At the heart of our congregation is our membership. Members ratify the annual budget, change the bylaws, and elect our leaders, including our ministers. The rights and power of our members are real and make a difference.
The organizational structure and philosophy of First Unitarian Society of Madison reflect the American Revolutionary roots of our church. Historically, Unitarian and Universalist churches have been at the forefront of many of the human rights struggles of modern American history. Members were active in the writing of the Constitution, the underground railroad, the opposition of slavery, prohibition, women’s suffrage, civil rights, gay and lesbian rights, immigrant rights, and many more issues. We are passionate about democracy, and that is how our church is organized: from the ground up rather than from the top down.
Parish meetings are an important part of the Society’s governance. View our most recent meetings below or catch up with all of them on our YouTube channel.