First UU has a proud history of providing and supporting liberal religion in Wichita and the surrounding area. Dating back more than 130 years, First UU members include multi-generational families and new members.
We look forward to meeting you! We are a caring, joyful, spiritual, and diverse congregation. We are proud to be a welcoming congregation that respects your spiritual journey and your life directions. We offer an outstanding religious education program and a variety of sermons, services, and service leaders. Additional programs are available for people interested in Buddhism, pagan ritual, dancing and music, games, books and reading, and much more.
Our new home is a fully accessible church designed and constructed with green principles and materials, built specially for us!
Want to know more? Check out our vision and mission or peruse past sermons. Learn what others say about Unitarian Universalism at uuplanet or YouTube. And get involved! —with your time, energy, ideas, or shopping dollars. Explore the links above to learn about other regular activities and information about us and about Unitarian Universalism.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
First UU Events
Tom Moore is starting a new book club to meet every other Friday starting January 16 at First UU Church. The book is “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate” by Naomi Klein. Contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
How much ground could a ground hog grind if a ground hog could grind ground? We don’t know so we invite you to join us at First UU’s Ground Hog Day Party and explore the question. Bring your favorite ground, or from the ground, dish to share. Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Rev. David Carter presents, "Pluralism and Censorship." We are blessed with a diverse and vibrant congregation. But how much should you have to censor your beliefs to accommodate another? Shouldn’t you be accepted for who you are? Rev. Carter will address the thorny issue of pluralism during his presentation.
A new group, the Evening Adult Religious Studies Group (EARS), will begin on Thursday February 5th at 6:45 pm in the R.E. room and continue to meet weekly on Thursdays. Our first program will be Bart D. Ehrman's 24-lecture audio series How Jesus Became God. We will listen to a 30 minute lecture followed by a group discussion. The lecture will begin promptly at 7:00. Contact the church office for more information and to receive the course guide.
Dorlan Bales presents "A Quaker Service." Please join us in celebrating the beauty and spirituality of the Quaker faith.
Kathy Hull is offering a four-week intensive class in multi-faith meditation techniques meeting Thursdays, February 5 to 26. Each session will meet 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at First Unitarian Universalist Church. Discussion topics will include mystical and scientific understandings of consciousness, and the effects of silence and sound, stillness and movement, in meditative practice. Techniques include chanting, walking and dancing meditations, and compassionate communication practice. Fee for the class is $60 in advance or four $20 weekly installments. Work-exchange scholarships and childcare available by arrangement. Fee covers a textbook and journal designed by Kathy, other materials and a donation to the church. Preregistration is required! Call or text Kathy at 316-204-9956 to preregister and make needed arrangements.