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  • Summer Forum 2016

    A diverse and exciting new lineup of speakers awaits you for ten Sundays from June 19 through August 21. Programs begin at 10 a.m., and feature music and Q&A sessions.Conversations and refreshments continue in Eliot Hall. Child care is provided.

    June 19— Medical Marijuana: Who Does the Ban in Utah Continue to Harm? Christine Stenquist and Lissa Lander of TRUCE (Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education) report on the state of legalization of medical marijuana, locally and nationally,

  • Sunday Service Time Change

    Now that we are winding down to summer, we will only have one service for the next few Sundays at the following times:

    Sunday, May 29th at 10:00 am - "Poetry and Prayer: Honoring the Life of a Pacifist" - Rev. Tom Goldsmith

    Sunday, June 5th at 9:00 am - "The Gospel According to RuPaul" - Rev. Matthew Cockrum. This service will be slightly shorter to make it easier for the congregation to be able to participate in the Pride Parade.

    Sunday, June 12th at 10:00 am - "Keeping Cool this Summer" - R

  • The Zabriskie Requiem - Sunday, May 22nd at 9:00 and 11:00 am

    Please be sure to join us this Sunday, May 22nd for our annual Requiem Sunday. This memorial tribute proves to be one of the most meaningful Sundays of our church year. Our regular liturgy is suspended so that we may present a concert performance of the Zabriskie Requiem. Performed during our regular church times of 9 AM and 11 AM, under the direction of David A. Zabriskie, the Chancel Choir will be joined by a professional instrumental ensemble, soloists and spoken word provided by Tom Goldsmit

  • Annual Picnic June 12th

    Church Picnic June 12th (Following the 10:00 AM service)

    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 Herring at or 801-440-5521. We need some extra hands to assist with set up, grill tending and other food service tasks, planning and running some simple games, and of course, clean up.

    Annual Church Picnic Detail

  • Sermon Video: "Women Protesters"

    A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on May 8, 2016


  • Sermon change for May 15, 2016 Service

    In order to make our worship service more congruent with the issues we face at the annual meeting, the sermon for May 15th will be: "Does the Liberal Church Hold Meaning for Today and Tomorrow?"

  • Notice of Congregational Meeting and Agenda

    Notice of Congregational Meeting
    May 15, 2016  12:30 pm

    First Unitarian Church Annual Meeting Agenda

    • Call meeting to order
    • Review of governance process
    • Strategic Plan focus
    • Election of new Nominating Committee members
    • Election of new Board of Trustees members
    • Operations Report
    • Approve 2016-17 church year budget
    • Closing
  • Service Video: Earth Day Celebration "Reconnecting to Hope"

    A service given by the Environmental Ministry of First Unitarian Church on April 17, 2016


  • Sermon Video: Child Dedications "So Many Choices"

    A sermon given by Rev. Tom Goldsmith on April 10, 2016


  • Meditation Group Changes

    The meditation group will be meeting on Sundays in the Parlor at 12:15. They will not meet on May 1st, May 15th or June 5th. We will end near the end of the church year. Final date to be determined.

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Wed May 25 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Wed May 25 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Wed May 25 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Wed May 25 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Thu May 26 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Thu May 26 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Thu May 26 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Fri May 27 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Sat May 28 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm


Sun May 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Sun May 29 12:15 pm - 1:15 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 regular schedule with services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Religious Education classes are available at the 11:00 am service only. We have childcare for both the 9:00 am and 11:00 am 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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