Let’s say that you’ve been coming to UUCW on Sundays for a while — a month or two, perhaps… Or maybe it’s been longer. And now you wonder, “Is there something I need to do to make my relationship with the UUCW community official?”
The answer is YES! You need to sign the Membership Book. This is how people become official members of UUCW. Your signature in the Membership Book symbolizes that you are in accord with UUCW’s mission and purpose; that you are now “owning” the church in a new way!
While taking the UU Orientation class is a beneficial way to further your knowledge of Unitarian Universalism and UUCW, it is not required in order to join — you can join UUCW at any time. When YOU are ready, contact Community Builder Brianna Laux Kocis or Rev. Suzelle Lynch, and they will witness your signature in the Book.
What’s required of members? UUCW invites members to participate regularly in congregational life, which means things like coming to Sunday services, volunteering, joining an Affinity Group or committee. This is important because it is the best way to get to know people and make friends at church. Doing these things can also help you learn more about Unitarian Universalism and nurture your personal spirituality.
The second basic requirement of membership is making an annual financial contribution. Members’ financial contributions fund more than 80% of the church’s annual budget — that’s why you’ll be asked to make a pledge of financial support each year. But also, it feels good to give!