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.
•Opportunities for growth. First UU offers many social, educational and spiritual opportunities for you to deepen and grow. You can expect to be challenged in your theological and a-theological assumptions, urged to deepen your spirituality and supported in your search for community and a meaningful faith.
•Pastoral Support by the minister and lay pastoral care teams, including rites of passage such as marriage, services of union and memorial 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 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.
•Participate in the Life of the Church through attending services regularly and participating in congregational meetings.
•Deepen Your Values and Spiritual Development through UU classes and small groups as well as on your own.
•Serve the Church by sharing your ideas, talents and interests, whether for you that means singing in the choir, participating in worship, 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 the church 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 or our Membership Committee.