Welcome to First Universalist Church.
We're glad you're here.

Here at First Universalist, we are more than a church.  We are a loving, justice-seeking spiritual community.  We are proudly rooted in our downtown neighborhood, yet our members come from all over the greater Rochester area. We are people of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs who gather together in shared celebration of life and its sacredness.  We are a welcoming congregation that actively affirms and encourages the full participation of all, no matter your beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical difference, or even your religion.

Our Mission

We dedicate ourselves to the mission of this church:  to nurture the spirit, and serve the community.  

Our Beliefs

In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self:  your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.

Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive.  We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”  Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, some of us embrace diverse teachings from other faiths, hold humanist beliefs, or call ourselves atheists.

Unitarian Universalists reflect together about important questions, including:

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.  


We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, a progressive faith tradition inspired by wisdom from many spiritual sources.  

For more information, please visit uua.org.