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 Coordinator 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 in the presence of the Fellowship’s Connections Coordinator, a member of the Fellowship’s connections team, or one of our ministers.
The Journey Continues
Membership is an ongoing journey to deeper commitment and stronger connections.
After you’ve signed the membership book, we invite you to “take the next step” to connection and commitment by
- making your financial commitment to UUFR if you haven’t already done so;
- completing or updating your family’s Fellowship registration information through UUFR’s on-line “MyUUFR” web portal;
- completing or updating our “gifts and interests” inventory;
- joining one of our covenant groups;
- getting involved in one or more of the Fellowship’s many programs and activities;
- joining UUFR’s Facebook group for members and friends; and
- participating in our “Pathfinders” program for new members.