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
Mabon, which means second harvest, will be celebrated in a Seasonal Sabbat and will include a celebratory ritual and potluck feast. Bring a generous dish to share.
Dorlan Bales, a Friends Minister and Co-Founder of Sunflower Community Action, will present "Liberal Religion and Democracy." Kansans are experiencing political campaigns by candidates and staff who seem willing to say anything, truthful or not, to win elections. Liberal voters bombarded by these “bare knuckle” tactics need spiritual resources more than ever if they are to be politically active and speak their truth without attacking the humanity of candidates they strongly oppose.
The Holiday Party Group will host a potluck dinner on Saturday, October 4. Many wonderful holidays are celebrated on October 4, including International Frugal Fun Day, National Golf Day, and National Frappe Day. Please help us celebrate one or all of them. Doors open at 5:30 and we eat at 6:00 p.m.
Eco-Fest 2014, a celebration of Green Living, will spread awareness of recycling, sustainability, water conservation, organic products and other vital green issues which reflect UU values. In addition, First UU is a “green” community, beginning with design and choice of construction materials, as well as the installation of energy saving appliances. Eco-Fest planning is in early stages, but there will be vendors, vegan food, music, fun activities for visitors of all ages, crafts (no animal products, of course), as well as useful and entertaining demonstrations. We will also be selling our vegan cookbook, now in preparation.
The planners, Marcia Ellsworth, Susan Hund-Milne, Dianne Waltner, Mary Moore, and Vivien Minshull-Ford would
like more members on the planning committee. We welcome questions, ideas, contributors, and volunteers: if you would like to help or be a vendor or lead an activity, contact Marcia Ellsworth, Vivien Minshull-Ford, or Susan Hund-Milne.
The Eclectic Readers Group read for October is the novel, "Howards End" by E.M. Forster. It was first published in 1910, about social conventions, codes of conduct, and personal relationships in turn-of-the-century England. Howards End is considered by some to be Forster's masterpiece. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Howards End 38th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Bring a lunch and join the lively discussion.