About First UU Houston


The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston is located in the Museum District and has been a beacon of liberal religion since 1914 in the most populous city in the southern United States.

We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Our congregation is affiliated with other Unitarian Universalist (UU) churches around Greater Houston and the world. As people focused on creating what Dr. King called ‘the beloved community,’ we offer our skills, talents and experience to build a more loving, just and peaceful world today.  

While aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good, we are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, as well as gender identity and sexual orientation. We encourage members to nurture their spiritual lives with intentionality and pursue the beliefs that most resonate with each of them; we encourage members to think for themselves and ask the difficult questions; we know we need not think alike to love alike.

Our faith tradition is older than many realize. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. In North America, both Unitarians and Universalists can trace their roots to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Those two liberal Christian groups joined to become the UUA in 1961. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share UU values of peace, love, and understanding.

Our Vision, Mission, and Covenant state what we agree to work towards as a congregation.

Find out more about us on the UUA website:

  • Beliefs & Principles - our seven Principles, six Sources and common belief questions
  • Who We Are - our history, symbols, backgrounds and stories
  • Religious Practices - what Unitarian Universalists do on Sunday and every day, including holidays and rites of passage
  • Get Involved - find out how to connect with Unitarian Universalism, no matter where you are

If you have more questions, email info@firstuu.org. For pastoral care concerns, please contact ministers@firstuu.org.