Interested in Joining?

Membership in the Unitarian Church in Charleston is open to all who choose to walk with us in the spirit of love and in the search for truth.  We have no creedal requirements for membership.  To become a member one completes the Pathfinders and Pathways Classes and signs the Membership Book in the presence of the minister and an officer of the church.  New Members are welcomed into the congregation with a ceremony during church services three times per year.

With Membership comes privileges and responsibilities. Members participate regularly in worship and other church activities. They address their own spiritual growth, serve the church, and serve the wider community. Members may become committee chairs and are eligible to serve on the Vestry, Committee on Shared Ministry, and Nominating Committee. In order to exercise the privilege of voting at the annual meeting held each May, Members must make a financial contribution of record. Your annual financial pledge to contribute enables the Vestry to establish a budget for the coming year. As Members, you will be connected to the Unitarian Universalist Association and receive its publication “UU World”.

If you wish to explore membership, please speak to Rev. Reed or Membership Coordinator, Carol Oates.


Pathfinders: Upstairs in Gage Hall, 12:30 – 1:30

This is a class geared toward those new to our congregation who would like to receive basic information about Unitarian Universalism and the Unitarian Church in Charleston. Bring your questions! Childcare available. Contact Carol Oates, Membership Coordinator,

July 17* 11:30 – 12:30, due to our earlier summer services.

Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Dec. 4, Feb. 5, March 26, May 7

Pathways to Membership: Charleston Day School, 12:15 – 2:30

Pathways is a 2-session class for people who are ready to explore what it means to be a Member of the Unitarian Church in Charleston. Topics for each session in the class include introductions and getting to know you, history and theology, and congregational life.  The sessions are structured to include the opportunity for participants to ask questions and to share in small groups. Lunch served, childcare provided. Sign up at the Membership Table in Gage Hall, or contact Carol Oates, Membership Coordinator at

Fall Pathways: Oct. 9, 16

Winter Pathways: Jan. 22, 29

Spring Pathways: Apr. 2, 9


We hope you will join us!