Become a Member
Are you considering membership in our church? Wonderful! Membership has great advantages, but also responsibilities. This guide can help you decide if membership is right for you.
Membership indicates that you are in agreement with the church’s Statement of Purpose which includes the seven UU principles.
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
- Becoming a member is a heart-felt decision, one that is not taken lightly. Ours is a non-creedal faith. We do not ask our members to accept a particular religious doctrine, but we do support and encourage their religious and spiritual growth.
Before becoming a member, we request that you attend several services. If you have children please arrive early so that you may become familiar with our fine Religious Exploration (RE) Department and RE Directors. A Greeter can escort you to the Religious Exploration Classrooms.
Upon arrival a Greeter will meet you at the door and give you a Visitor Information Packet. If you need assistance with anything, look for the greeters who have red name tags. These folks are prepared to answer your questions, help you feel at home, and direct you to others that may be able to answer further questions. After the service, visit the Information Table in the Overflow room which has additional pamphlets, news items, and Social Justice issues that you may find of interest. Make sure that you complete the blue Visitor Information card and leave it either in the collection plate, the comment box in the Overflow room, or simply give it to a member who will ensure that it gets in the right hands. Make sure you indicate if you would like to receive our newsletter and provide your email address.
Then please stop in at our after service coffee hour for coffee, snacks, and lots of conversation.
Please come and visit us as often as you can so that you get to know us, participate in church activities, and determine if UUCC can be your spiritual home. Remember that our services are often as diverse as our Congregation so we encourage visitors to visit a few times to get a better picture of who we are. With Rev. Andy Burnette as our half time minister (often 3 Sundays a month, we are able to compliment his sermons with those of other ministers, guest speakers, and lay leaders.
When you hear a voice inside say, “This is my religious home” and when you no longer view yourself as a guest, it is time to think about becoming a member. New members bring our church community new ideas, new thoughts, and new views – the very essence of growth.
“EXPLORING UU” Series
A good way to learn about Unitarian-Universalism is to attend the “UU 101” series which is offered several times during the year. It is conducted by our minister and is for people who want to know the story of Unitarian Universalism and our local church. During the course, participants will explore the 300-year origins and writings of Unitarians, while also looking at Universalism in America in the 20th Century including the history of UUCC. We will also cover the workings of the church and the meaning of membership in UUCC.