Become a Member
To become a member, you do not need to recite a creed or follow a church doctrine. This church and others in covenant within the Unitarian Universalist Association are in the Free Church tradition. As such, neither creed nor doctrine serve as tests for membership. In a Free Church, it is the difference between worship founded on covenant and worship founded on creeds.
We welcome persons of diverse lifestyles and religious beliefs into our membership.
Decide if membership is right for you
There is no test for membership, but membership is not taken lightly; the responsibilities of membership include supporting the church with one’s heart, soul, mind and finances. Our Sunday greeters can give you brochures and other materials about Unitarian Universalism and they are happy to answer your questions.
If you can, attend an orientation class
Because we want you to make an informed decision when you decide to join the church, we think it is very important for you to attend one of our orientation classes. There is at least one orientation class each year. During class, you will learn the history and principles of the Unitarian Universalist movement, share your own religious journey, learn how we put our beliefs and values into practice, and consider how your own beliefs and values might grow by association with our congregation.
The 3 “P”s of Membership
If you understand and agree with our principles and values, then it’s time to talk to the minister or someone on our Membership Committee about joining the church. There are three requirements for joining the church:
Many members make an annual pledge to support the church’s mission and programs. If you are not sure how much to pledge, our Minister, Finance Chair, or the President of the church will be happy to guide your decision (in strict confidence) about an amount that might be right for you.
OR make a “Contribution of Record.” A Contribution of Record is a donation to the church’s General Fund (as opposed to one of the other church funds). Contributions of Record are identifiable as coming from you, by your signature on a check or on the outside of a contribution envelope. You can make Contributions of Record even if you made an annual pledge.
Sign our membership book. By signing the membership book, you are making a promise to fulfill the other two requirements of membership: financially supporting the church and participating in church life. The minister and one other church leader will witness your signature.
As a congregation who covenant to support one another on our journeys and contribute to the wellbeing and purposes of the church, it is very important to participate regularly in the life of the church. Regular attendance and participation in weekly church services is one way to do this. But there is a wealth of other opportunities, just look at our activities page for ideas. In addition, you may enjoy participating in a church committee, program, or special project.