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Online Congregational Histories Guide: MidAmerica Region

The MidAmerica Region is where UUs visibly live our faith, create connections, grow our membership, and welcome all persons who share our UU values. The MidAmerica Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association includes nearly 200 UU congregations in parts or all of these states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska.

For more information, click here: https://www.uua.org/midamerica

Online Histories

Alton - First Unitarian Church of Alton - History (7900 words)
Bloomington - UU Church of Bloomington-Normal - History (887 words)
Carbondale - Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship - History (423 history)
Chicago - Beverly Unitarian Church - History (video)
Chicago - First Unitarian Society of Chicago - History (340 words)
Chicago - Peoples Church of Chicago - History (300 words)
Chicago - Second Unitarian Church - History (700 words)
DecaturUU Fellowship of Decatur - History (varies)
Elgin - Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin - History (2483 words)
Evanston - Unitarian Church of Evanston - History (820 words)
Geneva - The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, IL - History (500 words)
Hinsdale - Unitarian Church of Hinsdale - History (579 words)

McHenry - Tree of Life UU Congregation - History (1143 words)
Naperville - Dupage UU Church - History (320 words)
Park Forest - UU Community Church - History (338 words)
Peoria - Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria - History (377 words)
Quincy - Unitarian Church of Quincy - History (varies words)
Rockford - The UU Church - History (video)
Rockton - UU Congregation of Rock Valley - History (461 words)
Springfield - Abraham Lincoln UU Congregation - History (15,562 words)
Stockton - UU Church of Stockton Illinois - History (988 words)
Sycamore - The Federated Church - History (1053 words)
Urbana - Channing Murray Foundation - History (20,000 words)
Urbana - UU Church of Urbana Champaign - History (308 words)

Bloomington - UU Church of Bloomington - History (357 words)
Columbus - UU Congregation of Columbus Indiana - History (510 words)
Danville - UU Community Church of Hendricks County - History (652 words)
Elkhart - UU Fellowship of Elkhart - History (552 words)

Fort Wayne - UU Congregation of Fort Wayne - History (112 words)
Indianapolis - All Souls Unitarian Church - History (549 words)
Indianapolis - Oaklandon UU Church - History (2,148 words)
Kokomo - UU Fellowship of Kokomo - History (190 words)
Muncie - UU Church of Muncie - History (589 words)

South Bend - First Unitarian Church of South Bend - History (986 words)
Terre Haute - First UU Congregation of Terre Haute - History (5 words)
West Lafayette - UU Church of Tippecanoe County - History (1,390 words)

 

Cedar Rapids - People’s Church- History (1,887 words)
Cedar Rapids - UU Fellowship of Clinton - History (1,139 words)
Coralville (Iowa City) - UU Society - History (1,021 words)
Dubuque - UU Fellowship of Dubuque -  History (744 words)

 

Lawrence - UU Congregation of Lawrence - History (694 words)
Salina - UU Fellowship of Salina - History (slideshow)
Wichita - First UU Church of Wichita - History (508 words)

Frankfort - UU Community of Frankfort - History (507 words)
Lexington - UU Church of Lexington - History (508 words)
Louisville - Clifton Universalist Unitarian - History (683 words)
Louisville - First Unitarian - History (480 words)

Louisville- Thomas Jefferson Unitarian - History (210 words)

Ann Arbor - First UU Congregation of Ann Arbor - History (13,000+ words)
Berrien - Berrien UU Fellowship - History (2,200 words)
Birmingham - Birmingham Unitarian Church - History (991 words)
Brighton - Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton - History (157 words)
Clarklake - Universalist Unitarian Church of East Liberty - History (3,200 words)
Detroit - First UU Church - History (2,824 words)
Flint - UU Congregation of Flint - History  (2,592 words)
Grand Rapids - All Souls Community Church of West Michigan - History (534 words)
Houghton - Keweenaw UU Fellowship - History (504 words)
Kalamazoo - People's Church - History (6,000 words)
Lansing - UU Church of Greater Lansing - History (1,869 words) 
Ludington - West Shore UU Congregation - History (254 words)
Mt. Pleasant  - UU Fellowship of Central Michigan - History (1,538 words)
Muskegon - Harbor UU Congregation - History (154 words)
Petoskey - UU Congregation of Petoskey - History (713 words)
Portage - UU Community Church of Southwest Michigan - History (459 words)
Southfield - Northwest UU Church - History (1,300 words)
Troy - Beacon UU Congregation - History (240 words)

