About Us

The First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis was founded in 1881 and is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Since 1916 when Rev. John Dietrich became the Senior Minister, the Society has been known as a leading force for Religious Humanism. A century later under our current Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. David Breeden, we more often speak of Congregational Humanism.

We meet as a congregation on Sunday mornings at 10:30. (While the building itself is closed during the COVID pandemic, this is available as a live stream.) This Assembly normally features a talk by one of our ministers, a variety of music, readings, and community news; podcasts of most talks are available on this site. During the COVID lockdown our programming for children and youth has changed, but continues. The best way to connect with our programming on Sunday mornings and other times is to subscribe to our e-newsletters. They contain the necessary Zoom links.

Members and staff of the Society are engaged in a range of social justice programs. We offer numerous learning and growth opportunities for adults throughout the year. Members and friends are an important part of our music program. We celebrate the turning of the seasons in appropriately humanist fashion.

Our attractive and newly renovated facility is available for a wide variety of rentals (circumstances eventually permitting).

For more information about the Society, please contact us, check out the extensive information on this site, or better yet–come join us on a Sunday morning.

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