For over 130 years, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita has been committed to providing a space for liberal religious practice and social action in our community. FUUW feels that social action is our opening to meet the community where they are at, while providing meaningful experiences for FUUW members to live out our shared principles.
As an intentional community that is committed to justice, and taking action to bring about positive change, our commitment to living out our principles is stronger than ever. Please join us every third Sunday after the service (12:15pm) as we reaffirm our 7 principles, and organize to take action in advancing justice together. For more information contact Margi Ault-Duell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following are some of the issues we are involved in:
Kansas UUs Connecting in Social Justice
Over this past year, KS UU congregations have come together to advance social justice both inside and outside of the church.
Throughout the legislative session, FUUW members joined ministers and congregants from congregations and fellowships around the state in mobilizing to the statehouse to take a stand against far right, extremist policies and to amplify the call for a state that works for everyone.
On the anniversary of the historic Selma civil rights march, Rev. Jill Jarvis and Rev. Carter traded pulpits. In Wichita, Rev. Jarvis led a service that explored the history of UU involvement in the historic Selma to Montgomery march. Rev. Jarvis’ sermon called on lay leaders to assist in a skit that told the story of UU’s who made the decision to risk their lives to advance civil rights in Selma.
The Salina UU Fellowship hosted a Mother’s Day presentation led by FUUW congregational organizer, Louis Goseland. The presentation focused on the holiday’s UU roots, and the initial intent of a “Mother’s Day for Peace”.
Rev. Sarah Oglesby of the UU Fellowship in Topeka is heading up a conversation with FUUW and other UU congregations about creating a Statewide Community Action Network. SCAN would connect UU congregations through conference calls, email alerts, and regular meetings to keep us informed, and provide potential for collaboration, on social justice work taken up by our various congregations throughout the state. Find examples of SCANs at http://uustatenetworks.org/.