MEMBERSHIP – BECOMING A MEMBER

 

BECOMING A MEMBER

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The Membership Team at First Unitarian Church helps you find a community within the greater church where you can live out that which is most meaningful to you. It could be participating in a Soul Matters small group ministry, getting involved in Social Justice projects, tutoring a student through our UU/Schools Partnership, singing in the Choir, meditating with the Buddhist Fellowship, hosting a family through RAIHN, etc., or simply coming to weekly services.

Whether you are just getting started or have been here awhile, and wherever you are in your spiritual journey, you are encouraged to use the pathway to membership as a time for discernment and to discover all this congregation offers. The journey begins with a 45 minute orientation called UU101 which explores Unitarian Universalism and our congregation. In this session you will be introduced to others who are at a similar point in their journey and learn about the various ministries of our church.

The next step along the path to membership is Starting Point. This is a 4-hour Saturday class which offers newcomers and old timers alike an opportunity to explore ways in which Unitarian Universalism can make a difference in their lives. It’s a perfect opportunity to find your place at First Unitarian and to connect with others.

As in most life endeavors, the key step in the journey is to find where your passion is best expressed. Consider which of our ministries offers the best fit for your interests, gifts, and talents? The Membership Team is here to help you along your journey and help you find a small group in which you can begin making friends and direct your energies to ministries which are most meaningful to you.

If we have done our job, we hope the path to membership will eventually lead you to make an affirmative choice to join our community. If so, you are invited to attend UU201/Step to Membership and be welcomed as a new member in our New Member Recognition Ceremony.