First UU Church Houston, Thoreau/Stafford Campus

Our Church

Our members are theists, humanists, atheists, agnostics, pagans, doubters and seekers sitting in the pews together so that we may stand and sing, reflect on our lives and find strength to be our best selves as we head back out into the weekdays of our lives.

Social Justice is our faith in action. Our congregation has a strong history in providing outreach in Fort Bend County and the greater Houston area. We give half of every week's Sunday offering to local organizations, including the Fort Bend Women's Center, the Fort Bend Literacy Council, and several organizations that serve the homeless. Every Sunday we collect an Outreach Offering, which is items for a local charity such as food for the Fort Bend Food Pantry, items of clothing for Shared Dreams, and school supplies for the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry. Our congregation started and continues to support the Thoreau Scholarship Fund which pay tuition for low income students who are the first in their family to attend college. We've also taken on other projects in Fort Bend County, including adopting an elementary school which involved sending every 2nd grader on a field trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science and then collecting books so that every student could have a book to take home for the summer.

Families are an important part of our ministry, as we delight in having the young among us grow and learn about their lives. Supported with warmth and love, our children and youth have the freedom as individuals to find their own spiritual paths. We offer support to parents, knowing that their job is not only very important, but from time to time trying and challenging.

We support each other in times of need. We are a caring congregation that provides support for one another. Our minister Bonnie Vegiard is available for pastoral care. Growth Groups provide support through spiritual exploration and human connection.

We like to play, eat, sing and learn together. For many of us, we have found deep and lasting friendships in this community and want to have fun together.