Becoming a Member
If you’ve been attending Sunday worship services for a few months (or a few years), enjoyed our Wednesday Wellspring programs, enrolled your children in Sunday school, joined the choir or a covenant group, or participated in other Fellowship events and programs and feel that the Fellowship is the welcoming, inclusive, caring, vibrant, and engage liberal religious community you’ve been looking for … then we hope that you’ll strengthen and deepen your connection with the Fellowship by becoming a member of UUFR.
What Does Membership Mean?
As members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, we covenant and promise to live out our shared Unitarian Universalist faith and values by
- accepting and caring for one another with open minds and open hearts;
- seeking truth and meaning in love;
- working and growing together in common purpose and right relationship;
- joyfully and generously supporting our shared religious community with the gifts of our financial resources, our time and energy, our talents and skills, our vision, creativity, and imagination, our wisdom and experience, our presence and our best selves; and
- lovingly calling each other back into covenant when we fall short of the promises we’ve made.”
As members of UUFR, we make our promises real by
- making a financial contribution that reflects our financial circumstances and level of involvement and commitment to UUFR:
- attending worship and other Fellowship activities as often as we can;
- joining a lay ministry team or covenant group, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, or getting involved in other Fellowship groups and activities; and
- honoring the Fellowship’s covenant of right relations.
You can learn more about the meaning of membership by
- attending our monthly Newcomer Orientation and Welcome Gathering at 12:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month;
- attending our four-session Pathway to Membership program offered at least three times each year; or
- contacting UUFR’s Connection Council by email, [email protected] or phone (919 781 7635) or talking with one of our ministers.
Signing the Membership Book
Anyone who is at least 13 years old may become a member of UUFR by signing the Fellowship’s membership book after completing the 4 session Pathway to Membership Program. Members of other UU congregations may transfer their membership. Please contact the Connections Council at [email protected] to find out when the next Pathway to Membership program will be and to register.