Arden Hills - Pilgrim House UU Fellowship - History (456 words)
Bloomington - MN Valley UU Fellowship - History (interviews)
Buffalo - Buffalo UU Fellowship - History (131 words)
Burnsville - Dakota UU Church - History (278 words)
Duluth - UU Congregation of Duluth - History (926 words)
Fridley - Michael Servetus Unitarian Society - History (669 words)
Hanska - Nora Church, UU - History (1,379 words)
Mahtomedi - White Bear UU Church - History (883 words)
Mankato - UU Fellowship of Mankato - History (1,379 words)
Minneapolis - First Universalist Church of Minneapolis - History (5,000+ words)
Northfield - UU Fellowship of Northfield - History (7,900 words)
St. Cloud - St. Cloud UU Fellowship - History (118 words)
St Paul - Unity Church Unitarian - History (video)
St. Paul - Groveland UU Fellowship - History (420 words)
Underwood - Unitarian Church of Underwood - History (240 words)
Virginia - Mesabi UU Church - History (2000 words)
Willmar -  UU Church of Willmar - History (227 words)

Columbia - UU Church - History (690 words)
Kansas City - All Souls UU Church - History (961 words)
Kirkwood - Eliot Unitarian Chapel - History (1545 words)
Saint Charles - Emerson UU Chapel - History (100 words)
Saint Louis -First Unitarian Church of St. Louis - History (454 words)

Lincoln - Unitarian Church of Lincoln - History (200 words)
Omaha- First Unitarian Church of Omaha - History (457 words)
Omaha- Second Unitarian Church of Omaha - History (790 words)

Bismarck-Mandan - Bismarck-Mandan UU Congregation - History (240 words)

Cincinnati - First Unitarian Church - History (899 words) 
Cincinnati - Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church - History (449 words)
Cincinnati - St John's UU Church - History (561 words) 
Dayton - Miami Valley UU Fellowship - History (540 words)
Lima - UU Fellowship of Lima - History (696 words)
Mainville - Harmony UU Church - History (video)
New Madison - First Universalist Church (UU) - History (1673 words)
Oxford - Hopedale UU Community - History (1107 words)

Rapid City - Black Hills UU Fellowship - History (525 words)
Sioux Falls - All Souls Church UU - History (784 words)

Appleton - Fox Valley UU - History (923 words)
Eau Claire - UU Congregation of Eau Claire - History (800 words)
Elkhorn - UU Church of the Lakes - History (225 words)
Ephraim - UU Fellowship of Door County - History (415 words)
Fond du Lac - Open Circle UU Fellowship - History (468 words)
Green Bay - Green Bay Area UU Fellowship - History (291 words)
Hartland - Lake County UU Church - History (196 Words)
Kenosha - Bradford Community Church UU - History (1,398 words)
La Crosse - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse - History (256 words)
Madison - First Unitarian Society of Madison - History (2,380 words)
Madison - James Reeb UU Congregation - History (1,850 words)

Madison - Prairie UU Society  - History (500 words)

Manitowoc - Lakeshore UU Fellowship - History (396 words)
Menomonie - Unitarian Society of Menomonie  - History (140 words)
Mequon - Unitarian Church North - History (385 words)

RacineOlympia Brown UU Church - History (504 words) - Timeline 
Rice Lake - Blue Hills UU Fellowship - History (332 words)
Ripon- Prairie Lakes UU Fellowship - History (2268 words)
Sauk City - Free Congregation of Sauk County - History (3,748 words)
Waukesha - United Unitarian Universalist Congregation - History (314 words)

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