First UCC News

First UCC SL Joins Gun Violence Nationwide Events

Gun Violence Poster

1st UCC Campus, Second Life -- In a world plagued with gun violence and the agony associated with the shootings that seem constantly in the news, First UCC Second Life will participate in the 2017 Nationwide Vigils and Events to End Gun Violence.  Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook a half million Americans have been injured or killed by guns. 

Rev. Christine Ng (Kris Metcalfng in Second Life) is coordinating planned observances for our worship services on December 14, 16 and 17.  A schedule of worship services is available on the calendar page.  First UCC Second Life regularly offers worship or special events to address crisis situations.

Sponsoring organizations for the nationwide effort include The Newtown Foundation, Newtown Action Alliance, Brady Campaign  to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown Survivor Network, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Organizing for Action, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, St. Marks Episcopal Church and Women's March.

Pirates Invade First UCC Second Life  

1st UCC Campus, Second Life -- The November themed dance party found members and friends invited to "party like a pirate." Partying Like a Pirate Event coordinator Marie Fairport did the decorating and her husband Kiva Fairport was DJ for the evening.  Speaking of the music played during the two-hour event, one party-goer remarked, "I never knew there were this many pirate songs!" 

A different themed dance event is held each month on First UCC's virtual campus.  Most events are held in the Club Diversity Ballroom on the top floor of the Worship Center building.  Those attending use the campus teleport system to get to the club.

Some of the planned events celebrate a particular time of year.  The December event will be the annual Christmas Party.  In February party-goers will dress up for the Snow Ball.  All social and worship events are listed on the campus events display on the main landing.  The church website calendar page also includes a complete events listing.