First Unitarian Church


801 E Washington St.
South Bend, IN 46617

(574) 234-6588

Rev. Chip Roush

Sunday Services:
First Unitarian Church offers services at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Services last about an hour. A potluck is held on the first Sunday of each month (visitors are welcome with or without a dish) and “coffee and calories” are offered all other Sundays. One Sunday a month, the service is led by the laity or features a guest speaker. Dress is casual.

Additional Services and Activities:
Adult education class is held on Sundays at 9 a.m. twice a month. Religious education for children runs concurrently with the service. Nursery is also available. Various drumming and ritual groups are available throughout the week (see our website for more information).

Unitarians subscribe to no specific creed and lean toward humanism rather than a deity-centered belief system. We are the voice of liberal religion in the area. We welcome all people, regardless of religious affiliation, ethnic background, or sexual orientation. Our website contains detailed information on the church’s beliefs, groups, and activities, an online version of the church newsletter, and and an archive of sermons delivered by the minister and some of the guest speakers. Music used in Sunday service is varied, but is not “contemporary Christian.” The congregation sings standard hymns (with occasional forays into African or other non-Western songs). Special music each week may be classical, folk, pop, Indian, or any other style or tradition.