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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita

Welcome!

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

Sunday Worship Service Presentation

Event Date: 
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 11:00am

Rev. David Carter will present "The Divine Mother." Divine Mother explores alternate theologies that offer divergent versions of the Source, theologies that elaborate on femininity as divine, theologies that portray the eternal Godhead as simultaneously, inextricably, joyfully Female and Male.

Some of the problems inherent in theologies that omit any reference to feminine divinity were recently parodied in a televised monologue by comedian Louis C. K.: “If there is a God, I don’t know if it’s the one in the Bible, ’cause that’s a weird story… He’s our father and we’re His children. That’s it. “Our father, who art in Heaven.” Where’s our mother? What happened to our mom? What did He do to our mom? Something happened... and I want the story. Well, how can we not have a mother?! At least, maybe, God’s divorced. Maybe he has an ex-wife… Maybe that’s what’s going on. Maybe your life is your… weekend with Dad, that’s what life is… and then when you die, you go to mom’s house…”

Music and Meditation

Event Date: 
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

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 covers three aspects of yoga: principles of sound healing, the science of music meditation, and the art of mantra meditation. Instructors are Rev. David Carter and Jakub Omsky. A suggested minimum donation is $10/drop-in. Space is still available. For more information, contact Rev. Carter at minister@firstuu.net or 316-684-3481.

Sunday Worship Service Presentation

Event Date: 
Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 11:00am

Claudia Amaro will present, "Dream 9, The Immigration System is Broken - How Can We Fix It?" The group, Dream 9, is named for the Dream Act; which would grant citizenship to the estimated 1.7 million young people brought to the United States as children. Dream 9 hopes to highlight the realities of immigration and enforcement by the Obama administration.

Memorial Day Party

Event Date: 
Monday, May 26, 2014 - 5:30pm

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, you are cordially invited to attend the Premiere Event of the UU Holiday Party Group. Please join us for scintillating conversation, irresistible edibles, and a laugh-out-loud game of Apples to Apples. Please bring a covered dish to share for dinner. Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner begins at 6:00 pm.