BECOME A MEMBER
Membership is Open to All!
As a member of UUSF, you join a faith community that has been an integral part of San Francisco since its founding in 1850. If you are interested in joining, see below for steps to membership.
STEP 1: ATTEND AN INTRODUCTORY NEW UU CLASS
A 2-Session series for Visitors and Newcomers
Leader: The Ministers
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Ministers for a two session New UU class. This interactive class will introduce you to Unitarian Universalism and our congregation.
Session 1: Roots and Wings: History, Theology, Principles and Purposes
To understand where we are now culturally as a movement, in our philosophies and practices, and our place in the larger landscape of religious history, we'd like to give you an overview of some of the big sweeps of time and where Unitarian Universalism's roots began and where we find ourselves today. We will explore some of our history, theology, our principles and purposes and governance.
Session 2: Community, Connection and Commitment
In session 2, we’ll make time to share our own spiritual journeys as a way to build connection and understanding. We’ll learn about the many programs and activities in our community that are open to all. And finally, we’ll talk about membership at First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco.
Our ministers want to get to know you. We ask that all prospective members meet with one of our ministers.
STEP 3: MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Following your meeting with the minister, you will receive a Membership Packet with helpful resources and forms to complete before formally joining the congregation. These include:
A Pledge of Record
Members of UUSF are asked to make pledge of record each year. A pledge can be paid over the course of the fiscal year. Your financial support help support the mission and vision of the congregation. Pledges may be paid through our online platform (Vanco) or by check. If you have questions about pledges, donations and pledge payments, contact Laura Ludwig, Director of Operations - email@example.com.
Prospective members are asked to complete a contact/bio form, which also asks about your interest, skills and talents. We offer many opportunities to both learn and lead.
Twice a year, we hold an Invitation to Membership Ceremony where prospective members will sign the Membership Book, and be welcomed into the congregation by the ministers and church leaders.
STEP 5: MEMBERSHIP RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Working Towards a Brighter Future
Each spring we hold a Membership Recognition Ceremony where new members are formally introduced to the congregation and enter into covenant with the congregation. Following the service, we have a celebration!