How to Become a Member Here
The First Unitarian Society takes pride
in practicing radical hospitality. While other aspects of congregational life
can vary, our congregations are all welcoming places for newcomers. You need
not be a member of our congregation to participate in most aspects of
congregational life, from joining in worship to volunteering your time on a
project or in a group that stirs your spirit.
As a newcomer to the congregation, feel
free to attend worship services and other events to help you get familiar with
the congregation. If you wish to make a long-term commitment to your
congregation and participate in the business of Unitarian Universalism, you may
choose to become a member.
Unitarian Universalism is organized on the
congregational polity model, which gives the greatest authority to individual
congregations allowing them to determine their own affairs. This includes setting our own
Here at the First Unitarian Society we welcome your
decision to become a member if you have a UU background or have taken the New UU
Orientation Class. We offer the New UU class throughout the year, so please take a
look at the class webpage to find out more. If you have
questions or concerns about these requirements for membership, please contact the Coordinator of Member Programs,Jeanne Sears. You can email Jeanne using the form provided below,
or by calling 233-9774 ext. 116 . To be become a member, you sign the Membership Book. By doing this you join in a deep tradition of individual conscience and responsibility to one
another. Together, as a congregation we will uphold the values of Unitarian Universalism through our care
for one another and the world, our gifts of time and money, and our personal search for depth and meaning in all we do.
Use this form to send Jeanne Sears a message.
from Peter Lee Scott
come together in an attitude of openness - not knowing quite what will happen,
yet daring to receive a new idea, a new experience, sustenance for our minds
and our hearts.
come with an attitude of praise, expressing our thankfulness for the good that
has come into our lives.
come with an attitude of humility, knowing how much we need one another, how
alone we can be in the world, how vulnerable if we face life solely by ourselves.
come in the spirit of love, seeking human warmth and fellowship in the hands
and faces of those around us.
come in the spirit of joy, seeking reconfirmation and renewal of life, of love,
and of hope.
Interested in becoming a member but don't have a UU background? Take some time to check out our "New UU" class.