About First Church

Los Sindicos

The Flaming Chalice, Symbol of the Unitarian Universalist Faith

The Flaming Chalice,
Symbol of the Unitarian Universalist Faith

Board of Trustees:

Alice Maupin, President
Susan Hunt, Vice President
Ligia Gonzalez
Steve Ellison
Kevin Smith

Walter Roessner, Secretary
Arline Dillman, Treasurer

Bylaws-English-proposed [PDF: 292 KB]


Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels, Minister

John Bloom-Ramirez, Intern Minister

Ryan Humphrey, Director of Music

Sonia Trejo, Church Administrator

Maira Trejo, Office Assistant

First Unitarian Church of L.A. Wikipedia


First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles is a bi-lingual faith community which honors and promotes diversity, seeks to establish economic and social justice for the church’s neighborhood and the world, and to strengthen the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and social growth of its members.


The First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles is:

A Spiritual Community. First Church members come to church for spiritual growth (our UU third principle) through worship, education, fellowship, and activism, in connection with our UU faith. First Church is a model for the larger UU world of a thriving, diverse, urban congregation.

A Neighborhood Partner. First Church serves the local neighborhood with programs designed to meet physical, educational, cultural and spiritual needs. Our neighbors see our steeple as the center of their neighborhood.

A UU Cathedral. First Church is a shared resource of the Unitarian Universalist faith in the greater Los Angeles area. When Unitarian Universalists seek to work together on issues that are bigger than a single church they use the facilities of the largest, oldest and most centrally-located church: First Church.

A Justice Center. First Church rents space in our building to non-profit organizations that further our goal of creating a “world community of peace, liberty, and justice for all” (our UU sixth principle). First Church is known as the headquarters for human rights activism in Los Angeles.