Get Involved

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Mahatma Gandhi

Each Unique Soul creates

the whole

​Select a circle in the stained glass window that inspires you.


01

Membership


Become An Official Member of our Community 

  • Sign the Membership Book
  • Attend the Welcome Ceremony 

Just like anything else in life, you get out of something in equal measure to the love you put in. Our community is active.

Many people say we're the church who "walks the walk." When we take a stand, it's not just language. We mean what we say and we express our commitment through action. Becoming a member is a beautiful commitment that enriches our community. 

​02

​Connect


Our Small Group Ministry Helps You Make New Friends

  • Core Circles
  • Wholesoul Suppers

Try joining a core circle group or simply attend the Vespers dinners that happen the first Thursday evening every month during the church year​.


A bit shy? Don't worry. Even simply picking up a yellow mug and strolling through coffee hour after church will help you make connections. We're a friendly, welcoming group after all. 

​03

​Volunteer


We're grateful for the gift of your presence 

  • Religious Exploration Volunteer
  • Auction Volunteer

​Heard about our Social Justice initiatives? Our calendar is literally full of small member groups doing amazing work in our local community.


From hosting homeless families in our church building many time a year through the Family Promise program to creating a full blown theater company with church friends, volunteering is a dynamic, ever-changing experience at First Unitarian.​

​04

​Religious Exploration


Creating a Safe, Nourishing Space for Your Family

  • Religious Exploration Registration 
  • Our Whole Life Programs

Our mission is to provide our children with a safe, challenging environment in which to learn and grow, connect with other children, and explore their own developing spirituality.


We believe this is best accomplished through
participative learning, and an active exploration of age-appropriate materials.

​05

​Keep In Touch


Publishing New Content Weekly

  • Ploughshare
  • First Announce

​Find yourself wondering what's happening at church this week? Wonder no more. We publish weekly so out members will know exactly what's happening and how they can get involved. 


Now there's no excuse to miss that Thursday night book club you've been promising yourself for months! Stay connected; stay informed; come make yourself at home. 

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​    Key Events


Year-Round Programming for the Whole Family

  • Giving in Action (every other Sunday)
  • Annual Auction 

​There are a number of "can't miss" dates to circle on your calendar. We have so many active members creating groups and activities that our calendar can hardly keep up! 


*Annual Congregation Meeting 

*Wednesday Lunch Bunch 

*InGathering Service - Welcoming the children back to RE

​07

​Join a Committee


Every Member is a Leader Here

  • Social Justice Committee
  • Board of Directors

​Committees range in purpose from maintaining the grounds, to overseeing operations, to nurturing leadership and managing finances. 


We wouldn't be the church we are today without our many talented, passionate committee volunteers. Understanding the church from behind the scenes is an invaluable experience.

​08

​Music


Music transforms the Spirit and lifts the soul

  • Join the Choir
  • Volunteer for the Music Program

​Music is the heart beat of our congregation. UUs take great pride in the quality, enthusiasm, and diversity of their musical programs. 


Our is led by Lia Davis and Brian Stone who create an amazing environment for our choirs and instrumentalists. Check out the Capital Hills Music Concerts - they're delightful. 

​09

​Church Activities


Church Activities bring our Community to Life

  • Young Adult Group
  • Connections Ministry

​The most important step you can take when trying to "get involved" is to make friends. Relationships are the lifeblood of all communities and ours is no different. 


The good news is that we have an activity for almost every personality and interest. And if you don't find what you want, let's create something new!

​10​

​Social Justice


Injustice Anywhere is an Injustice 

Everywhere

  • Immigration Committee
  • Racial Justice Comittee

​Our beautiful church building has been officially landmarked. It's just about as old and awe-inspiring as our social justice history. 


The members of this church have been at the forefront of CORE racial justice in the 60s, women's suffrage at the turn of the century, and gay rights in the 70s and 80s. That honorable work continues to this day. 

​11

​UU Research


Books Make Us Really Happy

  • Miriam's Book Table
  • Library

The Book Table is set up each Sunday
during first and second service coffee hour in the Community Room.


The church has an awesome library currently located in the basement. Please stop by-we have great books for all ages and a generous
checkout period.

​12​

​Donate


Giving is an Expression of your Ideals

  • Host a Findraising Dinner
  • Donate Now

We thank everyone for contributing hard-earned resources to the congregation. Here are five ways to financially support the work of First Unitarian at all giving levels.


*Make Financial Contributions
*Use Grocery Cards
*Support the Auction
*Donate a Car
*Memorial gifts & planned giving

​13

​Auction


Our most important (and fun) Fundraiser of the Year

  • Attend this year's Auction
  • Donate an item or Host a Dinner

​What do you get when you combine dinner parties, vacations, special skills, laughter, and a fun time had by all? The Annual Auction, of course! 

If you haven't attended, you must give it a try this year. This is one of our biggest fundraisers and we have the most fun putting it on. Attend. Donate. Experience. 

Free next Sunday?

Visiting for the first time? Returning after an extended absence? Ready to become a more active member? We support you no matter where you are on your faith journey. When you're ready, we'll save you a seat!

Free next Sunday?

Visiting for the first time? Returning after an extended absence? Ready to become a more active member? We support you no matter where you are on your faith journey. When you're ready, we'll save you a seat!

COVID-19 UPDATE: Sunday Services ​Have Moved Online.  Effective Immediately, we have suspended all in-person gatherings. We Will Continually Monitor & Update You.

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