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!
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First UU Events
The 23rd annual Feast for the Dead (Samhain) will be Saturday, November 1, at the church. A potluck/covered dish dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. with the ritual at 7:30 p.m. Costumes are welcome or come as you Really Are. Bring something to represent an ancestor or a person significant to you, who has recently passed over. Bring a generous dish to share.
Amanda Beals will present, "Results Education Fund." We know that promoting access to education, health care, and economic opportunity proves to be the most effective way to lift people out of poverty worldwide and give people a fair chance at life. Hear how her non-profit encourages grass roots participation. http://www.results.org
The common read of Michael Durall's latest book, "Making the Annual Pledge Drive Obsolete: How Churches Can Get Out of This Business Once and For All" started Sunday, October 19 and will finish up November 2. October 19 was a discussion of Chapters 1-4 and October 26 was a discussion of Chapters 4-6. November 2 will be a review and consideration of applications. After the church service we can gather in the sanctuary to discuss. First Sunday Lunch will be available. The book deals with finance, but it deals more with questions about the real value of a church. Michael Durall is a UU who co-authored the book with Timothy Dombek, an Episcopal priest who adds traditional Protestant language to the book.
First UU will host the Rise Up Singing group on Sunday, November 2, 7-9 pm. The group is a weekly song circle where everyone is welcome. They meet weekly and sing out of the Rise Up Singing songbook created by Peter Blood and Annie Patterson. There are usually light refreshments and drinks. All are welcome to come and sing.
UU Craft Night is a monthly meeting where you bring your craft and work on it in the company of other like-minded people. The November monthly meeting will be a special event where you can help create centerpieces for First UU's Thanksgiving Feast. Come be creative and crafty.
Rev. David Carter presents on the famous Unitarian, Dorothea Lynde Dix. Dix was an author, teacher and reformer. Her efforts on behalf of the mentally ill and prisoners helped create dozens of new institutions across the United States and in Europe and changed people’s perceptions of these populations. Charged during the American Civil War with the administration of military hospitals, Dix also established a reputation as an advocate for the work of female nurses.
Starting in September and running through May, every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00. This year's curriculum is titled "Toolbox of Faith," looking at what tools Unitarian Universalism offers for the challenges of life. For ages kindergarten through 8th grade.