joe Cook receives Unique Graduation Gift

Member, Joe Cook, graduated from Indiana Area Senior High School and from the First UU Church RE program. When Joe was a toddler, he often looked through the interior window separating the nursery from the pre-school RE children where his … Continue reading

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Indiana Expresses Solidarity with a Meaningful Vigil for Lives Lost in Orlando FL

Over 150 people attended the 8 p.m. vigil Sunday evening, June 19, at the Indiana County Court House for the victims of the shooting earlier this month at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. The Rev. Joan M. Sabatino, minister … Continue reading

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Groundswell Rising Documentary Film = Respect for the Interdependent Web of Life of which We are a Part

At the Sunday, May 15, First Unitarian Universalist (First UU) Church service, Mark Litchy, executive producer of the newly released documentary movie, “Groundswell Rising” invited the greater Indiana County Community to the upcoming showing of the film at either of … Continue reading

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IUP’s Healing Garden Continues to Flourist with Rev. Joan’s Leadership

The IUP Center for Health and Well-Being and the Interfaith Council and Office Student Affairs held The Healing Garden Annual Memorial Service on Wednesday, April 27, at the IUP Wallwork Hall Courtyard Garden.  The colorful garden has a variety of … Continue reading

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Easter Tree Tradition Continues

The children pictured helped to continue the tradition of creating the decorations for the Easter tree placed in the sanctuary of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana, Twolick Drive. The church began its annual Easter tree tradition on Easter … Continue reading

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Remembering Malcolm

On Sunday, April 3, 2016, the congregation celebrated the life of former member, Malcolm Gallanar. A red maple tree was purchased by the Gallanar family and was dedicated in Malcolm’s memory. Malcom’s mother, father, brother, sister-in-law, and niece joined with … Continue reading

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Nursery Space Doubles!

Our certified personnel have double-the-fun space in the newly configured nursery.

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Pre-K – 2nd Grade children New Space

Spirit Play Pre-K – 2nd Grade children will now be able to expand their creativity in the newly arranged classroom under the supervision of their teacher and assistant.

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Connor McGowan’s photo

After Connor McGowan left his RE classroom, he was inspired to capture this photograph while standing behind the church’s sanctuary.  This particular photo represents the silence we may find as we reflect on our internal silence to be able to … Continue reading

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Women History & Literature Services began with Song

On Sunday service on March 20, the topic of “Women History and Literature,” honored women’s history with a reflection on mid-20th century literature.  Special recorded music was shared.  After services, those present enjoyed a Community Birthday Celebration for those members … Continue reading

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The Annual Quilt Show warmed the Church Sanctuary

Scott Simms joined his mother, Pauline, in the First UU Church sanctuary where many artistically designed quilts are hanging.  Scott and Pauline are standing in front of “Mexico 2014” owned and pieced by Annie Dehgan.  It was machine quilted by … Continue reading

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Memorial Services permit Reflective Conversations

The sanctuary is the place for First UU members, friends, as well as community members to join together in celebrating the lives of those who have passed from this physical life. Rev. Joan Sabatino assists families to make each memorial … Continue reading

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The Annual Dedication Ceremony featured First UU new Family, the Barefoots

As the dedication of the Maria and Brad Barefoot’s youngest child, Christa, took place, their son Harry looked intently to Rev. Joan Sabatino as she spoke from the pulpit to members, friends, and invited guests.

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13 Children were given Roses During the Dedication Ceremony

Thirteen children were dedicated with the symbolic Rose Ceremony Dedication on February 14. Parents and children celebrated their entrance into Unitarian Universalism through this ceremony and with great hope for their continued participation in the Religious Exploration programming, Sunday services, … Continue reading

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FUN in the RE Nursery

First UU provides a supervised nursery with certified professionals for children while parents are attending church services on Sunday mornings.

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Members Participated in the Recent Growth & Vitality 2.0 Workshop

Religious Exploration Director, Penny Vick, holds the Growth and Vitality Workshop poster, while Sid Reger describes each topic. This was one of many activities led by Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Central Eastern Regional Consultant, at the January 23 workshop. The workshop … Continue reading

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Spirit Play Lessons Are Engaging

At First UU Church, the Religious Exploration program follows the UUA curriculum, Spirit Play. The lessons are well-planned with student and teacher interaction occurring in a correctly designed sensory classroom.

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Power Pack Fundraiser

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Anne McGowan and son, Connor were at the front of the MLK March.

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Gerald Smith and friend were glad to be among those marching in the MLK March.

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Mark Minser, Theresa Arnette and Sara Steelman were happy to be a part of the MLK March.

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Liz Cook, Joe Cook, and Ruth Thomas wore their UU and Standing on the Side of Love Tee shirts with pride.

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UU members Dave Ferguson, Liz and Joe Cook, Ruth Thomas, and Rev. Joan kept the group moving right along.

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RE Pie Sale Volunteers, Joe Cook and Koan Weinstein, made sure customers found the perfect pie.

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Matt and Jane Baumer provided uplifting musical selections during the January 24 Service.

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Judith Yothers, Pauline Simms, Juanita Burdette, and Sid Reger wore Sid’s designs for the First Nations Service.

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Cindy Rogers brought a variety of items from the Evergreen Conservancy to sale at the Bazaar.

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Cafe Volunteers Erin McGreevy, Ruth Thomas, Ruth Barkey, and Nonna Randal were happy to serve soup and biscuits during the Bazaar.

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Ruth Thomas, Pauline Simms, Lori Rittle, and Arlene Wanatosky join together before the MLK Luncheon.

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India Krug and Pauline Simms smiled as the end of the MLK March was in sight

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