Becoming a Member
If you are feeling UUCB to be your spiritual home, this is the place to start upon your pathway to membership. In joining UUCB as a member, you will enter into a convenantal relationship that is guided by love and sustained by respectful relationships. We look forward to getting to know you, and hope that you find your place among us! The UUCB Membership Committee is here to help.
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Membership Signing Luncheons
The next Membership Signing Luncheon at UUCB will be on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. We’ll meet in the Revs Kristin and Christian’s Ministerial office. We offer childcare services. So let us know if you will need these services. Email Lonnie or Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are thinking about becoming a member.
At the Membership Signing at UUCB you will meet with ministers, Revs. Christian and Kristin. Sometimes both of them or just one of them, as they have two little ones to take care of after services on Sundays. Lunch is provided (Vegan, Vegetarian and non-Vegetarian). And we talk.
Everyone at the signing goes around the room and introduces themselves and then talks a little about their religious or spiritual journey before coming to UUCB. The Reverends talk about their journey and why they became Unitarian Universalists ministers and about their commitment to all of us to help us develop our spiritual and social justice visions. Continue reading →
Benefits of Membership
Members may call on the ministers for consultations and ceremonies without fee. Those who have been members for at least 60 days may vote in church meetings. After one year members are eligible for election to the Board of Trustees. Your membership includes subscriptions to the UUCB monthly newsletter, Beacon on the Hill; Pathways, our biannual publication of classes and workshops; and to the national Unitarian Universalist Association’s, UU World. You will be enrolled in the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), headquartered in Boston, as well as the Pacific Central District (PCD) of the UUA. We hope you will be inspired to attend the annual PCD conference and UUA General Assembly.
Integrity of Membership
Participate regularly in Sunday Services. Small miracles happen every Sunday. Your presence is a meaningful addition to this community’s energy and power. A word, the silence, music or a song may be a healing, encouraging or transformative moment for you. Or maybe you will be the one to reach out warmly to welcome someone new, offer an affirming look or say a transforming word to someone. A small miracle may happen through you.
The Meaning of Membership
The work of this church is to create loving community, inspire spiritual growth, and encourage lives of integrity, joy, and service. The members recognize in each other freedom of mind, agree to impose no theological conditions of membership, and respect differences of opinion among us. We welcome to our membership all those who love truth and seek to do good.
Guests are always welcome to participate in our services and programs, contribute in the life of UUCB and draw strength from it. But there may come a time when you feel the need to deepen your connection to UUCB and acknowledge that bond. When you hear a voice inside say, “This is my spiritual home,” and no longer view yourself as a guest here, it may be time to think about becoming a member.