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
This will be our 5th annual event, so we're making it a little special. Doors open at 4 to allow time to browse an extensive display of vegan cookbooks, a vegan products display, and lots of free literature. We will have a cooking demo from 4:30-5:30, and plan to eat at 6pm. There will be party favors and door prizes. Following the meal, at approximately 7:15, we'll have time for games or socializing and try to wrap up about 8:30 to allow time for cleanup. Everyone is invited - bring your family and friends. This is a community event open to all! We always have a great time as well as an amazing feast. I will be providing an assortment of plant-based meat options including a Tofurky Roast, a Celebration Roast, a Gardein Holiday Roast, and a Hazelnut Cranberry Roast en Croute.
Although the C.U.U.P.s chapter is no longer meeting at First UU Church, there is
a group of pagan-identified Unitarians who continue to be members of this
Church. We will be meeting to celebrate the return of the sun, the Winter
Solstice and Yule. Please join us at the Church at 7:00 PM on Friday, December
20, for a cleansing ritual to purify our building of all the negativity which
has been generated since the September congregational meeting and to welcome the
new year. We are planning Full Moon Dances in the new year and celebrations of
the seasonal holidays. Please feel free to call Anne Bailey (943-3861) or Kathy
Hull (204-9956) if you need further information.
Dick Welsbacher will reprise his reading of Roark Bradford's "How Come Christmas." The touching and inspiring ballad, "Christmas in the Trenches," will be presented by Mike Diggs. We will sing holiday songs to our hearts' content, with Judy Naillon accompanying us.
Please bring a candle from home to place on a low table to burn throughout the evening's program. Refreshments will be served. Adult UUs who attended similar services as youngsters say "Bring the kids; this will be totally awesome for them."