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.
Pathways to Membership
We want to make the FUUSE a welcoming place for you to explore your spiritual interests and feel a part of a community. We have extensive materials, information, and enthusiastic members to support you in your decision to become a member. For further guidance, please speak with our minister, Kendra Ford.
If you are new to Unitarian Universalism
- Complete a blue Visitor Information Card.
- 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, involve them in religious education. 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.
- Join a “Beyond Coffee Hour” Group.
- The best way to get to know our community and to build a commitment to one another is to participate in supporting the church: volunteer to assist in services, help at church events, teach Sunday School, or work on a committee.
- Meet with the Minister.
- Attend a Newcomers’ Breakfast. Twice a year there is a Newcomers Breakfast where people meet the lay leadership of the church informally to learn about the church and the committees.
- Attend the Pathways to Membership series. These 3 classes are offered periodically: UU 101, Part I and II explore the meaning and history of Unitarian Universalism and are taught by the minister; “What’s Going On Here?” explains how to get involved at FUUSE.
- Sign our membership book. You will be welcomed by the community at a New Member Welcoming Ceremony. These occur throughout the church year during our worship service.
- Part of the process of becoming a member is making a financial commitment to support this church. Someone from the Canvass Committee will be in touch with you.
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 and to build a commitment to one another is to participate in 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.