First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita is a liberal religious community in Wichita, KS.
Unitarian Universalism creates spirituality and community beyond boundaries, working for more justice and more love in our own lives and in the world. Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world’s religions. Our spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition.
- Sunday Service
- on 08/16/2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Although the church is closed through August, we will provide our Home Service material on Friday, August 14, on this web post. The Home Service material is offered for those who want to create a common at-home service on Sunday with your families, a few friends, or individually.
Also on Friday, we will post login information for an online August 16th live Sunday Service. The Rev. Joe Mohr will present, “Why Ask Why?” Joe says, “My favorite aspect of Mystery is that when you think you know someone or something, the more mysterious it becomes. When we label someone or something, we limit our ability to gain more understanding of it. We label it and then it seems to be encapsulated and that is as far as we may go to understand that person or thing. However, an interesting alternative to automatically labeling a person or thing is to ask: Why? Exploring the mysterious meanings of whom and what we thought we knew can be remarkably beneficial indeed.” Listen to past First UU sermons at sermon.
- Eclectic Readers
- on 08/21/2020 at 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Our August book is “The House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton. This 1905 novel, tells the story of Lily Bart, a well-born but impoverished woman belonging to New York City’s high society around the turn of the last century. Wharton creates a portrait of a stunning beauty who, though raised and educated to marry well both socially and economically, is reaching her 29th year where her marital prospects are limited. The book traces Lily’s slow two-year social descent from privilege to a tragically lonely existence on the margins of society. In the words of one scholar, Wharton uses Lily as an attack on “an irresponsible, grasping and morally corrupt upper class.” Copies of the book are available from the Church Office, the Wichita Library, and Bookaholic. Please call the Church Office for the Zoom information.
- Sunday Service
- on 08/23/2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Although the church is closed through August, we will provide our Home Service material on Friday, August 21, on this web post. The Home Service material is offered for those who want to create a common at-home service on Sunday with your families, a few friends, or individually.
Also on Friday, we will post login information for an online August 23rd live Sunday Service. Lara Pollock will deliver another thoughtful homily, “Mysticism for the Rest of Us,” by the Rev. Joan Javier-Duval. Mystical moments happen in all our lives. For some they involve visions and voices, but for most they are moments of profound spiritual wholeness allowing us to know deep-down our connection to and interdependence with the universe. Listen to past First UU sermons at sermon.