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  • For Newcomers: First UU Info Session February 2nd

    Join Revs. Tom Goldsmith and Matthew Cockrum along with other congregational leaders and newcomers! Childcare available (with RSVP to or 801.582.8687 ext. 205) and light refreshments served.

     Other Info Sessions:

    • Sunday, February 5 after each service (10:15-10:50 a.m. and 12:15-1:00 p.m.) - Join Rev. Matthew Cockrum and other newcomers for a quick, no RSVP-needed, info session. Meet Matthew at the piano in the chapel following the service.
    • Next Steps: A Night with th
  • Inauguration Day Interfaith Prayer Service

    On the day of the inauguration, Friday, January 20th, First Church will host an Interfaith Prayer Service. Please join us at 9:00 a.m. for an infusion of hope, love, and prayer.

  • Sermon Video: "Out of the Shadows"

    A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on January 15, 2017


  • Interfaith Remembrance Jan. 26th

    Please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 26th at 7:00 p.m.. Our church will host the annual remembrance for Down Winders. An Interfaith group of clergy will join Tom Goldsmith in exploring the effects of a nuclear world. The choir will join the service.

  • Torch Column: Reverendly Yours

    This week is it!!!! On Friday the 20th we will witness what is considered a hallmark of American democracy: the peaceful transition of power from an outgoing president to the incoming one. Peaceful does not describe my emotions. Perhaps fury and rage come closer. But what I do know is that the anticipation is over. No longer speculating about what might happen, we will be confronted with new policies head-on. Our country stands to learn a lot; we as individuals will learn much about ourselves.

  • Torch Column: In the Life

    In the Life . . . (Rev. Matthew Cockrum)

    Proud to Have Served - As we witness the conclusion of the presidency of Barack Obama and the transition to Donald Trump, debate continues about the Obama legacy and the anxiously anticipated consequences of the next President. Like many, I watched Obama’s farewell address with tearfulness. Among his many eloquent comments was the simple acknowledgement of the privilege of serving as the President.

    It recalled me to a conversation with my father, now de

  • Are We Out of the ICU?

    Are We Out of the ICU? A Mid-Year Report

    By Becky Heal, Member of the Board

    We started the church year with the budget in critical condition. At mid-year it’s been upgraded to serious but stable.

    This wonderful news is because of the remarkable energy and commitment of our congregation.

    Because of you, pledges have increased, members have pledged for the first time, people have been uncommonly generous at Christmastime and the choir has thrown its considerable person-power and energy into se

  • Congregational Briefs and Announcements 1/23/2017

    Congregational Briefs

    RRC needs chairs. If the Refugee Resettlement Committee were to tweet a current status report a la Trump, it would write: “Huge shortage of kitchen chairs. So sad.” If you can help with a chair donation, call Joe Dubray at (904) 527-9773 as soon as possible.
    Dinner and Dialogue Dinner and Dialogue is going strong! There have already been several dinners, and we have many more in the works clear through May. Feel free to sign up in the white binder in Eliot Hall at the Congr

  • Social Justice Film Screen: In the Settlements

    Social Justice Film

    -submitted by Barbara Taylor

    The Social Justice committee and Utahns for Just Peace in the Holy Land are showing a free documentary, “The Settlements”, Saturday, March 11, 7 pm in Elliot Hall.

    During the last week of December, the Obama administration abstained from a vote in the UN Security Council condemning Israel’s settlement policy. Since the UN was formed in 1946, the US as one of the five permanent members of the Security Council, (there are 15 members in all) has t

  • In the Spotlight

    “In the Spotlight”. . . Meet Kaden Colton

    -submitted by Jan Crane

    I am a recent graduate of the University of Utah. While there, my studies included atmospheric and environmental science and geography. Student groups, such as Students for Queer Arts, Resistance and Education, American Sign Language Club, Environmental Club and the American Meteorological Society student chapter got me to think critically about what I wanted to do once I finished university. While at the U, I also tutored peopl

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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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