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Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank you for considering volunteering at First Unitarian!

Below you will find information about numerous opportunities to jump in - a little or a lot - to the life of our religious community, and be of service both inside our walls and outside them. We invite you to click on the various links presented, and learn a bit about each opportunity, and, if the heart should move in that manner, contact those directly involved. 

Not sure which of these are most suitable for you, or want to start a new avenue of service and looking for company? Use the form at right and contact our staff. They're waiting for your call!

We can always use Worship Support volunteers such as Greeters, Ushers, and Hospitality volunteers. [more]
Help preserve FUS historical documents and artifacts. Together, we can keep history alive for years to come. [more]
An elected body which looks after the best interests of the congregation while providing guidance for staff and members in carrying out our mission. [more]
You are invited to provide a fl oral offering for our services. A sign-up book is located in the Commons. [more]
Greet visitors, answer phones and assist staff with light clerical tasks. Morning or afternoon shifts offered. [more]
Our monthly newsletter and other publications are assembled and mailed by this team. Join our hard-working and fun crew! [more]
Blood saves lives! Join us in our twice yearly blood drives and help the Red Cross save lives. [more]
This amazing group cooks and serves food and fun during our parish meetings and special events. Offer a little or a lot. [more]
Meet people from around the world who are interested in our Historic Landmark. [more]
Join the Friends of the Meeting House and take the tour of the SC Johnson headquarters and Wingspread on Friday, February 27. [more]
Weeding, pruning, planting, raking, mulching and special projects for our grounds. This crew enhances our surroundings and love doing it! [more]
Our Lay Ministers augment the pastoral work of the Society’s ministers and promote the spirit of community through direct service in visiting the ill and healing, facilitating support groups and more. [more]
The FUS Microfinance Fund loans funds raised from the congregation and other sources to small entrepreneurs, allowing those individuals to build better lives. [more]
The giving of comfort items within worship communities isn’t a new idea. It’s been done for centuries, but in the late 1990s two women attending Hartford Seminary in Connecticut gave a new voice to this long-standing practice. [more]
Social Justice is an essential element of the journey to personal growth an transformation. [more]

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