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 07/12/2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Although the church is closed through July, we will provide our Home Service material on Friday, July 10, 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 July 12th live Sunday Service. Lara Pollock presents “Siding With Love” by the Rev. Lisa Friedman. While the emotional connections and empathetic feelings conjured up by the word compassion are needed, compassion also calls us to change things—to do much more than simply comfort others. As UUs, we must also consider what actions we are called to take to alleviate the pain and suffering of others. We are asked how we can translate feelings of empathy into beneficial action. Listen to past First UU sermons at sermon.
- Eclectic Readers
- on 07/17/2020 at 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
The July book is “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” by Trevor Noah. The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Contact the church office for more information about the book and the Zoom meeting.
- Sunday Service
- on 07/19/2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Although the church is closed through July, we will provide our Home Service material on Friday, July 17, 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 July 19th live Sunday Service. Andrew Davis will present “Dreaming Big Together,” in which he will explore why it is necessary for all of us to use our imaginations to create the future we want for ourselves. Listen to past First UU sermons at sermon.