WHY A LEGACY CAMPAIGN NOW?
The First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City wishes to leave a legacy of progressive religious thought and action for future generations so they may meet the complexities of their times with courage, conviction, and faith. In 1891, the First Unitarian Church was founded in the Salt Lake Valley. In 1927, the current New England-style chapel was constructed.
To continue making the world a better place and responding to the myriad needs of our community, First Unitarian Church must act now to preserve the historic chapel and religious education building and extend their usefulness into the new century. And in the near future, the church must also offer larger worship and community gathering spaces. Both of these projects must minimize impacts on the environment while preserving our proud heritage.
“Faith demands us to regard the future with confidence. Sometimes the future lies beyond our control, but sometimes it is determined by our own work and commitment. The future envisioned by our forebears back in the 19th century made our church community possible. Now we have the opportunity to manifest our faith in the future of Unitarianism in Salt Lake City by bringing to generations still unknown the space and sustainability required to perform their tasks.” —Rev. Tom Goldsmith, Minister