The First Universalist Church in Providence

Welcome to The First Universalist Church
in Providence

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.





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             The Universalist General Convention seal                              Our Third Building, 1872                                (citing Revelation 17:14)




At the corner of [250] 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:   ***   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!

Copyright © 2012 The First Universalist Church in Providence
250 Washington St., Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3615 Telephone (401) 751-1821