Welcome to Fourth Universalist! Membership here symbolizes a deepening commitment and covenant with the congregation and the mission it serves. We are glad that you are interested in exploring membership and in joining our community. We have no creeds and welcome all who subscribe to the principles of free and open-minded religion.

If you are new to Fourth Universalist, there are many ways to become more familiar with our congregation and our guiding principles. We hope you’ll attend our worship on Sunday morning and participate in some of the many ministries here. If you feel that membership is right for you, we hope that you will speak with our Director of Membership and Hospitality, Soyal Smalls. She can be reached at membership@4thu.org. She will guide you through the process of membership, and what it means within the context of the congregation.

Membership at Fourth Universalist is two things:

  1. A formal designation in our bylaws that state that membership is open to “any person who is in sympathy with the purposes and programs of the Society and the [values] and purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association.”
  2. A commitment and symbol of the heart, a desire to affirm a spiritual home that gives meaning, hope, community, and love, and a willingness to care, tend, and support the community, its people, and our life together.

How do I join?

  • Meet with our Senior Minister

  • Offer an annual financial pledge to support, sustain, and grow the congregation and its ministries. You may do so by contacting our Executive Director, Sheila Powers, at office@4thu.org or by submitting a pledge form to our office.

  • Sign the Membership Book, where generations of Fourth Universalists have added their names.

Please feel free to be in touch with us with any questions. We’d love to hear from you.

  • Speak with or contact our Director of Membership and Hospitality, Soyal Smalls. She can be reached at membership@4thu.org. She will invite you either to participate in a new membership class or to meet with her to talk further about Fourth Universalist and what membership means.