Love is the doctrine of this church. The quest for truth is its sacrament and service is its prayer. To dwell together in peace, To seek knowledge in freedom, To serve humanity in fellowship, To respect the nurturing power within all of us, thus do we covenant.
If you are new to Unitarian Universalism or to this area:
- Complete a blue Visitor Information card to get a nametag, give us your information and to get our electronic newsletter (eFUUSE)
- Talk with existing church members.
- Read written information on Unitarian Universalism available on this Web site or on the Newcomer’s Table in the Parish Hall.
- If you have children, enroll them in our free religious education program. Speak with our Director of Religious Education (DRE) about our curriculum. If you are coming regularly to church, it is important for us to have your children registered for a class, whether or not you are a member. See the Religious Education section under “Ministries” or click this link.
Exploring Membership at FUUSE
Adults who feel aligned with the purposes and programs of FUUSE can sign the official Membership Book at any time. There is a bi-annual joining service to honor our new members who may wish to sign in the presence of the congregants, however, if you prefer, the book may be signed in private by making arrangements with the church office.
Individuals interested in joining FUUSE usually attend an “Exploring Membership” or what has been known as a “New to UU” class, which happens two times per year, once in the fall, and once in the spring. If you are not new to UU, you are welcome to attend these classes or you may contact the office so we can help to get you connected.
The life of each FUUSE member can be enriched by the privilege of being a steward of the congregation, thereby bettering our society, our fellow congregants, and ourselves. Supporting our Unitarian Universalist principles is, indeed, a privilege. Members are stewards of our beloved community by supporting FUUSE with Talent, Time, and Treasure. This may be done by:
- Volunteering on: the Board of Trustees, a Board Committee, a Task Force, Welcoming Circle and/ or in the programs in services such as Outreach, Religious Education, Social Justice, etc. or as part of the administrative support such as working with the website, in the office, etc
- Making a financial commitment/contribution of record
- Meeting with the Minister to learn more.
- Voting at Congregational Meetings
- Book-signed members
- Receive a copy of the UU World magazine sent to their house.
- Receive a digital copy, or printed copy of the FUUSE directory of the congregation
- Memorial Planning services
- Free use of the facilities for life events – memorials, births and weddings
- Receive a discount for renting the FUUSE facilities for private functions – contact the office for further details.
Additionally, FUUSE contributes to the wider UU movement by sending money to the Unitarian Universalist Association and to the North Region on behalf of each member. Fair Share contributions for 2015-2016 are $100 per book-signed member. These monies help to provide support to our church via the UUA such as legal counsel, training, conferences and consultation.
Click here to Subscribe to eFUUSE newsletter – emailed every Thursday/Friday.
For more information about being a FUUSE member or simply to get more connected or involved, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (603) 772-4002.
Already a UU?
- Complete a blue Visitor Information Card available from the greeters when you enter the church.
- The best way to get to know our community is to follow many of the same steps above and to build a commitment to one another by participating in and supporting the church. Volunteer to assist in services, help at church events, teach Sunday School, or work on a committee.
- Make a financial commitment to the church.
- Meet with our minister to discuss membership.
- Sign the Membership Book. (Transferring your membership from your prior church or holding dual membership).