About First Church Unitarian

web-chalice-offcenterAbout our Congregation

Our church, like more than 1,000 member societies, is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association of North America.

The heart of Unitarian Universalism is love, service and community. Nurtured by the congregation, each of us is free to find our own path to wisdom, understanding, and spiritual growth.

The people of our congregation come from a variety of religious backgrounds, while some are life-long UUs. For others we are their first encounter with a religious community. You’ll find in our midst theists of many varieties, agnostics, and atheists. Whatever spiritual path each of us may be on, we are bound by our shared Covenant and our Unitarian Universalist Principles.

We are of all ages, come from several surrounding communities, and have many interests.

We share in a love of music, an appreciation of humor, and a desire to preserve our diversity by respecting each other's beliefs.

Our Covenant

Love is the spirit of this church and service its law.
This is our great covenant:
To dwell together in peace,
To seek the truth in love, and
To help one another.

Our Vision

We are a Joyful, Welcoming Community where we:

Honor Each
Explore the Sacred
Question Deeply
Seek Justice
Make a Difference

Our Vision Statement was approved by the Congregation at a Warranted Meeting on February 8, 2015.

Our Mission

The mission of First Church Unitarian is to be a welcoming, compassionate, and diverse community, seeking spiritual growth and fellowship while working for a just, peaceable, and sustainable world.

Our Worship

Unitarian Universalists Stand on the Side of Love: Freedom to Marry, for All People

The hour and fifteen minute long Sunday Services begin at 10:00 am and usually include music, readings, a children's time, meditation and a sermon. Members of the congregation actively participate in the service with the minister. Guest speakers are welcomed to the pulpit. Coffee and fellowship are offered in the vestry following each service.

We are a Welcoming Congregation

First Church Unitarian is a proud member of the UU Association's "Welcoming Congregation" program, which means we are committed to providing a warm and open environment to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. For further information on this program please visit the UUA's Welcoming Congregation page.