The membership process
“New to A2U2” workshops, offered two or three times a year, are good preparation for becoming a member. They include a luncheon and give you an opportunity to meet other newcomers. Topics include Unitarian Universalist history, theology, and principles; an overview of our programs and activities; and responsibilities of membership. Workshops are led by our minister, Rev. Myke Johnson; Laura Burden, our Membership Coordinator; Carolyn Barschow, Director of Religious Education and other leaders of our church. Childcare is available upon request. Check our Events Calendar for upcoming Newcomer Orientation Workshops.
When you are ready to become a member, you talk to the Membership Coordinator, and complete a New Member Covenant, which asks you to identify a monthly financial pledge, and your areas of interest in sharing your time and talents.
When these are complete, you can sign our Membership Book, which is usually done as part of a New Members Sunday service. During the service, we invite new members to stand, be introduced by name, and participate in a simple ceremony. Before the service, we take photographs of each new member, and we also ask you to write a paragraph introducing yourself to help the congregation, to help us get to know you..
After you become a member of A2U2, the journey continues. We hope our new members will become active participants in the life of our church community. Come to our Sunday services as regularly as you can, work on your own spiritual development, serve on a committee or on projects, attend some of our activities (issue forums, film nights, fund raising events, and more), and come to our meetings.
Contact our Membership Coordinator for more information.