As you consider membership, consider the varied means for getting to know more about us listed below. See the Membership Calendar for specific dates and times. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Lori Emison Clair at email@example.com or 244-8603, ext. 103. Need childcare to attend? Let us know, and we will gladly provide it. Membership is offered to anyone over age 16.
Get Acquainted Gatherings
Recent guests of our church are encouraged to join Reverend Mark Stringer and church members for an informal reception.
First Sunday of every month, after service (1 hour)
You are invited to join us as we gather together to get acquainted with the basics of Unitarian Universalism and our vibrant community. There are many ways to connect with the church and we look forward to discussing the unique opportunities offered by First Unitarian Church of Des Moines.
Once a week for 6 weeks (1 1/2 hour per class)
This class explores who we are and what we believe, and provides opportunities for members of our congregation to share with newcomers what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist at First Unitarian. It gives newcomers a chance to examine their own personal stories in light of our Unitarian Universalist tradition and heritage. Whether you are new to the church, or have been coming for a while, this is a great opportunity to learn more about this community.
New Member Service
During the regular Sunday service you and other new members join the congregation in a responsive reading, sign the membership book, receive a few gifts, and be officially welcomed as members of First Unitarian Church of Des Moines!
As a New First Unitarian Member you will be warmly welcomed as you make friends and continue your spiritual journey. When you become a member of the church, we will enthusiastically share this occasion with you. We look forward to your:
- Presence - Attend church services and programming, as you are able.
- Participation - Get involved in the life of our community in ways that grow your soul. Sing in the choir, join a small group, teach a class, serve on a committee, be a youth adviser, provide music for a service, work with others on a social action project. The possibilities are unlimited!
- Pledging – Support the church and its mission through a regular financial pledge.
- Passing it on - Share your pride in our religious community by talking to people about our church and what it means to you!
Connections Dinner For Families with Children In Religious Education
Get to know families already involved in the Religious Education programs at this special event. Children will meet other children already in Religious Education, whom they will meet again in their classrooms.