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Participating at 1U


There are lots of ways to participate at First Unitarian Church of Orlando (1U).


One great way to get to know about what’s happening is to attend our annual Opportunity Fiesta, which usually takes place the last two Sundays in August. From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on those Sundays, all the various groups and programs at our church have information tables set up, and they are eager to share information and answer questions.


In between times, watch the Weekly Update (aka the eblast) for opportunities to volunteer to help out at special events. These are typically one-time, short-term commitments of a specific nature. Some examples are periodic blood drives, food bank packing and sorting, and various outreach efforts. To request more information on these events, click here. We also usually have a booth at the Central Florida Veg Fest, and we march in the annual Orlando Come Out with Pride Parade. We have a 1U Justice Google group where we share social justice events and information in Central Florida and beyond.


Singing or playing with one of our musical groups (Chalice Choir, A Chordia, E.M.C., Folk Ensemble) is a great way to serve with joy. Joining the Caring Circle gives you an opportunity to get to know people in our congregation and share your time and talents.


There are also opportunities to be part of our Sunday Welcome Team, including greeters, ushers, and social hour. Volunteers typically sign up for a monthly slot–for example, “Greeting at the service on the first Sunday of the month” or “Helping with Social Hour on the third Sunday of the month.” Those interested in helping with the sound and visual projection during our worship services are encouraged to contact our Audio-Visual (A/V) Team. Perhaps you’d like to volunteer to bring flowers for the pulpit on a Sunday every now and then?


As you get more involved, you may wish to work with our children, teach an adult religious education session, or serve on acommittee.