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  • Summer Forum Video: Attempting the Impossible: Changing Minds on Climate Change

    A Summer Forum presentation given by Thomas Moyer


  • Summer Forum Video: Hijabs and Halal: Dialogue with a Devout Utah Muslim

    A Summer Forum presentation given by Maysa Kergaye on July 9, 2017


  • Summer Video: The Neuroscience of Meditation

    A Summer Forum presentation given by Michael Johnson, PhD on July 2, 2017


  • Additional Changes to Summer Forum Schedule

    The Summer Forum 2018 Schedule has changed, here is the latest schedule as of July 18, 2017 - please disrergard any previously published schedules:

    July 23 - Utah Refugees: Stories of Resilience    A panel of refugees share their experiences of making lives in Utah.

    July 30 – Pat Bagley Why are we laughing? Political Cartooning and Current Events    Award winning political cartoonist for The Salt Lake Tribune shares his perceptio

    August 6 – Elliot Francis and William McMahon, M.D. -  Adults

  • Looking Ahead: Important Upcoming Dates

    Looking Ahead

    Summer Forum continues each Sunday at 10 am through August 20, 2017. Meditation group meets 15 minutes after the service in the parlor.

    August 27th: Worship services resume with one service only at 10 am. Childcare will be provided.

    September 3rd: Worship service; one service only at 10 am.

    September 10th: Ingathering Sunday; regular worship service schedule resumes with services at 9:00 and 11:00 am; Religious Education classes for children and youth resume at the 11:00 am ser

  • Rev. Harold Straughn’s New Book

    -submitted by Harold Straughn

    I am pleased to announce the arrival of my new book: ANECDOTES THAT TRANSFORM:...Little Stories That Changed My Life Without My Knowing It.

    You will see many familiar names, places, and ideas that you cherish, including a chapter about my life and ministry with you at First Unitarian Church.

    For more information about Hardcover, Softcover, and Online editions, click here:

    In addition to ordering from my publisher, I plan to b

  • Refugee Resettlement Committee: The Pedal Project

     The Pedal Project

    -submitted by Andrea Globokar

    The Pedal Project is a collaboration between First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City Refugee Resettlement Committee and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

    The purpose of the Pedal Project is to provide free, gently used bicycles, new helmets, lights and bicycle locks to newly arriving refugee families in Salt Lake City. It is estimated that between 50-75 families will be resettled by IRC between July 1, 017-June 30, 2018. Gently used bi

  • Thank You First Church

    Dear Rev. Tom Goldsmith and the congregation of the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake,

    Thank you again for the opportunity to facilitate and engage in the workshop "Danger of a Single Story". I enjoyed connecting with each of you and appreciate learning and growing towards furthering social justice and inclusion awareness. Together we can impact the world!

    With solidarity,

    Dr. Wazir Suni Jefferson

  • In the Spotlight: Meet Kira Kilmer

    I recently took the plunge and signed The Book after being a peripheral member of the UU community since 2006.  Typically slow to action!

    A refugee from the East Coast, Connecticut-born and raised, North Stamford to be precise, graduate of Wellesley College, with a twenty-year career in book, studio and corporate design, I migrated to Salt Lake on a whim, thinking it would be one winter of skiing.  I’m still here, 33 years later.

    The First Unitarian Church has become my philosophical and ethic

  • Summer Video: "How Beliefs and Attitudes Affect Addiction Treatment and Outcomes"

    Summer Forum Week One: "How Beliefs and Attitudes Affect Addiction Treatment and Outcomes" - Julia Rossi


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Mon Jul 24 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Mon Jul 24 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Mon Jul 24 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Tue Jul 25 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Wed Jul 26 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Wed Jul 26 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Thu Jul 27 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Thu Jul 27 8:30 am - 11:00 am


Fri Jul 28 8:30 am - 1:30 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 schdule. Summer Forum presentations happen each Sunday at 10 am. through August 20th. Childcare is provided for young children during Summer Forum. 

We will return to worship services on August 27th, and our Religious Education classes resume on September 11th.

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


Sunday School

We are currently on our summer schedule. Religious Education Classes for children and youth will resume on September 11, 2017. Childcare for young children is available during the summer. 

Please click here for more information about our Religious Education program.


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. 

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