Questions? Contact Laura Berardi, Membership Coordinator at or 244-8603 x103.

These classes offer an opportunity for visitors to learn more about our church and our faith:

First Steps: Get to Know Unitarian Universalism & Our Church

SECOND Sunday of every month, 11:00 am (1 hour), gather at the Welcome Table

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.

Starting Point: An Introduction to the UU Journey

Thursdays, April 6, 13 & 20, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (no longer accepting registrations)
Wednesdays, June 7, 14 & 21, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Thursdays, October 12, 19 & 26, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Are you new to Unitarian Universalism or our church? Or maybe you’re not new but would like to know more people and explore our faith? Join us for this three-session class to reflect on our spiritual journeys, explore core Unitarian Universalist values, and connect with others. Register by filling out the form below.

Pathway to Membership

Thursdays, May 4 & 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Wednesdays, July 12 & 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Sundays, November 5 & 12, 9 – 10:45 am

We are a covenantal faith rather than a creedal faith. In this two-part session we discuss what it means to make commitments about how we are going to be together in religious community rather than requiring what we believe. This class articulates these commitments, as well as the rights and responsibilities of membership. People considering joining the church are encouraged to take the Starting Point class in addition to Pathway to Membership. At the end of the second session of Pathways, those wishing to officially join the church will be invited to sign the Membership Book. Register by filling out the form below.

Please fill out the form below to register for a Starting Point and/or Pathways class:
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