The First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis has a unique history. While affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association of congregations, its origins were not churchy. Instead, it grew out of a circle of free thinkers who saw the value of a congregational structure.
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The Society elects nine of its members as its governing body. They are entrusted with decisions to ensure that its purposes are fulfilled and that it continues to thrive as a healthy organization.
The Foundation of First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis was established in 1992 by visionary leaders who understood the importance of creating a source of continuing support for the work of our unique humanist institution.
Dietrich was an early leader and visionary of the congregational Humanist movement in the United States in the early 20th century. Called to FUS in 1916, he was encouraged to shape a less theistic view of Sunday community.