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  • Youth Program Assistant position open

    Youth Program Assistant

    First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City is seeking a creative, enthusiastic and dedicated individual to serve as a Youth Program Assistant. We are an urban, liberal church located near the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and are committed to social justice and spiritual growth.

    Our Religious Education programs are designed to provide children and youth with a safe and supportive environment in which they can learn and grow, connect with other children and explore

  • Celebration Sunday is March 5th

    Services at 9:00 and 11:00 am

    Celebration Sunday! “To Show an Affirming Flame”

    Join our huge worship production including our entire religious education program, our entire choir, two ministers, and the Holy Spirit. (The latter has merely been extended an invitation, but we hope the spirit of generosity will join us in our Pledge Kick-off). Special coffee hour to follow.

  • Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser - after services on February 26th

    Sunday, February 26 after each service. Have a tasty breakfast at church and support our high school youth in their June service trip to New Orleans. Want details or to help? Contact Nancy Moos at or Lori Shields at

  • Coalition of Religious Communities at the State Capitol - Feb. 28th

    CORC - Coalition Of Religious Communities 

    Want to engage the state legislature with other Unitarian Universalists? The Coalition of Religious Communities builds on a broad base to engage shared values for compassionate change in social issues. This year’s focus is on ending youth homelessness. Join other Unitarian Universalists along with our Jewish neighbors at the State Capitol on Tuesday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Check out the event on Facebook here:

  • Info and Orientation Sessions

    The monthly informal Info Sessions following Sunday services will not take place in March due to scheduling conflicts and Celebration Sunday.

    Next Info Sessions will be April 2 and May 7 (following each Sunday service) and Tuesday, May 9 (7-9 p.m. - registration required to Rev. Matthew Cockrum at or 801.582.8687 ext. 205).

  • Adult Religious Education Offerings

    • Owning Your Religious Past - Tuesdays, March 14, 21, 28 and April 4. 6:45-8:45 p.m. - Join Revs. Matthew Cockrum & Tom Goldsmith in this powerful 4-session series designed to assist participants in examining and exploring their religious past while also articulating their present and future. These sessions are open to all and will contain elements specifically geared towards those with LDS background. Register with Rev. Matthew Cockrum via e-mail () or phone (801.582.8687 e
  • Rev. Matthew's Congregational Life Report - Feb. 25th

    Rev. Matthew’s Congregational Life Report - Feb. 25th

    -Submitted by John Rasmusson

    When you read the Strategic Plan on the Church website, you’ll find it has a Congregational Life Objective that calls for addressing “the needs of our congregants in all stages of spiritual, theological and social development.” The plan stipulates that church leaders “will complete programming assessments and report on the results.” And so they will! On Feb. 25 at 9 a.m., our consulting minister, Matthew Cockrum

  • Arts Fair April 22nd

    The Annual First Unitarian Church Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday April 22nd from 5 to 10 pm and Sunday April 23rd till 1:30 pm. Artists: Please register using the online form found on the Arts Fair Registration Page . This is a fun family event with food and entertainment provided. Artists can show their art for fun at no charge. All sales are handled by the church. Church retains 25%, artist receive a check from the church for 75%. All arts and crafts welcomed. Display s

  • Torch Article: Sharing Our Thoughts About Supporting Our Church

    Sharing Our Thoughts About Supporting Our Church
    -Submitted by Julia Rossi

    When I think about my own reasons for pledging, I can’t help but wonder why other church participants pledge. And notice that I say ‘participants’ and not just ‘members’. Everyone who attends our services, listens to our choir, brings their children for religious education, is challenged and inspired by what we offer, calls on the church when they have a life changing event is a willing participant in our church. And if w

  • Should I Pledge?

    Should I Pledge? Where does the money go? How much should I pledge?

    -submitted by Julia Rossi, Pledge Committee

    You may not realize it but the Unitarian Universalist Association website offers a world of information. I have attempted to briefly answer some of the big questions but you might just want to go there yourself! Congregational Stewardship Q&A (

    Why do we pledge?
    The church belongs to each of us. We pledge to fund the dail

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Wed Feb 22 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Wed Feb 22 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Wed Feb 22 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Thu Feb 23 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Thu Feb 23 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Fri Feb 24 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Fri Feb 24 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Sat Feb 25 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Sat Feb 25 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Sun Feb 26 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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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. 

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