First UU has a proud history of providing and supporting a liberal religious community 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 part of a welcoming community 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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We look forward to seeing you soon!
First UU Events
“The Copper Beech,” by Irish author Maeve Binchy
Reverend Carter: Direct Experience: Exploring the First of Our UU Sources
The program will include excellent returning performers plus a graduating East High Cellist, Madeline Harder, whose playing you must hear. Miss Harder was featured as a winning soloist on the Wichita Youth Symphony’s Spring concert and on The Delano Chamber Orchestra’s Youth Award Concert. She and her cello teacher, Susan Mayo, will play “Le Grande Tango” by Astor Piazolla.
“Tanec,” a holocaust piece by Hans Krasa (1899-1944), a resident of Treizin concentration camp, will be performed by Wichita Symphony String Players, Laura Black, Kay Buskirk and Susan Mayo. Returning Emporia University Faculty Violinist, Jeremy Starr, will collaborate with Susan on the well known “Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia.” Emily Baldridge, Seth Girton, Greg Golding and Carol Neighbor plan a performance of G.F. Handel’s “Sonata c-minor” arranged for Recorder, Violin, Cello and Guitar. These four musicians will be joined by Vince Perry for a Klezmer ending to this afternoon of beautiful music.
Of course, cookies and conversation will conclude the program. An attendance offering of $10 is suggested for this event.
JULY 14-20, 2013
Midwest Leadership School is an amazing opportunity to grow personally
and as a UU. The classes are diverse and well planned to foster leadership and
expand awareness of different elements of worship services and congregational
dynamics. It is a week at a beautiful small college campus in Beloit, Wisconsin.
The facilities are lovely and the food is excellent and lovingly prepared using
many vegetables grown right on the extremely ecologically aware campus.
Helen Barnes, President-Elect, will be attending and we would like to encourage
additional attendance from our congregation. The cost for each additional
participant including room and board will be $495 plus a share of the travel
expenses (Helen will be driving).
Any previous attendee would welcome a conversation regarding their Leadership
School experience. They include: Carol Clark, Mike Felton, Pat Felton,
David Brewer, Ashley Roberts, Anne Welsbacher and Marsha Diggs (former
MWLS faculty member). Pat Felton happily paid her own way to attend and
refers to the week as a “peak life experience.”
Please contact Carol Clark (683-2747) or Mike Felton (263-7758) if you have
interest in attending.