Membership at UUSF
Thanks for visiting our website! We are a dynamic, diverse and supportive faith community, eager to welcome you and make you feel at home.
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.
As a way to get to know us, we hope you'll participate in worship and our many programs.
Sunday Morning Worship, 11:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
Join us for Sunday worship in the sanctuary. Our ministers, worship associates, musicians land technicians invite you to take part in our services. Services are livestreamed each Sunday. Follow this link to join the livestream.
Adult Spiritual Growth
We offer classes and programs through out the year, which are open to all. To learn more about upcoming classes and programs follow this link to our Adult Spiritual Growth page. New classes and programs will be coming in September. We have added a new NEW UU class for visitors and newcomers, see details below.
Small Group Ministry
Small Group Ministry is a great way to connect with members and friends at UUSF. We are currently hosting virtual Small Group gatherings via Zoom (call in options are available.) To learn more about SMG and how to participate, click here.
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We are happy you've found us. Welcome!
Rev. Alyson Jacks
Questions? Reach me @ email@example.com
Pathway to Membership
1. New UU
A 2-Session series for Visitors and Newcomers
Tuesdays, January 26 & February 2
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Leader: Rev. Alyson Jacks and Rev. Vanessa Southern
Questions? Email Rev. Jacks - firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Revs. Jacks and Southern for a two session New UU class. This interactive class will introduce you to Unitarian Universalism and our congregation. If you don't have Zoom capability, there is a simple way to call in to participate
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 a bit of what we call "polity" -- how we run ourselves and why we do it like that.
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 rights, roles and responsibilities of membership at First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco.
2. Meet with a Minister
Our ministers want to get to know you. We ask that all prospective members meet with one of our ministers.
To schedule an appointment with Rev. Alyson Jacks, click here.
To schedule an appointment with Rev. Vanessa Southern, click here.
3. Invitation to Membership
Normal membership requires prospective members to make a financial pledge of record. A pledge is a contribution you make to the congregation each fiscal year (July 1 - June 30.) A pledge can be paid over the course of the fiscal year. 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.
4. Membership Ceremony
The final step is to sign our Membership Book. We are doing this remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic