All Hands on Deck!
NOW, MORE THAN EVER….
…Our community needs the freedom to worship – to question – to seek truth and justice – to be accepted for who we are as individuals sharing a spiritual journey.
…Our community needs First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita.
…First UU needs YOU.
We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we keep.
Now in its 14th decade, First UU offers a rich array of services.
- Stimulating Sunday worship andReligious Education programs
- Full seasons of performing and visual art offerings, including in Wichita’s Final Friday Gallery Crawl
- Longtime leadership in the Civil Rights movement, hand in hand with Wichita teachers and neighborhoods
- Among earliest of churches nation-wide to be certified as a Welcoming Congregation for people of all orientations
- Book and movie clubs, game nights, writing groups, and seeking circles
- Zen Friends, meditation classes, pagan gatherings, ceremonies, and worship
- Child care, one-on-one pastoral care, financial and emotional support
- A lending library and bookstore
- A place and time to sing together, make art together, and dance together
- Partnerships with many other local and regional faith communities, including other Kansas UU congregations, such as
Building the Beloved Community
- A sanctuary built and maintained with green principles.
First UU has always been dedicated to the stewardship of our earth. Our annual EcoFest Wichita, in its fourth year, is now a city tradition.
- Dozens of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and educators.
- Delectable treats to eat or take home.
- Hundreds of products from soaps to building supplies to jewelry, books, clothing, and art.
- Exhibits and activities by social and environmental groups.
- New technology, advocacy training, lectures by environmental specialists.
Without the abundance of the heart nothing great can happen.
Legendary for our spectacular meals including vegetarian/vegan options.
•We raise funds for our Sister Church in Romania through lavish dinners and teas.
•We sell Fair Trade coffee and treats year-round to raise funds for our church.
•We break bread together at our monthly First Sunday Lunch church fundraiser.
•We share homecooked foods in times of hardship as well as fellowship.
Recent projects reach widening circles.
•The large and growing Humanist Group, offering monthly thought-provoking speakers and delicious dinners.
•Direct, robust social justice work with other faith and community organizations.
•Our new Because We Care holiday fund for families in need.
•Food Shelf, Giving Tree, Bags of Blessings
To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.
All Hands On Deck!
A $20,000 deficit last year (fiscal year 2015–16) set us back going into this fiscal year. Despite strong revenue in 2016–17, we entered
the year from behind.
NOW, MORE THAN EVER…we need your pledge: of time, of heart, of creative thinking…
…and of funds.
For info and for pledge forms, contact 316-684-3481 or email@example.com.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
May 17: Final budget approval
May 21: Salutation Sunday: All Food on Deck! Potluck dinner to follow service.
June 4: Annual Congregational Meeting
For more info and for pledge forms, contact 316-684-3481 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak to Corey Swertfager.
•At church; cash, check, or credit card
•By mail, with check or credit card
•Automatically: weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly (transaction fees may apply)
<Pledge form to come soon>