May Day March for Our Dreams

Lake Eola amphitheater was filled with central Floridians supporting constitutional freedoms and dreams. Many groups spoke, and our local congressman, Maxwell Frost, supported the many groups in attendance for coming together for the upcoming challenges.

Sharing LOVE in the face of state-sanctioned hate was the focus of this powerful rally. Giving hope to many marginalized groups – Dreamers, LGBTQ+, union organizers, resistance advocates – as we were reminded that we are working together for a better and fairer community.


Blood Bus at 1U Campus

2022-11-30 Bloog Bus Kathy H

Many thanks to those who participated at the November 30th blood drive at our campus to help serve our community!

Plan Ahead

The OneBlood “Big Red Bus” will next be in the 1U parking lot on February 2, 2023, from 8:30am to 1:30pm.

Lives can be saved through your blood donation! All blood types are needed!

Make an appointment to reserve your spot at First Unitarian is the sponsor of this event when you make your appointment.

Be sure to be well hydrated and eat well before you donate. This is particularly important when daily temperatures are high.

First Unitarian Church of Orlando is located at 1901 E. Robinson Street Orlando 32803.

Contact with questions. 

2023 Give Blood Flier

Joy MCC Food Pantry Liaison needed!

Needed: person/s to liaison with Joy Metropolitan Community Church (Joy MCC) Food Pantry. This group/project is one of 1U’s Share the Plate recipients. The Food Pantry serves hundreds of families per month with food needs. Learn more at 1U has provided funds through Share the Plate, and food through special and ongoing collections. Having a regular liaison with Joy MCC Food Pantry staff would solidify our relationship and build opportunities to serve the community.


  • Be in contact with Joy MCC Food Pantry personnel to determine best ways 1U can support their
    efforts. This could range from several times a year (Share the Plate and occasional food drives)
    to more frequent interactions. Exploring options for in person volunteer opportunities might be
  • Publicize Food Pantry needs to 1U through submissions to Weekly Update and Facebook, as appropriate. 1U Leadership Development Committee can assist with logistics on publicity
    options and details.
  • Monitor donation area in Gore Hall as items are brought in by congregants
  • Work with Amy Fairweather, 1U church administrator, to arrange for donations to be picked up by Joy MCC personnel.

Duration: start anytime, and serve at least through June 2023; could be longer if desired.

Interested? Contact Cindy C.  at

The 1U Serving the Community Team supports this project, and can be of assistance if issues/questions arise.