Newcomers

Welcome to First Unitarian Church and thank you for your interest. Unitarian Universalism is a non-dogmatic faith with a history that reaches back to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Most people are more familiar with the early roots of Unitarianism and Universalism in early 19th century New England. The Transcendentalist movement, responsible for new expressions in spirituality and literature, was configured by Unitarians such as Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Longfellow, and Alcott. Our headquarters today is still located in Boston.

There are over 1000 Unitarian Universalist congregations in North America, each one autonomous but connected through an affirmation of the Seven Principles (see link below).

As you become more familiar with First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, you may truly welcome the progressive atmosphere that permeates worship, religious education, and our intense commitment to social justice and environmental sustainability. A simple snapshot of our wide diversity of beliefs might be narrowly focused to read: Deeds Not Creeds. We believe that how we act in the world carries far more relevance than memorizing doctrine.

Your involvement in this vibrant religious community will be welcomed and appreciated. We hope that you will consider just some of the opportunities we provide as outlined in this brochure. We are a group that enjoys celebration, working towards justice, and take seriously the religious education of our children to foster their own sense of worth and freedom of thought.


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