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Benefits of Membership

Being part of a community. When you become a member of First UU, you become part of a growing, living institution that supports, nurtures and challenges its members to become the best they can be – and more.

Rites of passage. Marriage and memorial services at no cost which includes use of the Sanctuary, as well as, officiant and music services.

Ritual of Child Dedication. The special ceremony of welcome for babies and young children offered during a worship service at least once a year.

Religious Education for Children and Youth. From nursery to high school, our religious education programs challenge and support our young people as they develop their own spiritual and religious search.

Adult Education. Many ongoing and shorter-term classes (intersections) offer a diverse menu for you to connect and make friends with others on the way.

A Welcoming Congregation. First UU is a Welcoming Congregation for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) persons.

Help shape our congregation. Unitarian Universalists practice congregational polity, a system of church governance in which every local church congregation governs independently. As a member, you are able to actively participate in church leadership and vote on important issues regarding the church.

Expectations of Members

Participate in the Life of the Church. Attend services regularly and participate in congregational meetings.

Deepen Your Values and Spiritual Development. Attend our UU pre-membership classes.

Be a Welcoming Presence. Welcome newcomers to the church formally by staffing our greeters table, or informally by being a friendly, welcoming face in our community.

Serve our community. Share your ideas, talents and interests, which could mean singing during the service, participating in committees, teaching a class, working on the buildings or in the grounds, being active in social justice, or organizing a social event.

Pledge and Contribute Generously. While you do not have to be a member to support the church financially, without members’ support, there would be no First UU. Members make an annual pledge, a written financial commitment that reflects their personal situation as well as what our community means to them. Then, after the pledging, comes the payment – members are expected to pay their pledge in a timely manner so the church can meet its ongoing obligations as well.

For more information about membership at First UU, contact the church office