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The Path to Membership includes several different steps which guide newcomers toward the rewards and responsibilities of membership with First Unitarian Church.

Membership Orientation

Led by Rev. David Herndon and the Membership Committee:

Sundays, September 29, October 6, October 13 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.;
Or October 27, November 3, November 10 from 12:30 - 2:15 p.m.

If you have decided that you would like to become a member of First Unitarian Church, or if you are considering membership but you would like to learn more, or if you simply would like to know how to become more involved with this religious community, please attend our Membership Orientation. This orientation is a three-session class for people new to Unitarian Universalism or new to First Unitarian Church. It provides several opportunities for personal spiritual exploration, an overview of the history of Unitarian Universalism and the history of First Unitarian Church, a chance to learn more about our groups and activities, and information about becoming a member of First Unitarian Church. You will have an opportunity to become an official member at the end of the third session.

You may register online for Membership Orientation. Alternatively, you may register by contacting Program Assistant Marlee Keffer at 412/621- 8008, X107, or mkeffer@firstunitarian-pgh.org.


Expectations of Membership

We have high expectations of all of our members here at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh.

We expect you to attend church regularly on Sunday mornings. Regular attendance at church enables us to connect with one another and with the ongoing spiritual life of this religious community.

We expect you to pursue your own personal spiritual growth. We believe that each of us is responsible for working toward our own spiritual growth, seeking our own understanding of our life’s purpose and meaning within the context of a caring and thoughtful religious community. For this reason, we strongly encourage all members of First Unitarian Church to become part of a covenant group, a music performance group, a social justice group, or an affinity group within this congregation.

We expect you to offer service to First Unitarian Church and to the larger community. Each of us is encouraged to put our faith into action. When you become a member of this church, you become part of our shared ministry. Becoming part of our shared ministry includes caring for one another and caring for our religious community as a whole. Becoming part of our shared ministry also includes social justice ministry or social service ministry with the larger community.

We expect you to offer generous financial support to this church. Membership in our religious community carries with it the expectation that all of us will make financial contributions reflecting both our own personal circumstances and the church’s aspirations toward greater fulfillment of our mission. We ask that all members of First Unitarian Church make a “fair share” pledge of at least three percent (3%) of total household income.

We look forward to you becoming an active member of our church community!


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