Become a Member

 

The following policy outlines the requirements, expectations and benefits that differentiate member status and friend status:

 

Prospective Membership

  • Consultation with the minister to discuss membership commitments and expectations.

  • Participate in the GMUUC 101 Pathway to Membership experience available in person or virtually.  Participation in this experience is highly encouraged.  

 

Membership Requirements

 

  • A statement, signed once by the member, agreeing to support the principles and purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association, including its policy that we welcome into membership all persons without regard to race, color, sex, affection or sexual orientation, marital status, gender identification, age, abilities, or national origin.

  • Each member is expected to be at least 16 years of age and financially support the Church’s operation commensurate with their capability or commitment.

 

Membership Commitments and Expectations

  • Be an active part of our church community and congregation, offering time, talent and treasure.

  • Contribute financial support to the operating budget annually. 

  • In an effort to “stay connected,” participate in our periodic check-in by phone.

 

Membership Benefits

 

  • Voting Rights (Counted voice in congregational meetings)

  • Eligibility to serve on the Board of Trustees

  • Eligibility to serve on Committees

  • Eligibility to serve as a committee chairperson

  • Extra Ministerial Services free of charge

    • Wedding 

    • Memorial Service

    • Baby Dedication/naming ceremony

    • Spiritual Counseling

  • Access to members only files on GMUUC.org

  • Access to all recordings and services on GMUUC.org

  • Inclusion on GMUUC e-list to receive announcements and newsletters.

  • Use of the church building for personal activities (as per Board Policy

  • Opportunity for inclusion in the membership directory 

  • Inclusion on GMUUC Sharing Space on FaceBook

  • Free GMUUC Name Tag

  • Free Subscription to UU World Magazine

 

Friends’ Expectations:

 

  • Participation with our congregation and community by offering time, talent and/or treasure. For online friends participation can be as simple as showing up and saying hi!

  • In an effort to “stay connected” participate in our periodic check-in by phone.

 

Friends’ Benefits:

 

  • Opportunity for inclusion in the membership directory

  • Eligibility to serve on committees

  • Be included on GMUUC e-list to receive announcements and newsletters.

  • Discounted fees for extra ministerial services

    • Wedding

    • Memorial Service

    • Baby Dedication/naming ceremony

  • Inclusion on GMUUC sharing space on FaceBook

  • GMUUC Name Tag for current market price plus handling