Membership

Members of First Parish in Brookline

A faith statement or adherence to a specific religious creed or doctrine is not required to join First Parish! Entering into membership signifies a commitment to Unitarian Universalism, the work of this church, and your own spiritual development. Our caring and supportive community will become a part of your own, and many opportunities are available for you to serve with your peers on initiatives outside our walls.

Experience shows that the best way to become a part of First Parish in Brookline is to get involved in some way! Any staff member would be happy to answer any questions about how to get involved, especially our membership coordinator. Kristen is always happy to meet with you, answer questions over email, or chat during coffee hour. This year, we’re adding a new visitor coffee corner, so be sure to check that out! Additionally, you can read our monthly newsletter for updates on things going on in the community. The link is to the right of this page in the Quicklinks section!

Not everyone takes the same pathway to membership! Some people become members after attending for a few years, some after one or two Sundays with us. It’s completely up to you and your comfort level. This year, we will be offering UU 101 classes beginning in October for anyone who is interested, and we do ask that you attend one at your convenience before signing the book.

Now, for the logistics. Full, participating, voting members are/have:

  • At least 17 years old (with restrictions)
  • Signed the Membership Book
  • Made a financial contribution of any amount

If you’d like to speak with our minister about membership, contact the church office to set up an appointment. Or, for our extroverted types, grab a striped mug at Fellowship Hour to signal that you’re a newcomer who would welcome connecting, and put our spirit of welcome to the test. We’re so glad you’re here!