Becoming a Member

Do I need to become a member to participate in congregational life?

You are welcome to participate in all of our programs and activities, whether you are a member, friend or visitor, in person or virtual. Take some time to discern if First Unitarian Universalist Society is right for you and if you’d like to become a member.  Some people prefer to not be members, but want to support the church as friends.  After you get to know us a bit better, we ask that you consider membership and joining us as a formal member of the congregation.

How do I become a member?

Becoming a member means changing the way you see the church. It is no longer a place you visit once a week, but a place you call community. It’s yours. You own it. Sunday morning becomes less about being served and more about serving others. You are now the host and you see the church as a place you want to be as welcoming as possible.  If you are ready for that, then you are ready to explore membership!  Once you have learned about us, you may sign the membership book and make a financial contribution and are formally welcomed in a ceremony.


Many people rightly wonder what responsibilities come along with membership. As a member of FUUSM, you are responsible in at least three ways:

To yourself – the pursuit of a personal spiritual journey.

To others – the participation as a member of a shared community.

To the institution – the commitment of financial support in the form of an annual contribution, as well as the gift of your time and talents.