Latest News & Blog

  • Sermon Video: "The First Step: A Spiritual Exercise"

    A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on October 23, 2016


  • November 14th: Keith Tricket Musical Fundraiser to benefit our Homeless Youth Meal Effort

    The Music Department at First Church is pleased to host an evening recital of British Humorous Music on November 14th at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. Longtime musical friend, Baritone Keith Trickett, will offer his musical musings at this benefit recital for The Homeless Youth Shelter. Keith's recitals are always a pleasure and this one is sure to be a special delight. Joined by accompanist Emily Williams, this will be an entertaining and worthwhile evening. Please come !!!

    A Suggested Donation of

  • Adult Religious Education News

    UU Orientation New or new-ish to Unitarian Universalism or First Unitarian Church? Curious about how to get connected with this community of service, learning and justice? Join staff and lay leaders in an intimate evening of questions and exploration. Next First Church Info Session/UU Orientation - Monday, October 24th - 6:30-8:30 in Eliot Hall.
    Light snacks will be provided and childcare is available upon request. Please register online here  or contact Rev. Matthew. Please include number and ag

  • Religious Education: Newsbits

    Upcoming RE Events:

    Do you own a sewing machine? Have we got a volunteer job for you! Are you willing to donate an hour or two for a simple sewing project that will help our homeless teen friends for whom we’re providing meals this year? If you can help, please contact Lissa Lander within the next few days to learn about making cloth bags for homeless teens. Email: . Project completion date 11/7/16.

    We need to make dough to raise dough! The third Sunday of each month—Sandwich

  • Religious Education Column: Traditions

    Traditions - Julie Miller, Director of Religious Education

    Before I came to First Church, I heard a joke:
Q: What’s a Unitarian? A: An atheist with children!

    A grain of truth here? I’m pretty certain I’m not the only one who arrived at a Unitarian Universalist church after never belonging to any church my entire adult life. When my son was quite young, I went church shopping. I wanted to raise him in a religious tradition, but the one I had attended didn’t make much sense to me.

    The good news

  • Torch Article: Reverendly Yours

    Reverendly Yours - Rev. Tom Goldsmith

    Locker room talk is now a euphemism for degrading and objectifying women. The assumption rests on the idea that all guys participate in this conversation on either conquering women sexually or intending to do so. Even the Republican candidate running for president is not immune from such aggression towards women because, after all, he’s only a guy. It’s in the male DNA. Many believe that to be true.

    We have devolved considerably since Jimmy Carter confesse

  • Congregational Briefs

    Leaving the country if Trump wins? The Refugee Resettlement Committee is offering pre-election, radical decluttering. Rid your house of furniture in anticipation of your exile in Costa Rica or Canada. Act now and avoid the rush! Call Joe Dubray at (904) 527-9773. Use the code: “Trumped."


    The Open Minds Book Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Haven Room at the Church. The book for October 27th is “Homecoming” by Yaa Gyasi. All are welcome.


    Dinner and Dialo

  • In the Spotlight

    Meet the Housers
    Meet patriarch and father- Travis Houser, daughter and mom- Lucy Houser, and son and grandson- Tyeer “Ty” Houser.

    The Housers are three generation under one roof! Travis is 92 and was an Army brat. He spent his working years as an English teacher and an administrator, moving to Utah when he was 88. Lucy grew up in upstate New York and then in eastern Iowa. While she was working in Wyoming she had the opportunity to read the Salt Lake Tribune, and when the economy hit a slump she

  • UU Orientation/Info Session Oct. 24th

    UU Orientation & Info Session - 10/24 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Eliot Hall.

    New or new-ish to Unitarian Universalism or First Unitarian Church? Curious about how to get connected with this community of service, learning and justice? Join staff and lay leaders in an intimate evening of questions and exploration. RSVP online by clicking here, or email to clminister@slcuu or Rev. Matthew Cockrum at 801.582.8687 ext. 205. Child care available upon request and light refreshments served.

  • Highway Clean Up! October 29th

    UU Highway Cleanup: Just above beautiful Little Dell Reservoir, between East, Emigration, and Parley's Canyons, a sign proudly proclaims that the Salt Lake Unitarian Universalist Congregation is responsible for keeping this lovely area free of litter. Won't you join us for a few hours to take a nice walk and pick up a little trash? Saturday, October 29th, we will meet at the church at 0900, then proceed to the UDOT station East of Mt Dell golf course in Parley's Canyon. You can meet us there at

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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


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.


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.