If you are new to First Unitarian Church, you may be wondering how you can get involved. Here are some simple steps that you can take to become part of the life of this religious community.
Attend an Adult Faith Development Class. We offer a variety of opportunities for members and friends to explore a variety ofspiritual topics. Adult Faith development classes meet only for a few sessions, so this is a good way to meet other people without making an ongoing commitment to a particular group.
Volunteer for a One-Time Event. From time to time, our church has an activity that calls for many volunteers. Social events, for example, need volunteers who can help with cooking, set-up, and clean-up. Public witness events in the larger community also benefit from havinglots ofparticipants.These are goodways to meet other people without making an ongoing commitment to a particular group. Groups looking for people will have tables at the Social Hour.
Volunteer as a teacher. Lay volunteers teach our Religious Education programs. Teaching is an opportunity to meet other adults in our community, to learn more about Unitarian Universalist beliefs, and make an important contribution to our children and our faith community. If you are interested in teaching, learn more about the RE Committee.
Attend Membership Orientation. Whether or not you have concluded that you are ready to become an official member of First Unitarian Church, you are welcome to attend a Membership Orientation. Participants also learn about what First Unitarian Church offers and how they can get involved.
Join a Group. It would be very difficult to build friendships withall of the four hundred members and one hundred friends of First Unitarian Church, but you can get to know eight or twelve or twenty people by becoming part of a group. We have several different kinds of groups like covenant groups, performing arts groups and social action groups.
Our performing arts groups welcome new participants, but it would be helpful if you would contact the leader of a group prior to attending a rehearsal. Affinity groups generally welcome new participants at any time. The Covenant Group Advisory Committee would be happy either to connect you with an existing covenant group that is ready for additional members, or to connect you with a new group.