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  • Summer Forum 2017

    Summer Forum Series  2017

    Theme:  The mystery and attraction of contrasting views

    Sundays at 10:00 AM


    June 18 - Julia Rossi, RN – How beliefs and attitudes towards addiction influence treatment and outcomes

    Julia has been active in the family support community and writes a blog on topics of interest for families of addicts.


    June 25 – The Crossroads Project: Musical Conversations About the Earth

    A string quartet and visual artists from Utah State University


    July 2 -  Michael Johns

  • Sunday Schedule Changes

    Please note: Beginning Sunday May 28th, we will go to one Sunday service only at 10:00 am. On June 4th, Pride Sunday, will have a shortened service at 9:00 am. This is a change from the previous announcements of schedule changes.


    May 28th: One service at 10:00 am

    June 4th: One shortened service at 9:00 am to allow joining in the Pride Parade

    June 11th: One service only at 10:00 am - joint service with our new assistant minister (picnic at Sugarhouse Park to follow)

    June 18th: Summe

  • Environmental Ministry Film Screening and Discussion



    Friday, June 23rd, 7-9PM in Eliot Hall

    From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration.  From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the As

  • Annual Church Picnic June 11th

    The annual end-of-year picnic is almost here. This event is fun for all ages, and we hope that you are planning to attend. If you would like to be part of the team that makes it all happen, please contact Joe Herringat  or 801-440-5521. We need some extra hands to assist with set up, grill tending and other food service tasks,  and of course, clean up.. We have reserved our usual spot - the Mt. Olympus Pavilion at Sugarhouse Park. PLEASE bring your OWN reusable, non-disposable

  • Pride Parade: Sunday June 4th

    Pride Parade: Sunday June 4th 10am. 

    -submitted by Michele Page

    Please plan to join us.  Theme:  Pride Elevated.

    Please join us to walk in the Pride Parade this year, celebrating our wonderful Reverend Tom Goldsmith for 30 years of service at First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City.  Tom and Mary will be riding in a convertible and the congregation will be walking ahead of, and behind the car (please, not to the side, we need the crowd to be able to read the signage on the car!).  We will ha

  • "Screenagers" Screening May 25th

    First Church will be screening a gripping documentary "Screenagers" about the dangers and affects of digital screens on our youth. Mark your calendar for May 25, 6 pm in Eliot Hall.

    Click here for more information.

  • Church camping trip July 21-24

    The camping trip is attended by approximately 80 to 140 people depending on campsite. It is a community building activity were attendees of both services and their families can take time to get to know each other away from the church. For many attendees it is a family church tradition.

    The event covers 3 nights and 4 days on average. Family friendly activities take place every day and there is a huge pot luck that is often also attended by people who drive up just for the day (another 10 people

  • Sermon Video: "Denying Justice to Women"

    A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on May 14, 2017


  • Sermon Video: "Emerson and Joseph Smith: Looking for True Religion"

    A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on May 7, 2017


  • Sermon Video: "Neil Gorsuch: A Roadblock to Compassion in Dying"

    A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on April 30, 2017


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Sun May 28 10:05 am - 10:40 am


Sun May 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Mon May 29 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Mon May 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Tue May 30 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Tue May 30 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Wed May 31 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Wed May 31 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Thu Jun 01 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Thu Jun 01 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Fri Jun 02 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Sat Jun 03 9:00 am - 3:00 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 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. Please note: We go to one Sunday service only for May 28th (10:00 am), June 4th (9:00 am to allow for Pride Parade participation) and June 11th (10:00 am). Summer Forum will be held Sundays at 10:00 am June 18th - August 20th. Childcare is availble for young children.

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


Sunday School

Please note: We are currently on our summer schedule. Religious Education Classes for children and youth will resume in the fall. Childcare for young children is available during the summer. 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. 

Get directions to the Church.