Members & Membership

weareWE ARE:
The First Unitarian Church is committed to creating and sustaining a beloved community. We come together for support in following the UU Path of Integrity Service and love. These are central to our beliefs and our way of living. We provide a safe and caring environment for adults and children to come and learn about themselves and the world around them. This is community that encourages deep knowing, growth, and outreach. We welcome you…

 

sharingSHAPING WORTH:
We come together for Sunday morning worship to shape and define what is of value and worth to us. Our services focus on topics of spiritual, social and current concerns. We gather to sing, meditate, and share our lives with one another. Our services are designed to meet the diversity of spiritual paths embraced within UUism. Sunday mornings offer a celebration of community, an intellectual challenge, and a deepening of the heart.
We welcome you…

 

learning LIFELONG LEARNERS:
Religious Education is a lifelong learning. We hold that religious education is a vital and important part of any life journey. Our opportunities for learning offer the chance to ask deeper questions about the meaning and purpose of life. We provide opportunities for each person to gain the experience of reflection, deep thought, curiosity and wonder that leads to an ethical and principled life. Spirit Play, our curriculum for children, offers a hands on, experiential opportunity for children to connect with something greater than themselves. We welcome you…

 

COMMUNITY BUILDERS:
Building the Beloved Community requires active participation. We have a number of groups that gather regularly to provide a relaxed setting where we may meet and greet one another. These on-going groups allow for building deeper and long lasting relationships. Together we also face the challenges of our times. We are also involved in several outreach projects that provide services to the local community. All of these programs encourage us to delve into our own spiritual path with commitment, reflection and honesty. We welcome you…

Although we have no creed to which all must subscribe, our shared values are expressed in our covenant which we read every Sunday:

We come together as a religious community upholding freedom of conscience, right relationship, and the inherent worth of all people. We value our diversity and pledge to care for one another in the spirit of compassion, to speak and listen to each other with respect, and to promote justice and kindness in the world.

Those values are echoed in the Principles and Purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), of which we are a member.

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
  • Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement in spiritual growth.
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process.
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.

If you are interested in learning more about membership, please check our calendar for the New UU Class. Classes are generally held once a quarter and anyone interested in learning more about the church is welcome to attend.