Show Your LOVE for Your Community!!

Vaccination is no longer required for entrance to the building but highly encouraged:  The evidence is clear – vaccines save lives. The booster shots now available protect more people, better and longer. Get your booster shot for yourself and for everyone.

Masks are Optional:  We suggest that you please wear masks over your nose and mouth while in the building, whether you are vaccinated or not, in order to respect others’ concerns regarding safety. Even though the vaccine radically reduces the possibility of death and hospitalization, the virus can still be carried in the nose and throat of vaccinated people and transmitted to people who are susceptible. We will continue to provide masks and sanitizer by the entrances.  

We offer a hybrid worship service, both in person and by zoom.  livestream from Home Page

This Sunday

For an introduction to the topic and the speaker or information about next week’s service go to Upcoming Services

Caste Part 2: The Nazis and US

Speaker: Rev. Lori Kyle

Gathering Music.
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Ethan McCollum
Chime and Welcome.
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Jill Sherman
Chalice and
Black Lives Matter Candle Lighting
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Rev. Lori Kyle
Prelude.
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Ethan
Call to Worship.
There is a Quiet Courage
by Rev. Gretchen Haley
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Rev. Lori
Hymn #347.
Gather the Spirit
Words & Music: Jim Scott
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congregation
Moment for All Ages.
The Man in the Crowd
words by Rev. Lori
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Rev. Lori
Song for the Children.
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congregation
Our Mission.
We are a church of reason and spirit
that witnesses for progressive faith
nurtures our community
and transforms our world
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congregation
Our Covenant.
Love is the spirit of this church
and service is its law
This is our great covenant
to dwell together in peace
to seek the truth in love
and to help one another
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congregation
Joys and Sorrows.
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Rev. Lori
Musical Response.
Comfort Me
Words & Music: Mimi Bornstein-Doble
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congregation
Meditation.
The Hill We Climb, Part 1
by Amanda Gorman
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Rev. Lori
Musical Response.
Meditation on Breathing
Words & Music: Sarah Dan Jones
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congregation
Invitation to Generosity.
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Jill
Offertory.
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Ethan
Sermon.
Caste Part 2: The Nazis and US
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Rev. Lori
Hymn #298.
Wake Now my Senses
Words: Thomas J.S. Mikelson
Music: Traditional Irish
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congregation
Extinguishing the Chalice.
We extinguish this flame,
but not the light of truth,
the warmth of community,
or the fire of commitment.
These we carry in our hearts
until we are together again
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congregation
Closing Words.
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Rev. Lori
Announcements.
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Rev. Lori
Postlude.
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Ethan
Benediction.
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Rev. Lori
Joys and Sorrows:  If you will be joining us via Zoom, please send Joys and Sorrows that you would like to have announced from the pulpit to the Volunteer Desk by Friday each week. You may also participate in J&S using the chat feature on Sunday morning. All of the Joys and Sorrows will be shared via email the following week with members and friends.

Join Us Online or by Phone via ZOOM – Go to the top right banner of the Home page and click on the blue “Live Stream…” link. This is the same link we use almost every Sunday, so you can use the First Unitarian link saved to your Zoom app if you prefer.

Need Help? Sign in online early to make sure you’re all set up with the correct link.  The Volunteer Desk ([email protected]) is unable to monitor our Zoom address on Sunday morning, but if you have problems email us and we’ll assist you in making Zoom work the next time around. 


Opportunities for Sharing: Donations and Pledges

Donations may be made on our website (firstulou.org/give), automatic banking
set up with your bank, or by phone using the Vanco Mobile app. Or you may mail payments to church at 809 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40203. However, you choose to give, thanks.



We welcome all persons to participate fully, openly, and equally, in all aspects of our congregational life, in ever-widening circles of inclusion. We respect and affirm diversity and its gifts in race, ethnicity, national origin, affectional or sexual orientation, family or relationship structure, gender identity, gender expression, sex, abilities, neurodiversity, age, socio-economic class, political views, religious belief, creed, or interpretation of religion.


  • 9:30-12:30 Nursery
  • 9:45-10:45 MORSH Multigenerational Religious Education – on the SECOND SUNDAY of each month in the Social Hall
  • 11:00 am Celebration of Life – Children attend until about 11:15, leaving after the Moment for All Ages EXCEPT on the Second Sunday of the month
  • 11:15ish Children’s RE Grades preK – grade 4. Room 203 Every Sunday EXCEPT the Second Sunday. Caregjvers pick up after the service
  • 11:00 – 12:15 OWL grades 4-6 – EVERY Sunday in the Open Classrom – except on designated holidays. Pre-enrollment required – no walk-ins.
  • 12:30-2:00 Youth Group, grades 5-12, 1st and 3rd Sundays, room 203

Our Staff
Rev. Lori Kyle, Minister
Loren Crawford, RE Coordinator
Ethan McCollum, Choir Director
Barbara Creasy, Office Admin.
Kristen Drehmel, Building Supervisor
Michael Purintun, Bookkeeper
Volunteer desk for general questions

Contact the Church Office
First Unitarian Church
809 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40203       
(502) 585-5110