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
First UU now has a weekly meeting of those members that are Hindu or those interested in the treasures of Vedic traditions. Our group meets every Thursday at 6:00 pm. Each meeting will include a puja (spiritual invocation), kirtan (chanting), readings and discussion, and current events. We encourage all interested members of our congregation and community to attend. For more information contact Andrew Beers, or join our Facebook Group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/firstuuhindu/.
Rev. David Carter will present, "Black Lives Matter."
On Sunday we will kickoff our 2015-2016 Chamber Music Series with the group, IC Trio, and a returning friend, Phil Black. Jenny Bowen Clayton is the violinist with IC Trio. They will play “Rio in D Major for violin and two cellos”. Phil Black, Principal Tuba Player with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, has planned two pieces for us. Greg Golding will perform “Gigue” on guitar and Carol Neighbor and Greg Golding will play a duo for alto recorder and guitar. A reception will be served. A $10 donation is suggested. Do plan to attend this event. Your spirit will be fed with beautiful music.
Join us for an every-other-month vegan potluck to enjoy great food and great conversation. This is open to everyone in the community -- vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike. We just ask that all dishes be vegan so that we can all enjoy the feast. Vegan means no meat or meat broth, eggs, dairy, or honey. You certainly don't need to be a full-time vegan to enjoy tasty plant-based meals. And, if you've ever wondered what the heck does a vegan eat, this is a terrific opportunity to sample a wide variety of delicious dishes.
Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea is our October selection. It is a quest novel in the grand tradition, though there are no medieval knights, magic rings, or light sabers within its pages. The novel is set in the present day in the highly charged world of the U.S.-Mexico border region. We will be joining hundreds of other Wichitans reading the book as part of the Big Read. For those who like to read ahead: In November David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about Wilbur and Orville Wright. Who were these men who taught the world how to fly, and how was it that they achieved what they did? We meet for a brown-bag lunch and lively discussion on the third Friday of every month. All are welcome.
The organization CASA will present on Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Sound and Breath Meditation
12 Monday Evenings in October (not meeting on October 12), November and January from 6:30 - 7:30 PM
See First UUs for Vedic Awareness page for more information.
A new-member class will be held in the church on Saturday from 9 to 2. Before lunch, the class covers the meaning of membership, and after lunch, it presents an overview of our church and denomination. Lunch is provided by the church. If needed, child care will be provided. To register for this class, contact Bonnie Till at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let Bonnie know at least 72 hours prior to class if you require child care.