The path to membership
Membership in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville is an unfolding path of learning about Unitarian Universalism, this Fellowship, and yourself in the process.
“Inscribing your name does not transform you into an instant or born-again Unitarian Universalist. Our religious way of life is not so much an arriving as a becoming – an ongoing process of thought and life experience.
Your signature is your affirming symbol of commitment to an open-minded, inclusive, reasoned, seasoned, compassionate and contemporary approach to life.”– Unitarian Universalist Minister Jack Mendelsohn
RIGHTS OF MEMBERSHIP
Members receive our national denominational magazine, UUWorld.
Members of 90 days or more may vote at congregational meetings to adopt congregational policy and elect officers and board members. Voting members are also eligible for elective office.
We are a democratic organization, and every voting member has equal power in congregational decision-making. Our congregation is governed neither by church tradition, nor denominational “higher ups,” nor its minister. It is governed by an elected board, by committees, and, at congregational meetings, by all voting members.
The Membership Team will help to work out an individualized path of personal or spiritual exploration — a path of growing connection to the universe’s abundance, to your own true self, and to this UU faith community — that works best for you.
For more information and to find out when the next New to UU Class will be, contact the Membership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
- ATTEND New to UU Class
- MEET with our minister
- MAKE a pledge (financial or time)
- SIGN the membership book
While you may join at any time of the year, we formally recognize and ritualize membership by the signing of the book, at our Recognition Sunday service held twice a year.