Latest News & Blog

  • Activities Fair September 18th

    Our annual Activities Fair will be held on Sunday, September 18th after both services. The Activities Fair is a great opportunity to learn about the various groups, programs, and committees of the church. Attention church groups: tables will be set up outside and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Rev. Tom and David Owens are back this Sunday!

    Thank you to Rev. Harold Straughn for organizing another successful and thought provoking Summer Forum series!

    Rev. Tom Goldsmith and David Owens are back this Sunday (August 28th) for one service only at 10 am. There will also be one service only on Sunday, September 4th at 10 am. We will resume our two service schedule ( 9 and 11 am) with Ingathering Sunday on September 11th. Religious Education classes also resume on September 11th.

    We look forward to welcoming you to a new church year!

  • Announcements and Congregational Briefs

    As of 8/25/2016


    Refugee Resettlement 

    Now that the long, hot summer is in the rearview mirror and Tom is back in the pulpit, we can shift our focus to the horizon.  The Refugee Resettlement Committee (RRC) needs to re-stock its inventory of gently used furniture.  Last year, the RRC picked up 184 donations from 132 church members.  The donated furniture twas used to set up apartments for 44 refugee families.  New families arrive in Utah weekly, so the need for second-hand furnishings is ope
  • Sign Up for Small Group Ministry

    From October to May, groups of 12-14 people will meet once a month for a discussion inspired by one of Tom’s sermons. Whether you were in a group last year or want to join for the first time, please register below. It is quick and easy. Questions? E-mail Sandi Greene at .

    SGM contributes to the “Within” and “Among” ENDS of our church. Last year, this popular program attracted more than 130 people. Don’t miss out on this rewarding program. Register today.


  • Summer Forum Video: "Critical Thinking and the New Progressivism"

    A summer forum presentation given by Rev. Harold Straughn


  • Social Justice News

    Social Justice: Update from UUJME—Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East

    AIPAC (American Israeli Political Action Committee) is spending money to influence American elections so there is a permanent tilt toward Israel. More information is becoming public that Israel is destroying Palestinian homes with Caterpillar bull dozers and invading homes at night at gun point as well as taking away Palestinian water rights.

    Concerned Unitarians, many of them of Jewish heritage, have refl

  • Religious Education News

    Welcome Back from your RE Director!

    Welcome to another year at First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City. Fall is just around the corner and change is in the air. Our Ingathering Sunday September 11th at 11am marks the official start of our Religious Education program. On this date we will return to our regular schedule of 9am and 11am services.

    On Sunday September 11, children ages 3 - 11 will join their teachers in the Little Chapel at 10:50am before we proceed into the sanctuary to join the

  • Torch Article: Environmental Ministry

    Environmental Ministry News (8/29/2016)

    Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with America’s Native Peoples Workshop

    Thursday, September 8, 2016, 12:30-2:30PM
    Location: University Guest House, 110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT
    Facilitators: Crete Brown, PhD , LCSW, Director, Heartland Wellness Center and the WholeHealth Cooperative, Pocatello, ID and Joan M. Gregory, Co-Coordinator, Environmental Ministry, First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City
  • Torch Article: In the Life

    In The Life…

    I spent the last eight days in a Yoga Teacher Training and let me tell’s a lot harder than it looks! Though I’ve been a yoga practitioner for going on seven years now and have trained as an assistant, getting up in front of a room full of people and giving clear, simple instruction on how to move from one pose to’s no joke!

    A big part of the training was referred to as “meditation and inquiry.” You see, memorizing the poses and their sequence is just part of

  • Religious Education Updates

    • RE Volunteer Teacher Training is happening Sunday, August 28th 11:00 to 1:00 in room 208.
    • RE Classes resume Sunday for Pre-K - 9th grade on September 11th at 11:00 am.  10th - 12th grades will meet (beginning September 11th) in the Haven from 10:45 - 12:45. Childcare is available in the nursery room (Room 109) during both services (9:00 am and 11:00 am).
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Tue Aug 30 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Tue Aug 30 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Tue Aug 30 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Wed Aug 31 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Wed Aug 31 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Wed Aug 31 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Thu Sep 01 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Sat Sep 03 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Sun Sep 04 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Sun Sep 04 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm


Sun Sep 04 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Sun Sep 04 6:00 pm - 7:00 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


We are currently on our summer schedule with services at 10:00 am only. Religious Education classes will resume in September. We offer childcare during the service.

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


Sunday School

Please Note: We are currently on our Summer schedule. There is childcare available during our Summer Forum presentation at 10 am, but no Religious Education classes. RE classes and programming will resume in September.

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.