Practical Information

What do people wear?
Unitarian Universalists are generally not known for making fashion statements, not even on Sunday mornings. Casual clothing is the usual attire. Whatever you choose to wear, we look forward to meeting you!

Children and Worship
First Unitarian Church welcomes families with children into the life of the church! Our congregation’s worship space and style invites a quiet, contemplative participation. Consequently, worshippers who need more movement and/or noise are invited to explore the options of Eliot Hall and/or the Nursery on the far north end of the building. Both of these options have large screens where the service is broadcast live and space for movement. The Nursery is recommended for more talkative children. Childcare (at 9 and 11 am during regular schedule and 10 am during summer schedule) and religious education classes (at 11 a.m. only during regular schedule) are also offered during the worship service. Feel free to check out the classroom spaces and curricula and/or have a conversation with some of our Religious Education Staff (Julie Miller, Director of Religious Education; Lissa Lander, Religious Education Assistant; Amanda Esko, Religious Education Assistant, and Rev. Monica Dobbins (Jr and Sr High School) to get a better sense of the Sunday morning experience in the classrooms.

Induction Loop and Hearing Assistance
An induction loop is provided in the sanctuary/chapel area for the benefit of hearing aid users. To use, please switch your hearing aid to 'T'. Hearing assists which can be worn over hearing aids are also available in the chapel vestibule every Sunday for both services.

Large print hymnals
There are large print hymnals in the administrative office. Please ask the usher if you need help locating them.

There is free street parking on 600 South and some spots on 1300 East on Sunday mornings. We also have leased the parking lot of Friendship Manor with easy access to the church. Friendship Manor is the high-rise retirement community situated on 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.

UTA Buses/TRAX: There is a TRAX station north of the church at 500 South 1400 East, an easy, two block walk. The church is also on the UTA bus line. See for more information as routes and destinations times vary and change.

Our church is handicap accessible.

The Torch Newsletter
The Torch newsletter gives detailed information about on-going activities at First Church as well as special events throughout the year. Notify the administrative office that you’d like to be on the email mailing list. Text only paper copies are available in Eliot Hall for those with limited or non-existent internet accessibility. You can also access copies of The Torch by clicking here. Please submit church related items for publication in The Torch to .