MEMBERSHIP

We are so happy that you are interested in getting to know First Unitarian Church of Rochester!

We are in essence, a community of communities, and finding your place in this space is what will help make First Unitarian your home. In these smaller groups, we want you to feel spiritually fed in a space where you can live out that which is most meaningful to you. Some examples of smaller communities here at First Unitarian are: Soul Matters, Adult Spiritual Development Groups, Social Justice, Anti-Racism classes, Choir, meditation classes with the Buddhist Fellowship, volunteer opportunities with Caring Cuisine, Gardeners or our UU/Schools Partnership, Parenting support groups through our Religious Education program, and much more!

Questions? Contact Shannan!

JOIN US ON SUNDAY

We invite you to join us on Sundays for our 10 AM service, currently held both in-person and online.

WORkSHOP CLASSES

We offer 3 workshop style classes to help you get to know us better – details below!
Reach out to Shannan Foos with any questions.

UU 101

INTRO TO UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM AND OUR CHURCH

This is where to start! UU 101 is a one-time, one hour, session that will help you understand and explore both our community and Unitarian Universalism. It provides a brief overview of UU beliefs and church activities – a great way to start to find “your place” at First Unitarian. In this session you will also meet others who are at a similar point in getting to know our church and you will learn about our various ministries.

Classes are offered twice a month, after Sunday service.

Starting Point

The next step along the path to becoming both more involved and a member of First Unitarian, is Starting Point. This 5 hour class offers newcomers and old timers alike an opportunity to explore ways in which Unitarian Universalism can make a difference in their lives. Not only will it help you decide if UUism is right for you, it’s an opportunity to reflect on your beliefs and values, a time to find your smaller community within First Unitarian, and of course time to connect with others. Virtual classes are offered several times a year, some on Saturdays, and others on consecutive evenings. UU 101 is recommended before attending Starting Point.

Starting Point dates are posted on our Events Calendar and in our weekly newsletter.

UU 201

STEPS TO MEMBERSHIP
Interested in becoming a member? Wondering how you decide if you are ready to become a member or what “joining” involves? UU 201 offers the information you need to discern whether you are ready to make the commitment of membership. You will learn the importance of being in covenant with our church and the benefits and responsibilities of membership. Classes are offered in Winter and Spring. They will be posted on our Events Calendar and Newsletter.

UU 101

INTRO TO UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM AND OUR CHURCH

This is where to start! UU 101 is a one-time, one hour, session that will help you understand and explore both our community and Unitarian Universalism. It provides a brief overview of UU beliefs and church activities – a great way to start to find “your place” at First Unitarian. In this session you will also meet others who are at a similar point in getting to know our church and you will learn about our various ministries.

Classes are offered twice a month, after Sunday service.

Starting Point

CONNECTING MORE DEEPLY AT FIRST UNITARIAN

The next step along the path to becoming both more involved and a member of First Unitarian, is Starting Point. This 5 hour class offers newcomers and seasoned members alike an opportunity to explore ways in which Unitarian Universalism can make a difference in their lives. Not only will it help you decide if UUism is right for you, it’s an opportunity to reflect on your beliefs and values, a time to find your smaller community within First Unitarian, and of course time to connect with others. In person and online classes are offered several times a year, some on Saturdays and others during the evening. UU 101 is recommended before attending Starting Point.

Starting Point dates are posted on our Events Calendar and in our Weekly Connections Newsletter.

UU 201

STEPS TO MEMBERSHIP
Interested in becoming a member? Wondering how you decide if you are ready to become a member or what “joining” involves? UU 201 offers the information you need to discern whether you are ready to make the commitment of membership. You will learn the importance of being in covenant with our church and the benefits and responsibilities of membership. Classes are offered several times a year. They will be posted on our Events Calendar and our Weekly Connections Newsletter.

CONNECT

We are so glad you are interested in getting to know our community! If you would like more information on any of our programs, more about Unitarian Universalism, our church, or the Steps to Membership, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Our Membership Coordinator, Shannan Foos, is happy to help you!

Join us on Sunday