Please join us on Sunday, June 14th at 11:30, following our 10 am service for our annual end-of-year picnic. We have reserved our usual spot - the Mt. Olympus Pavilion at Sugarhouse Park.

  • Bring Your Own Mug The Coffee Committee will be serving coffee at the church picnic. Please remember to bring a coffee cup with your eating utensils if you wish to drink coffee so that we can reduce the use of disposable cups. We will be awarding a prize for the most unusual/ugly coffee cup. To put it another way, bring your ugly mug to to picnic!
  • Please bring a salad or dessert to share with everyone, and if possible, bring your own nondisposable dishes and utensils so that we can limit the recycling and refuse that we generate.
  • Please label vegetarian, vegan, nut free, and gluten free options clearly to help those with particular food allergies, sensitivities, and preferences enjoy our community event. We will be providing beef burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers, as well as drinks, condiments, and chips.
  • Cost is $5.00 per person, $3.00 for children payable at the park (checks made out to First Unitarian Church or exact change if paying in cash would be much appreciated). If you have lawn chairs, please bring them to help with congested seating in the pavilion.

Next Sunday, June 7th, we'll have one short service at 8:30 am at which time we'll head down to join in at the Pride Parade. Here's the announcement from our Social Justice committee:

Pride 2015 is almost here. The annual Pride Parade is Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 10am. As a congregation, we have an entry in the parade again this year. We are in the red staging area - 400 South & 400 East. We will be walking and singing dressed in our ‘Standing on the Side of Love’ t-shirts. The theme for this year’s Pride is “Pride is ____”. This year we have many things to celebrate, especially marriage equality and the passing of the anti-discrimination bill during the legislative session. Please come and celebrate with us as we march as Unitarians, proudly showing our support and love for the community. If you have any questions, please contact .

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 17th following the 2nd Sunday service.

First Unitarian Church Annual Meeting Agenda
May 17th, 2015

1. Call meeting to order
2. Introduction

  • Reminder of Policy Governance model
  • Review Ends and how church provides avenues for accomplishing Ends

3. Board reports

  • Overview of Congregational Linkage Results
  • Plan for 2015-2016 church year

4. Operations Report

  • Ministry
  • Committees: Overview of what has been accomplished this year by our many groups
  • Financials

5. Congregation Business: member voting

  • Approval of Budget
  • Election of new Board members
  • Resolutions

6. Closing

The 2015 Annual First Unitarian Church Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on April 18th from 5 to 10 pm in Eliot Hall, the Sanctuary, and Little Chapel, and weather permitting outdoors.  This event has become one of the church’s premier fun events.  The event is a three ring “circus” kind of thing with visual art the center piece.  The event is open free to all, with free wine and refreshments.  There is free aerial ballet performances and free music performances.  

This is a fund raising event for the church and the church keeps 25% of all art sales.  So come be entertained.

Calling All Artists: The 2015 Annual First Unitarian Church Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held in Eliot Hall on April 18th from 5 to 10 pm. Artists need to sign up prior to April 5th as space is limited. Please use the link on the church’s homepage Any questions contact Bill Reed (801) 884-8032.

Big S little s, What Begins with S? The Seuss-sational Spaghetti Supper..S, S, S! Please join us for a night of entertainment and fun with Dr. Seuss! Our high school youth are presenting a spaghetti dinner - including spaghetti, bread, salad, drinks and dessert (wine available for a small donation) for just $15 for adults and $10 for kids. March 21st, entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dinner and free crafts. We will have a dance interpretation of McGrew's Zoo by the Learning Circle Dance Company. It promises to be a magical night! All proceeds go to the YRUU Service Trip fund. Tickets will be on sale in Eliot Hall March 8th and 15th, get yours early! Any questions? Contact Nancy Moos at .

Zumba Class March 8th! Join us for some energetic dancing with Zumba instructor Jaron Winder! He is a fun and exciting instructor, you're sure to burn lots of calories and have a great time doing it! Come to Eliot Hall at 1:00 pm. The cost is $10 per person. This is a fundraiser for the YRUU Service Trip to Portland! Any questions, please contact Nancy Moos at

Please join us on Sunday, March 1st at either 9 or 11 a.m. for a spirited coming together of our church community. "Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment in time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole." Ralph Waldo Emerson. Celebration to include music that lifts the spirit, Tom's message of inspiration and refreshments to delight the palate.

Annual Halloween Carnival, Tuesday October 28th Please plan to join us this Tuesday for the annual YRUU Halloween Festival. Tuesday, Oct 28th from 6:00 - 8:00pm here at First Church. Our high school youth group has planned a variety of activities for kids including a "Haunted Hallway", costume contest, carnival games, music, candy, prizes, and more. All ages are invited to attend and share in seasonal fun and games. Friends are very welcome, so please feel free to invite others who might enjoy a family-friendly social occasion. Eat dinner before you arrive – we will serve treats but not a meal! All proceeds from this event go towards the YRUU Mission Trip fund. The suggested donation amount is $5 per person payable at the door. Thanks for your support!

Our annual Activities Fair will be held on Sunday, September 21st after both services. The Activities Fair is a great opportunity to learn about the various groups, programs, and committees of the church.

Attention church groups: tables will be set up outside and will be available on a first come, first served basis.