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
Rev. David Carter, "An Easter Meditation". One of the projects of philosophy is to question the reliability of knowledge derived from the senses. It may be asked, is there some way of knowing that is more reliable than submitting to the report of the senses? For many people, the Easter narrative answers that question by establishing spiritual witness as a reliable resource for expanding human consciousness to encounter the transempiric. For spiritual practitioners, Christian and non-Christian alike, spiritual witness authenticates the existence of an all-attractive realm situated beyond the sensual and frees humanity from the tyranny of the sensual.
This meeting is the second in a new series of meetings on Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow – Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness at First UU. These meetings will focus on ways we can help bring attention to this problem and reach out to other religious and secular organizations in the community and state. Child care will be provided if requested in advance.
Carolyn Harrison will present "Making It Your Decision: Advance Directives". Ms. Harrison is a nurse and member of the Kansas Commission on Ethics. She will talk about the importance of making your wishes known and the steps involved in doing so.
Come hear the ringing of the banjo! Paul Elwood, internationally known composer and banjo player will appear. Our list of excellent musicians continues with Susan Mayo, cellist who just completed her Doctoral Chamber Music program from KU. Rachelle Goter, clarinetist with the Wichita Symphony, will join Dr. James Knight Professor of Piano at Friends University on a Suite from "The Victorian Kitchen Garden" by Paul Reade. James also plans to play Chopin's "Barcarolle op. 60". Greg Golding, Emily Baldridge and Carol Neighbor will perform Renaissance music in honor of William Shakespeare's birthday (April 23). Chastity Pawloski, Wichita Symphony piccolo player, will be with us again. Let this list of differing musical textures entice you to attend this concert at First Unitarian Universalist Church. Refreshments will be served. $10 is the suggested donation.
A 12-week series of yoga practice at First UU continues every Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm through June 30. The series will cover three aspects of yoga: principles of sound healing, the science of music meditation, and the art of mantra meditation. Instructors will be Rev. David Carter and Jakub Omsky. A suggested minimum donation is $120/individual, $200/couple or $10/drop-in. Space is still available. Register with Rev. Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-684-3481.