Our Congregation

Thanks for checking out the First Unitarian Society of Denver. This church is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association and we are a Welcoming Congregation. At First Unitarian Society of Denver, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart. We are creating a force more powerful than one person or one religion. By welcoming people who identify with Atheism and Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Earth-Centered Traditions, Hinduism, Islam, and more, we are embodying a vision “beyond belief:” a vision of peace, love, and understanding.

We are building an action-oriented community, bridging races, religions, and creeds with a shared desire to make faith, religion, and spirituality verbs.

Faith in Action

Faith goes beyond belief: it’s about what we do. Seven days a week, UUs live their faith by doing: by living out our core values in our relationships and in the world. Whether in community or as individuals, our faith is found in active, tangible expressions.

Our services are held at 9:30a in the summer (roughly Memorial Day to right after Labor Day) and 9:30a and 11:00a the rest of the year. The main page will always have the next sermon title and any special guests. Our services are alive with music, poetry, dancing, singing, and just about anything else Rev. Mike Morran and the ministry staff cook up to make you think, wonder, and ask questions about our spiritual place in the world. Come dressed as you consider comfortable. After every service we have coffee hour in our community room. It is a chance to meet new people, see old friends, and talk about things important to all of us.

What Unites Us?

We are united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values, as expressed in our Seven Principles. We are united in shared experience: our open and stirring worship services, religious education, and rites of passage; our work for social justice; our quest to include the marginalized; our expressions of love.

How to Get Involved

Come. Bring a desire to see (and be) the change you seek. Trust that we will inspire you on your path to build a better you—and a better world. We strive to welcome people of all ages and classes, sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, races/ethnicities, and abilities.

We invite you to look at the map and see where we are located in the city of Denver. First Unitarian is located in the historic neighborhood of Capitol Hill. As an urban church parking is something of a challenge. There is some on-street parking and on Sundays from 8:00a-1:00p the curb lane of 14th Ave. is designated by the city as available. There is a parking lot across the street from the church and has 22 spaces reserved (evenings and weekends) for cars with the appropriate parking sticker. They are available in the church office. The meters on Colfax Ave. are free on Sundays.

For Families with Children

First Unitarian has a vibrant Religious Exploration (RE) program for young people from preschool to high school, with nursery care also provided. We have a thriving family community and an engaging Sunday School programs which includes workshop rotation for elementary aged children. Theologically, our Religious Exploration Program seeks to provide children and youth with a meaningful, faith based, non-doctrinal religious education that makes a positive difference in their lives and encourages them to:

  • Focus on and acknowledge the spiritual part of life;
  • Develop a foundation of knowledge empowering them to evaluate their spiritual possibilities;
  • Articulate personal religious and spiritual beliefs and paths.

RE at First Unitarian is more than just Sunday School! We have family evening events, intergenerational services and family chapels, Coming of Age, Children's Choir, Our Whole Lives, Mentor Families, a Parent Discussion and Support Group, and much, much more! Contact our Director of Religious Exploration Eric Bliss for current programming and schedules.