Founded in 1951 by people seeking a free thinking religion, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson, formerly the First Unitarian Church, began with a dozen members who met at several downtown hotels, including the King Edward. From this modest but determined group, we have evolved over the years to become a diverse and thriving community — just like the city we serve.

The majority of our 70+ members were not born Unitarian Universalists. Ours is a chosen faith. We come from many faith traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and variety of Christian denominations across the Catholic and Protestant traditions or from no religion at all. We gather together to search for answers to life’s biggest questions and to celebrate and lift up the values that hold “worth” for us.


The UUCJ welcomes, affirms, and promotes the inclusion and full participation of persons in all of its activities and endeavors without regard to race, color, ability, age, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, or socioeconomic status.

UUCJ embraces people of all levels of ability, identities, and family configurations and situations. Our congregation is black, brown, and white; old, young, and somewhere in between; gay, lesbian, straight, and questioning; liberal, moderate, libertarian, and non-political; and academics, entrepreneurs, tradespeople, and artists.

Whether you are looking for a community more in line with your values and theology or a spiritual home or a place that teaches children strong values while allowing for theological diversity or a faith community that believes social justice work is at the heart of what it means to be religious or a place where worship moves the spirit and engages both the heart and mind, we hope you find a home here!