75th Anniversary

This year marks our church’s 75th anniversary. Join us as we celebrate “75 Years of Love & Service.”

NEWS

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Banquet Tickets are now on sale!
Our Founder’s Day weekend kicks off with our 75th Anniversary Banquet on Saturday, September 19 at the San Antonio Food Bank, 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy.  Doors open at 5:00pm, dinner at 6:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased at the Patio Information Booth on Sunday mornings or in the church office during business hours.  Tickets are $10 per person minimum, but up to $30 per person if your means allow.  Special childcare programming will be held at the church for children ages infant to 12 years old at no charge or your children are welcome to join you at the banquet (no childcare will be available at the Food Bank.)  Due to space limitations, only members are able to purchase tickets at this time.

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Books still available!
We still have copies of our updated church history, Beloved Community: A New History of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio. All members of the church get a free copy.  All others may purchase a book for $10 each.  Visit the Patio Information Booth on Sunday morning or stop by the church office during business hours to pick one up.

 Tell us how you feel about the church!
We’ll be filming videos for our 75th Anniversary Banquet in March!  Sign up to be interviewed. Its simple, just answer these questions: When did you join the church? What made you decide to join? What has kept you at the church? What are one or two of your favorite things about church?  Why? What is one of your fondest memories? If, you had children, did they attend RE? How important were youth activities? What would be your wish for the church for its 100th Anniversary? Email the office or see Mary

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wine Tasting at First UUSaturday, August 29, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Fellowship Hall – As part of our 75th Anniversary celebration, come join us as we taste seven Texas wines and hear about the different wine areas of Texas. Texas wineries make some excellent wines. Brian Tarver from HEB will be our guide on this enjoyable afternoon event. Tickets are $15 and are for snacks and special etched 75th Anniversary wine glass. Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets. 21 and over. No child care.
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Anniversary Banquet – Saturday, September 19, San Antonio Food Bank, Doors open at 5:00pm, Dinner is at 6:00pm – It April 1945 our church held its first service, entitled “Foundation Sunday.” We will recognize this important date with a banquet held at the San Antonio Food Bank.  It will feature a buffet style dinner, speakers, a slide show, and dancing.  We are proud of our long relationship with the Food Bank and because ‘service is our prayer’ will ask all attendees to bring a non-perishable food item with them to the banquet to donate.  This will be a family friendly event, with childcare available. 

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Anniversary SundaySunday, September 20, Sanctuary, 11:00am – Our Anniversary Worship service will feature special Worship elements to commemorate the founding of our church, such as guest speakers, special readings and songs.

Picnic & Concert in the Parklate summer 2020 – We will host a picnic and concert in the park.  With potluck, BBQ, games and music, it is sure to be a blast.  We hope to be able to have some of our favorite guest musicians, that have played at our Worship services over the years, perform at the concert.

Symposiumfall 2020 – To wrap up our anniversary year, we will feature a symposium in the fall with featured speakers and contributors focusing on the future of First UU Church going forward.

Donating Your Time, Treasure, and Talent

All of this celebration doesn’t come without work and money. We need donations to help cover the costs and volunteers to help with the events. Look below to see how you can help make our 75th Anniversary a success.

Sapphire & Diamond Fundraiser

Our anniversary colors are sapphire blue and diamond white which gives us the name for our direct giving fundraiser.  Individuals and families can donate at whatever level they select.  This drive will continue throughout the year and you can give as many times as you like.  All donations will be tallied and the donors will be recognized at our Anniversary banquet in April 2020.  Look for donation envelopes in the pews of the Sanctuary and there will be a special 75th anniversary display in the Sanctuary foyer.  You can also donate directly online at the Online Giving section of our website.

Volunteers

We will need people to assist at all levels of the events – decorating, cleaning, cooking, set up, clean up, mailings, and probably many other tasks that we haven’t even thought of yet. To volunteer with any of the events described on this page contact one of the 75th Anniversary Task Force co-chairs: Dorothy Wallace at lee20@flash.net or David Rodriguez at drodz1969@yahoo.com.