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  • Sermon Video: Rev. Russ Menk and Rev. Tom Goldsmith on the Future of Unitarian Universalism

    "The Future of Unitarian Universalism" - a sermon given by Rev. Russ Menk and Rev. Tom Goldsmith on September 25, 2016

     

     

  • An Evening with Soul Fundraiser - Sept. 30th

    Join us for some mighty fine Jambalaya and fixin's plus storytelling by Rev. Robert Fulghum and live jazz music by The Disposable Thumbs! It will be an evening to remember! September 30, 7-9 p.m. in Eliot Hall. This fundraiser is in support of the high school youth group and their 2017 service trip.
     
    Update 9/29: A limited number of tickets will be on sale at the door for $25/person.
     
    For more information or to get involved: Contact Kim Grob Lee at or Rev. Matthew Co
  • For Newcomers: Information Session Oct. 2nd

    Next Information Session: October 2nd

    Join Rev. Matthew Cockrum for an informal Info Session on the first Sunday of every month in the small chapel, immediately following each worship service. Coffee and light refreshments available with an opportunity to meet other newcomers and ask questions about this congregation and Unitarian Universalism. No RSVP needed. Interested in helping? Contact Matthew at or 801.582.8687 ext. 205.

  • Building a Beloved Community: Carol's Welcome Table Story

    Building a Beloved Community: Carol’s Welcome Table Story
    -submitted by Carol Romagosa

    Back in November 2015, I was introduced to the idea of The Beloved Community by Mark Matheson, my Shakespeare professor. As director of the MUSE Project at the University of Utah, he wrote an introduction for U.S. Rep. John Lewis who would be speaking at the U. Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties and building what he calls “the Beloved Community” in America and the

  • Congregant Forum

    It Just Happened - submitted by Nicholas Shifrar



    The energy is a peaceful morning vibration. It’s not the frenzy of a festival. It’s not the excitement of a campus during the first weeks of fall or spring. It’s the steady radiation of an engaged movement. Some set tables with fliers and sign-up sheets on the patio. Others are parking their cars, locking up their bikes, and walking through the front doors to snag a seat in the red-padded, white-wooden pews. The choir is rehearsed and ready to

  • For Newcomers: Information Session Oct. 2nd

    Next Information Session: October 2nd

    Join Rev. Matthew Cockrum for an informal Info Session on the first Sunday of every month in the small chapel, immediately following each worship service. Coffee and light refreshments available with an opportunity to meet other newcomers and ask questions about this congregation and Unitarian Universalism. No RSVP needed. Interested in helping? Contact Matthew at or 801.582.8687 ext. 205.

  • Torch Article: Reverendly Yours

    Reverendly Yours - Rev. Tom Goldsmith

    There’s an old axiom that suggests that UU churches swell in numbers in proportion to our nation’s conservative leadership. In other words, UU churches flourished during the Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan years, with a slight upbeat during the Bush years. The Obama years may have kept our country a little left of center, but his administration hurt our membership overall.

    Although it’s not a science, we can safely speculate about the correlation between the

  • Torch Article: In the Life

    In the Life - Rev. Matthew Cockrum

    ...And we’re off! Just a few weeks into the new program year (and a month or so into the academic calendar) and it feels to me like we’re already at breakneck speed. It’s the end of September and we’re hurtling forward into plans for Halloween, Solstice and Christmas. It can make it seem as though summer was just a dream or is just a vague memory.

    Over the summer I tried to return to a practice of focused reading. One of the texts I chose is a slim one which

  • Endowment Fund Committee News

    -submitted by Cathy Chambless, Chair of Endowment Committee

    The Endowment Committee wishes to thank the following donors for their thoughtful gifts to the Church Endowment Fund in memory of members who have recently passed:

    In memory of Janet Minden
    Betsy Minden
    Carol Blackwell
    Cosette Joesten
    Paula Julander
    Lex Hemphill and Nancy Melich

    In memory of Alice “Pat” Capson Brown
    Virginia Rothstein
    Anne Holman/ King’s English
    Evelyn D. Bennett
    Richard and Helen Wolford & Family
    Miriam C. Bushnell

    Have yo

  • Social Justice News

    Film Screening Oct. 21st
    -submitted by Babara Taylor
     
    Have you read in newspaper that US just signed a deal to give Israel 3.8 billion a year, which is up from the 3.1 billion we used to give? Do you ever wonder why Israel receives so much military aid? Israel is number 1 on our list of aid, 4 times higher than number 2 on the list- Egypt. All the other countries in Africa that are facing civil war and starvation are bundled into a tiny bucket of aid. Is our aid going into the right place?
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Sun Oct 02 10:15 am - 10:45 am

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Sun Oct 02 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

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Sun Oct 02 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Sun Oct 02 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Sun Oct 02 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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What to Expect

Warm greetings to all who contemplate their first visit to First Unitarian Church.
We hope that our progressive church community will prove welcoming in all respects.

Service Times

Sundays

We have Sunday Services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am on Sunday Mornings. Religious Education classes for children and youth are offered during the 11:00 am services only. We offer childcare for the little ones during both services.

The church is located on the corner of 1300 East and 600 South in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Sunday School

Religious education is provided for children pre-school - 12th grade. We provide child care for the little ones. Please check in with volunteers at the Welcome table for assistance in finding the right classroom for your child/teen. Please note that Religious Educations classes meet exclusively at 11:00 am. Childcare is available at both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am services.

Please find out more about our schedule.

Parking

Plenty of on-street parking exists plus visitors may use the parking lot of Friendship Manor at the corner of 1300 East and 500 South. Enter the parking lot from either of Friendship Manor's two driveways and make your way south towards the church's 78 parking stalls. 

Get directions to the Church.