Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, KY


We are building a caring community, open to all, that treasures free thought, joyful celebration, life-long learning and generous service.

OUR Mission

We live our U.U. values by acting for human dignity and equality and environmental justice for all creatures.

OUR Purpose

We welcome all without regard to race, creed, age, economic status, physical ability, gender expression, or sexual orientation. These are some of the categories that have divided, rather than united, people of faith.

Breaking news!

Brian Chenowith has been selected as our Ministerial Search Candidate. Click on the photo to be taken to his website, or check out the Ministerial Search page for an introductory video. 

Brian will be visiting UUCL during Candidating Week, May 10-17, 2015.

REMINDER: All-Church Meeting to vote on Candidate Sunday May 17th - UUCL MEMBERS EXPECTED TO ATTEND! We need at least 40% of our Kentucky membership in person or we can't vote. (Members can vote by proxy.  However, proxies are not counted in making up a quorum so we need a large turnout.)


Please Join Us for Our Sunday Service: April 26, 2015, 11 am: "What Minister??"  the Rev. Dr. Gretchen Woods and Worship Associate, the Rev. Kelly Flood, UUCL Minister Emerita . (Childcare available for infants and toddlers starting at 9 am on Sundays.) 

After-Pastor Workshop: 12:45 pm, April 26, Great Hall. Join us for another of the ongoing “Facilitating Difficult Conversations” programs. The After-Pastor Conference was developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association to assist UU congregations that have experienced sexual misconduct of a minister any time in their past.  You will learn the characteristics and patterns that often become endemic within a church as a result of such an experience. In addition, there will be a presentation of a new synthesis of both the patterns of a trauma, both for a person and a human system, and a process that can heal such traumas. All are welcome. 

Employment Opportunity:  UUCL Office Manager Kate Harnett will be leaving this position to spend more time with her family, and we’re looking for someone to be our next Office Manager. Applications for the position of Office Manager will be accepted through May 15, 2015.  Please click on this link to learn more about the job and its responsibilities.  If you would like to submit a resume along with professional references, send it to Jessica Bollinger, chair of the UUCL Personnel committee at jessicabollinger@me.com by May 15.  Please put in subject line: Job Application. No phone calls to the church please.

Bad Weather? Wonder if church is open, or if a church event is still being held? We’ll get the information posted as quickly as possible, so you can check these online or TV sites: this website and our Facebook Page, WLEXTV Stormtracker Closings & Delays, and WKYT Closings.  TV listings may show us as "UU Church of Lexington" or "Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington". 

Service Auction 2015

The 2015 Service Auction is on Saturday, April 25 @ 7:00 pm. Tickets on sale now at church on Sunday or online. Online, you can buy your tickets using the PayPal button below; just note that it's for the service auction.

Music with a Message 3

Join UUCL Saturday, May 9 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm for the third installment of our Music With a Message Series featuring the music of the Chung Yen Twins and an appearance by State Rep. Kelly Flood. Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Butterfly Garden

UUCL is so fortunate to have acres of lovely grounds full of potential! We would love to have a butterfly garden aiming at becoming a certified Monarch waystation. Do you have milkweed or other recommended perennial to donate to the UUCL gardens? Would your family like to adopt a mini-plot of land to care for, keeping it clear of debris and weeds? Contact Linda Richardson to get involved!

Upcoming Worship Services

Sunday, May 3, 11 am

"All-Church Religious Exploration Celebration"  

UUCL Director of Religious Exploration Stacey Stone

Sunday, May 10, 11 am

"Candidating Week Starts"

the Rev. Brian Chenowith leads the Sunday service.

About our church

Our church was designed by noted architect Herb Greene and is situated on 7.5 acres of green in Lexington, Kentucky.  The largest Unitarian Universalist church in the region, UUCL has been a constant voice for religious tolerance and education for more than sixty-five years.


About our faith

Unitarian Universalism has its roots in Protestant Christian theology but affirms the wisdom and value of all faiths as well as the importance of intellectual inquiry. In our churches, no one is asked to ascribe to any creed; each of us finds Truth in our own way, and each of us is responsible for our own journey. We come together so that we may learn from each other, and so that we may share our joys and our sorrows along the way.