We are so glad you’ve found your way to this congregation! We hope you will find a spiritual home here as we learn together what it means to part of a welcoming community that supports your spiritual journey while it feeds your soul and your mind This community challenges you to grow and to stand up for what we believe in. This community also provides many opportunities to enrich your family’s life as we all grow, care, and act in faith for the future.

Getting to Know Each Other

Learn about our worship services 

Learn more about Unitarian Universalism

Meet with a minister

Learn about Small Groups

Connect with education and activities for children FLAME

Participate in a Pathways orientation

First Time Visitor

Stop by the Visitor’s Table. There you will be warmly greeted and you will be invited to sign up for the weekly email, receive a name tag, discover information about the many small group offerings and Neighbor 2 Neighbor groups..

In addition, you can learn more about our Journey to Membership and how you can become more connected with this vibrant community. 

Talk to us!  Join us for coffee and conversation from 10 am – 11 am. 

Explore Small Groups

First UU of Richmond offers many small group opportunities. Small groups revolve around interests such as:

spirituality and personal growth, 

social justice,

religious education and faith formation, 

church volunteers and stewardship

Affinity groups such as knitters, quilters, writing, book groups, men’s groups and women’s groups are generally open to newcomers. .


Small groups are can be found in our new PATHS into Community initiative as Practicing Radical Hospitality, Awakening Hearts and Minds, Taking Care of One Another, Healing a Broken World, and Securing our Church’s Future

Pathways Orientation

When you are ready to consider membership in the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, we offer a Pathways orientation class. This class provides a basic orientation to the principles, covenant and mission of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond. You will become acquainted with the Membership Team and enjoy a day of learning and socializing. At the end of the class, you are invited to become a member of First UU by ‘signing the book’ and designating a contribution of record. However, please be aware that there is no pressure to join First UU at the end of the class and you are always welcome to enjoy what First UU has to offer without becoming a formal member.

Next Pathways class:  June 9th, 2024

Requirements for Membership

In order to be considered a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, VA

  • Complete the Pathways orientation class
  • Sign the membership book
  • Make a financial contribution of record