Path to Membership

welcome mat with UU chaliceTo be a member is to commit to the Unitarian Universalist tradition and the particular community at First Parish. Membership does not commit you to any fixed creed, but to a moral and spiritual purpose, and a search for the good and the true. Membership is about participating in the life of this community, sharing in worship, supporting its work, and charting the course of its work through the right to vote at congregational meetings.

Ideally, one becomes a member by participating in the New UU class.

The next three-session New UU Class will be offered on Thursdays March 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Please contact membership @ firstparish.info if you have any questions or would like to enroll.

With Membership comes the expectation that you will volunteer time and talents to the workings of the church. There are many opportunities to become involved in the life of the church, from taking a shift at a community event to singing in the choir to teaching a religious education class or joining a committee. There is also the expectation that every member will make a personally meaningful donation to First Parish to maintain the workings of the congregation. But it is important to note that there is no minimum pledge amount and that no one would be turned away for inability to pledge.

First Parish holds New Member Recognition Ceremonies when we celebrate the new members of First Parish. Please check back here later in the church year for the date of the next New Member Ceremony. 

Unison Statement of the Congregation
at First Parish New Member Ceremonies

We welcome you with joy into the life of First Parish. We promise you our support as we share in the hopes and labors of this liberal church. May we continue to grow together in wisdom and love. May we together work for justice and be witnesses to what is good in the world.

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