Welcome to The First Universalist Church
A warm, traditional congregation of believers in the heart of historic Downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Whether you are visiting the area, looking for a church home, or simply interested in what we do, we invite you to join us for Sunday worship (weekly at 10:30 a.m.) and our special seasonal services throughout the year.
The Universalist General Convention seal Our Third Building, 1872 (citing Revelation 17:14)
THE FIRST UNIVERSALIST CHURCH IN PROVIDENCE
At the corner of  Washington and Greene Streets *** Downtown in the Capital City *** across from the Providence Public Library
Located at Margaret Fuller Ossoli Square (where she taught at The Greene Street School, dedicated in 1837 by Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Established A.D. 1821 & Gathered A.D. 1823 *** Telephone: (401) 751-1821 *** web: www.firstuniversalist.net *** and on FaceBook
welcomes the 2014 UUA General Assembly to Downtown Providence
and invites you to join us for:
Daily Worship and Church Tours
Throughout GA week, Monday 23 June through Sunday Morning 29 June 2014
A six-minute walk from the 2014 UUA General Assembly
(convening at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Sabin Street, Downtown)
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Using the Universalist Publishing House’s denomination-wide
Gloria Patri Book Of Prayer (1865, 1894, 1941, etc.): Trinitarian, Liturgical, and Ecumenical;
in weekly use here since our current [third] building was Consecrated in 1872.
[Each worship office lasts about 15 – 20 minutes; we regret that our 141-year-old historic building is not (yet) handicapped-accessible]
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8:00 a.m. MORNING PRAYER (in the Sanctuary, upstairs)
4:45 p.m. Guided Church & Sanctuary TOURS (gather at the corner doors)
6:00 p.m. VESPERS (in the Sanctuary)
Sunday 29 June: 9:30 a.m. SUNDAY MORNING HOLY COMMUNION (in the Sanctuary)
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Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and featuring some of the oldest American-made stained glass windows in the U.S.A.
A recent Executive Director of the Providence Preservation Society pronounced this “the most beautiful Sanctuary in Providence.”
Host of the 1842, 1858, 1868, 1878, and 1923 Universalist General Conventions & 1998 UUA North Atlantic Regional Gathering.
Host of the 1991 Christian UU Convocation, 1996 UU Christian Fellowship, & 1997 Sixtieth Anniversary of the RI Council of Churches (we’re a Founder).
Host (this Autumn) of the 2014 National Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission.
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Come and experience our celebrated UUA diversity!
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250 Washington St., Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3615 Telephone (401) 751-1821