Members decide

At First Unitarian, members make the major decisions that affect the church. We vote to call a minister, elect church leaders, adopt our annual budget, and more.

We conduct most of our business at an annual meeting in the spring. Our elected leaders call other meetings when they are needed. For example, we gathered at a special meeting recently to vote on becoming a sanctuary church.

To become a member and vote, you must be 16 years of age or older, have signed our Membership Book, and made a financial contribution of record to support the church within each 12-month fiscal year. You then become eligible to vote three months after becoming a member.

Groups and programs organized into four ministries

As First Unitarian has grown, so have the many programs, groups, teams, committees, task forces, classes, social events, and interest groups. In an effort to create an organization plan to maintain coherence and communication across the increasingly diverse array of groups and programs, the governance recognizes four organizational groups called ministries. Each ministry has a liaison on the Prudential Committee. They are:

Community Life and Heritage

All-Parish Supper

Caring Network

Membership Committee

History Committee

Transylvania Partner Church

Art Collective

Community Band

Atrium Bookstore

Coffee Hour Co-op

The Women’s Alliance

Social Justice

Community Food Share Pantry & Committee

The Girl Effect – Task Force

Green Team Environmental Task Force

Habitat for Humanity Work Group

Knitting for a Better World

Neighborhood Social Justice Committee

Loaves & Fishes Mission

Y’All Come Community Lunch

Peace Flag Project

Standing on the Side of Love

Sanctuary Church

UU Service Committee

World Affairs Committee

Global Write-a-Thon for Human Rights

Spiritual Development

Spiritual Pathway Team – Religious Education Committee for Children & Youth

Spiritual Pathways Program

Joyful Noise Community Music

Campus UU’s

Young Members Group

Adult Religious Education

Worship Committee

Music Committee

Sunday Pulpit Flowers

Chalice Circles



Annual Budget Drive

Finance and Investment Committee

Planned Giving

Meeting House Capital Campaign

Building and Grounds