Capital Campaign 2023
Widening Love's Circle
Mission of First UU Houston
Located in Houston's Museum District, the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston commits to being a growing multicultural, multigenerational, and multiracial congregation in the city's diverse urban center.
We widen love's circle by honoring the inherent worth and dignity of all, advancing justice and religious pluralism, and inspiring an ever-deepening spirituality.
In the coming years, we shall serve as a pillar congregation for Houstonians of many faiths and build the Beloved Community by:
- Providing religious leadership and collective action devoted to ecological, social, and racial justice;
- Increasing the opportunities for transformative spiritual growth for members and seekers;
- Serving as responsible stewards through a commitment of our time, talent, and treasure; and
- Expanding and deepening our intergenerational community.
Living our Mission
Renew, Rebuild, Rejoice!
Our building renovation will help us better live out our mission.
Solar panels, energy-efficient kitchen upgrades, windows, lighting, HVAC, and bike racks
Seeking out minority-owned and local contractors whenever possible, involving Third Ward artists to provide artwork for our campus, and increasing opportunities for transformative spiritual growth
Upgraded technology for greater in-reach and outreach, improving building accessibility, and installing water stations outside for passers-by
Delivering Great Programs
Education and Transformation:
Upgraded classrooms, new spaces for teaching and learning, technological improvements, enhanced outreach to wider community through both programs and curb appeal
Expanding and deepening intergenerational community
Reconfiguring and adding more classrooms for the daycare center, improving our ADA accessibility, upgrading our sound and A/V system and technology for easier online accessibility of worship and programming
We are stewards of our spiritual home
We inherited our building from our predecessors and it's our turn to step up for now and future generations. Improvements will help increase both our member and wider community enjoyment and use of our space, and increase rental income
Please take the online survey about the building project if you have not yet had a chance to do so. Your feedback is important and will be used to prioritize various components of the renewal and upgrades to our congregation’s home.