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"I come to the Vespers Service distracted by the stress in my life. I leave the Vespers Service relaxed, calmer and feeling connected to the planet."

-Karin Tetlow, First Unitarian member

Our monthly contemplative Vespers service is a time to rest

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July 3. What Happened To You?
Service led by: Melody Bergey
Drawn in part from Oprah Winfrey's book of the same name, this service will explore how trauma impacts individuals and society. It is hard to discuss trauma, and even har

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The third principle of Unitarian Universalism holds that we affirm and promote "Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations."  At First Unitarian of Philadelphia, we believe all deserve life-long opportunities

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Where do I take my kids on Sunday?
We offer Religious Education (RE) for those in Kindergarten through 5th grade from 11:00-12:15 during the months of September through June.  The first fifteen minutes of worship in the sanctuary is intended for the

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The best way to stay connected to congregational life at First Unitarian Church is to receive our weekly, emailed newsletter, the "E-Beacon." 

The E-Beacon includes information about our upcoming Sunday service, including the sermon, after-service a

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On June 12, 1796, twenty of Philadelphia's intellectual leaders formed the First Unitarian Society of Philadelphia. We were the first continuously functioning church in the country to proclaim itself "Unitarian". The founders were directed and encour

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Visitors and newcomers are always welcome at First Unitarian Church!

Most of us were newcomers and visitors ourselves at one time, and we want to offer to you the friendship as well as the "space" to explore our religious community.  Whether you come

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Receiving our weekly e-newsletter is the best way to get a sense of what our community values.  Announcements about events, registrations for classes and membership offerings, and opportunities to worship and serve together are all compiled weekly. 

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Our mission is to awaken love and justice in our lives and the world


Loving Kindness    Our faith calls us to move from a place of loving kindness.

Justice     We commit to pursue justice in our community and the world.

Creativity C

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First Unitarian Church

Annual Leadership Retreat


Saturday, August 25th
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Parish Room


Are you seeking to build community here a

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Join us for Sunday worship at 11AM!

Each Sunday, we go live at 11AM with a full service including music, prayers, and preaching.  We invite you to join us from wherever you are.

Sunday Worship (11 AM EDT) Zoom link

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Worship at First Unitarian Church

What Happened to You? (Melody Bergey)
This Sunday, July 3, 11 am, in person & on Zoom
Drawn in part from Oprah Winfrey's book of the same name, this service will explore how trauma impacts individuals and society
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Whether you're planning a concert or a wedding, a party or a business meeting, we have the space for you!

Take a look at our floor plans for an idea of the space.

If you want to rent our beautiful Victorian building for your wedding or other event,

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9792241252?profile=originalAt First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, we honor the many rich traditions that make us who we are!

Advent Vespers: Wednesday, December 6, 7pm, Sanctuary

Holiday Fest: Sunday, December 17, after service in the Parish Room and Sanctuary

Caroling: M

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