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  • Jazz Vespers 2017

    Each Fall Reverend Tom Goldsmith kicks off a new season of Jazz Vespers, a concert series featuring top-notch, local jazz musicians. Jazz Vespers has been running for over 25 years and always plays to a full house. Concert time is 7:30. Please arrive early for our very popular Jazz Vespers series to make sure you get a seat.

     Jazz Vespers 2017

    Sunday, October 29, 2017
    A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald: Ella's 100th Birthday!
    Special Guest: Angela Bingham, vocals
    Sunday, November, 5, 2017
  • Environmental Ministry Class: The Climate Crisis: A Fresh Look - What do We do, by When, and How?

    The Climate Crisis: A Fresh Look - What do We do, by When, and How?

    Location: The Haven, First Unitarian Church, 569 S 1300 E, SLC

    Time & Dates: 6:30PM-8:30PM, Thursdays (except for one Friday) Oct 12 & 27 (Friday), Nov 9, Dec 7, Jan 11 & 25, and Feb 8 & 22

    Sign up online

    We know that we are in a climate crisis.  But, what does this mean?  What are the most impactful things we can do?  Where will we be most effective in focusing our action?

    Will resisting Trump be consequent?  Can cities an

  • Sermon Video: "Always Looking Ahead" Chapel 90th Anniversary Service

    A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on September 17, 2017


  • Sermon Video: "Staying Relevant as a Church"

    A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on September 10, 2017


  • Torch Column: Reverendly Yours

     Reverendly Yours - Rev. Tom Goldsmith

    “Our whole city is underwater right now,” said Mayor Derrick Freeman of Port Arthur, Texas. It seemed that Hurricane Harvey hit the town with more fury than anywhere else. Even the shelters were flooded.

    I single out Port Arthur in the whole Houston area devastation because Port Arthur has been drowning for a long time in other ways, too, like poverty The media tries hard to make distinctions between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina twelve years ago

  • Ingathering Sunday this Sunday, September 10th

    Ingathering is the official kickoff for the 2017-2018 church year. We resume our regular service schedule with services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am.

    Religious Education classes for children and youth also resume this Sunday at the 11:00 am service. Kids will process into the chapel during services to be welcomed to a new church year.

    More information about Religious Education
    Our Religious Education Program (RE) provides childcare at the 9:00 and 11:00 am service in room 109 for infants and toddler

  • Administrative Assistant job opening

    First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City seeks qualified individual to assume duties of Administrative Assistant. Competencies required include organizational reception, website maintenance, social media interfaces, desktop publishing, calendar maintenance, light bookkeeping and inventory maintenance. Some Sunday work required. 30 hours per week, salary + full benefits. 10 paid holidays and sick leave. Please send resume and letter of intent to:

    Hal Gonzales

    Church Administrator

    First Unitari

  • Sermon Video: "Hope is Just the Beginning"

    A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith with Rev. Monica Dobbins given on August 27, 2017


  • Summer Forum Video: "Why are We Laughing? Political Cartooning and Current Events"

    A Summer Forum service given by Pat Bagley on July 30, 2017


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Sun Sep 24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Sun Sep 24 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm


Sun Sep 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Mon Sep 25 8:50 am - 9:00 am


Mon Sep 25 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Mon Sep 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Mon Sep 25 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Tue Sep 26 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Wed Sep 27 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Wed Sep 27 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Wed Sep 27 7:30 pm - 9:30 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. 

Get directions to the Church.