Welcome to First Unitarian.

This is a church where no one must think alike, or love alike, or even believe alike to come together in one community of faith.

Diversity is welcome, and while we don’t have “the answer” we certainly always have questions.

We are the people of the open mind and the loving heart.

Our members and friends make a promise to one another. They promise, or covenant, to support one another in a lifelong free and responsible search for personal truth and meaning. Children are also invited to examine a wide variety of religious and secular ideas and traditions, and to develop a personal statement of belief or ethical position.

As Unitarian Universalists we believe in deeds rather than creeds. This means that, in general, we share a set of values, the 7 Unitarian Universalist Principles, rather than any form of doctrine or specific “holy” book or writing. Unitarian Universalists come from many religious traditions and theologies, and among us you will find atheists, humanists, agnostics, Christians, Wiccans, Pagans, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus and more. Science and reason are welcome here too.

Our values bring us together, and we recognize that every person has inherent worth.

LGBTQIA+ folx are welcome here. Black and Brown Lives Matter here. We welcome immigrants and refugees, with or without documents, and we are a Sanctuary congregation.

We welcome families of all types and structures.

We know that “each of us needs all of us to survive” and that our freedom is bound up with the freedom of all. We understand that we have only one planet, and that we are tied to it in one unified web of life.

If First Unitarian sounds like the sort of place you have been waiting for, then welcome home.


Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw
Senior Minister

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