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First U Think is a podcast designed to feed your mind. I'm Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw, and along with some special guests, I'll be bringing you weekly talks about the topics that matter. Living with values. Caring about the world and the people in it. Making a difference. Learning about prophetic people and their work. Want to change the world? First you think. First U Think is brought to you by the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines IA.

First U Think Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw and guests

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First U Think is a podcast designed to feed your mind. I'm Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw, and along with some special guests, I'll be bringing you weekly talks about the topics that matter. Living with values. Caring about the world and the people in it. Making a difference. Learning about prophetic people and their work. Want to change the world? First you think. First U Think is brought to you by the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines IA.

    Pouring Out Our Hearts

    Pouring Out Our Hearts

    After over a year of COVID isolation, we long to embrace the possibilities of returning to community. Join us for this water communion service, and celebrate our beloved community
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    • 20 min
    Making A Joyful Noise

    Making A Joyful Noise

    Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year- a time for both being judged and letting go of old mistakes. It is time to begin the work of new creation, and to allow life to lead you in new ways. Come and see how this holiday can make a difference in your life, and make a joyful noise!
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    • 22 min
    The Merits And Moral Imperative of Smiting

    The Merits And Moral Imperative of Smiting

    It has been said that all that is necessary for evil to flourish is for good people to do nothing. What does it look like, then, for good people to interrupt evil? Must we be rude? In a word: yes. Yes, we must.



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    • 25 min
    Friends, Family, Fishin’ and Filosofy: The Wisdom of Pat McManus

    Friends, Family, Fishin’ and Filosofy: The Wisdom of Pat McManus

    Sometimes friends, family, fun, and shared philosophies are what it is all about. Join Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw for this warm look at finding joy and support in our daily lives.
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    • 17 min
    Why Do I Need a Bookmark When the Book's 12 Pages Long?

    Why Do I Need a Bookmark When the Book's 12 Pages Long?

    Life is often complex. Sometimes wisdom comes from the simplest things. Let's come together and talk about the wisdom we find in the stories we tell to children.

    • 19 min
    Spiritual is Not Enough

    Spiritual is Not Enough

    Holly Near sang "I'm afraid of what you do in the name of your God," but as UUs prove religion is about so much more than individual spiritual beliefs. As the pandemic lessens and we begin the work of finding a new normal, today we're going to talk about the deep value of  religious community.

    • 21 min

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