First Unitarian Women’s Alliance

Established in 1882, The Women’s Alliance is unique among the organizations of the First Unitarian Church of Providence in that it has been an autonomous society of dues-paying members and has its own endowment. Many of its members have played leading roles in education, suffrage, and social services.

In 2014, The Women’s Alliance became an affiliate of the church and the name was changed to The First Unitarian Women’s Alliance.
The mission is to:
• offer enrichment through timely and informative programs,
• nurture opportunities for friendship, inspiration, and support among the members, and
• contribute to community organizations benefitting women, children, and families through fundraising activities and service.


The Alliance meets on the first Monday of the month from October through May, with an end-of-year outing in June. The business meeting and monthly programs featuring engaging speakers are held via Zoom and in-person in the Parish House Auditorium. Membership dues ($40) support the programs and business expenses of the Alliance. Fundraising profits, after expenses, benefit selected charitable organizations that support women, children, and families.

To join the Women’s Alliance mail your name, address, phone number, and email address with a check for $40.00 (made out to The Women’s Alliance of the First Unitarian Church and “Dues” in the memo line) to our membership coordinator:
Janet Downing Taylor, 500 Angell St. Apt 515, Providence, RI 02906

Or, come to one of our monthly meetings!

2023-24 Program booklet

Stay tuned for the updated edition of the Alliance schedule of speakers for the year.