WELCOME TO AUW!

Since 1905, AUW has been a vibrant, welcoming, steadfast place where UU women build fellowship and friendships. Come be a part of the joy, the community, and the energy that AUW has embodied for over 100 years!  Over 200 women participate in AUW programs annually.

See below for a brief summary of Fall 2012 activities.

It’s September — Time to Join or Renew Your AUW Membership

Why join?  AUW organizes meaningful programs throughout the year for the women of the First Universalist community and also financially supports local women’s social justice programs. In addition, AUW provides scholarships which enable our friends with limited incomes to participate.

YOUR membership fee is directly responsible for ensuring these opportunities continue.

Why now?  AUW memberships run from Sep to Sep. Regardless of when you paid dues last year, please renew now.  Fees are $25 or $15. Get a Membership Form at the Hub in the Social Hall or at any AUW event. Hand in with your dues to the Hub anytime, or snail mail to the Church care of AUW.

(Note: you do not need to be a member of First Universalist to join AUW or attend its programs.)

Autumn Events — Save the Date!

The annual, always fun Fall Kick-Off Dinner will take place Fri, Sep 28th, 5.30pm – 8.30pm. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new and old friends and get energized for the coming church year. Join us! More details below.

AUW’s Friday Get Connected gathers the first Fri of every month. Our very popular half-day Mini-Retreat returns on Sat Oct 27th. November brings the annual Poinsettia Sale, while December’s highlight is the Holiday Tea. Amid these events, Friendship Groups will be starting up; and there are social justice projects being planned.

See the events calendar for dates/times and venues and look for further info in future E-newsletters and on this website!

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Come to the AUW Kick-off Dinner! Join us on Friday, Sep 28, 2012, 5:30pm – 8.30pm for dinner, camaraderie, information, and, of course, for fun!
Whether you are new to First Universalist or just to AUW, come to the Kick-off to meet new people and enjoy a nice dinner. You’ll learn about AUW, including its monthly Friday “Get Connected” events, the annual fall and spring retreats, social justice work, friendship groups, and many other activities.

As always, free childcare is available. Please reserve by Sept 20th w/ Lily Franz, Lily@firstuniv.org, 612 825 1701 x107.

To RSVP, email auw.firstuniv@gmail.com or sign up at the Hub after Sunday services. Volunteer help on Friday afternoon would also be most appreciated*.

See you at the Kick-off!
Friday, Sept 30, 5:30pm – 8.30pm in the Social Hall
5.30pm      Registration & Mingling
6pm          Dinner
*Volunteer tasks include: helping to decorate; to welcome guests; to cook, serve or clean up dinner buffet.

Get Involved

Get involved with AUW programming and you’ll get to know lots of great women! Volunteering is a wonderful, easy way to meet people and give back. Sign up for a one-time task, or share your skills by joining an event team or sub-committee. AUW programs are successful only because of many helping hands. Volunteer sign-up sheets will be at the Hub. You can also email auw.firstuniv@gmail.com. Thank you!

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