First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County

  • NJ


35 & 47 Cleveland St

United States

About Us

WE VALUE: Community, Exploration, Fellowship, Spirituality, Liberal Religious Education, Diversity, Freedom and Action
OUR VISION: To be a life-affirming liberal religious community where people of diverse beliefs, ideas and background come together to provide spiritual and intellectual growth to one another and to work together in Orange, New Jersey, for a greater good in the world.  

OUR MISSION: To study and practice religion in freedom and fellowship. To provide support and care for our community and the community at large.

Founded in Orange in 1890 as the First Unitarian Church of Essex County, the congregation has worshiped in the present Sanctuary since its construction in 1893. The Church continues the ministry of the Union Universalist Society, which was founded as the First Universalist Society of Newark in 1834.

Our congregation, like all Unitarian Universalist congregations, is self-governing. Membership is open to any person who is in sympathy with the purpose of the Church, which is the study and practice of religion in freedom and fellowship. Visitors are always welcome.