Becoming A Member

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Membership is a spiritual act. It’s important to take time to discern your participation level at UCS. To help in the discernment, we encourage you to first participate in these steps:

These steps invite you to deepen your connection to the community. We know from experience that we grow spiritually when we connect relationally. Your involvement in circles, like Explore & Connect and Spirit in Practice, do just that. Suddenly UCS feels like home.

That’s when it’s time to consider membership. For some, it takes several months. For others, several years. We encourage you to go at your own pace.

Becoming a Member

We welcome all who wish to join our congregation. As a non-creedal spiritual community, members are not required to profess certain beliefs. Membership means that we take shared responsibility in creating a radically inclusive community that feeds the human spirit and heals the world. Becoming a member means that you help create and offer that community to others.

We ask people considering membership to participate in Belong & Grow, a small group held quarterly in either a four-week series or a one-day Saturday retreat. Register by signing up at the Welcome Desk or emailing

  • August 2015: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9 pm OR Saturday, August 8th
  • November 2015: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9 pm OR Saturday, November 14th
  • March 2016: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9 pm OR Saturday, March 5th
  • May 2016: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9 pm OR Saturday, May 14th
New Members Being Welcomed by Ministers Vanessa Rush Southern and Nicole Kirk

New Members Being Welcomed by Ministers Vanessa Rush Southern and Nicole Kirk

New Member Ceremony

We invite new members to be recognized at our annual Ceremony during a Sunday service. (It’s ok, you don’t have to speak.) You become a voting member of the congregation by signing the Membership Book and making a financial pledge on record.