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.

We encourage you to read our newsletters and other literature about our church and its activities. Visit the Welcome Table as often as you like and ask any questions you may have. You don’t have to be a member to participate in UUCB activities, such as a Chalice Circle, and we recommend that you do that. It’s a good way to explore a relationship with UUCB.

UUCB is a shared ministry, which means that each of us plays an important role. Together, we quite literally keep the doors open and the programs running. This is our church. As members we gratefully share in the life of the UUCB community and strive for what we call Integrity of Membership.