Membership

Membership

To discuss membership in the congregation or for questions about UUCC, please contact Director of Communications & Member Integration, Sara Davidson: sara@uucolumbia.net.

Becoming a Member

The act of becoming a member consists of signing the Membership Book in the presence of a minister or a member of our Board of Trustees. Due to the pandemic, and because we are exclusively meeting virtually, we have a Virtual Membership Form that you may sign. We’ll find a time for you to sign the Membership Book when we are back in person.

Signing the book allows you to make an explicit commitment to participate as a member of our religious community, uphold UUCC’s mission, and share your talents, resources, and energy with others in a life-long spiritual quest founded in Unitarian Universalist religious values.

Members are eligible to vote in congregational meetings which help shape the future of the spiritual community, and are expected to make an annual financial pledge (or speak with the minister about financial hardship.)

When you’re ready to make this formal commitment, we invite you to contact Sara Davidson: sara@uucolumbia.net.

Expectations of Membership

As members of UUCC, we will, to the best of our abilities and according to the dictates of our consciences, contribute to this congregation financially and with our time and energy, attend services regularly and otherwise participate in the life of this congregation, and through this congregation, enrich ourselves spiritually.
(June 6, 2006 – Approved by UUCC Board)

New Member Recognition Ceremony

Once or twice a year, we invite our new members to take part in our New Member Recognition Ceremony. Held during a regular worship service, this brief ceremony is an opportunity for all UUCC members to publicly welcome those who signed the membership book in the months leading up to the ceremony. A light reception is also offered following the worship service so that new members can meet each other. While this is not a required step to membership, we offer this as a thank you and welcome for all recent new members.


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