Emerson Unitarian Universalist Chapel’s history


Emerson Unitarian Universalist Chapel held its first service in 1984, in west St. Louis County. Supported by First Unitarian Church of St. Louis and Eliot Unitarian Chapel, in Kirkwood, Emerson Chapel grew from 18 charter members in 1985 to a membership of some 110 today. In 1992, after meeting successively in four rented spaces, the congregation purchased property with two existing buildings in Ellisville. In 2002, it completed the building of its Sanctuary. In May 2014, Emerson Chapel decided to sell its property and become a renting church, choosing to focus on its mission and vision rather than the upkeep of bricks and mortar. For information on major roles Unitarians played in the early history of St. Louis, click here.