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How do I Join the Church?

The decision to join a religious community is not one to be taken lightly. One's spiritual path is personal, yet many feel their lives are more exciting, challenging or rewarding if they are part of a community of like-minded people.

You will find there is no pressure to join the church, though there is a process involved. When you feel you know us well enough to proceed, pick up a Membership Packet from the membership greeter. Fill out the information. It's a great way to guide your thinking about church membership and commitment. Return it to a member of the Membership Team and we will order you a permanent name tag. Then sign up for our Newcomer Orientation Class. There may be three sessions or it could be condensed into a Saturday morning. The class is scheduled several times a year to meet the busy schedules of prospective members. You will learn about Unitarian Universalism in general and our church in particular. You must complete this class prior to signing the membership book. At the end of the course you and your classmates will meet with the minister as a group (individual meetings also can be scheduled) to begin to get to know each other.

You will then have one-to-one meetings with representatives of the membership and stewardship committees to clarify your and the church's expectations.

Membership is established by your signature in our Membership Book, usually on a "Membership Sunday." Most people go directly from the Newcomer Orientation Class to signing the book, although a few choose to stay a "Friend" for an additional period of time. While we certainly hope you will join us, again there is no pressure on you to do so.

Path to Membership

Visit our Path to Membership webpage for more opportunities to learn about us.