Becoming a Member of CUU
What are the advantages of being a member at CUU?
The biggest advantage is a sense of ownership in the congregation. As a member, you are eligible to vote, which gives you a voice in shaping the decisions made by the congregation. Our members feel a stronger commitment to CUU, knowing that they are part of a spiritual community that is active in making a difference in the lives of others. Members also get a copy of the UU World which has interesting articles and connects us to the larger UU fellowship.
What is required of members?
Membership does require commitment and carries responsibilities which are important to understand. The Congregational Life Committee has a document called “Responsibilities of Membership” and anyone considering membership must review this document with a Board member or Congregational Life Committee member before making their final decision. Meeting with the Minister and/or attending one of the periodic orientation classes is highly recommended. The best member is the informed member.
How do you become a member?
Sign the membership book witnessed by the CUU President or designee. This can be done before, during, or after a service. On some occasions the Minister and new member together choose a different time for signing. If you are interested in membership, contact the Congregational Life Trustee, our Minister, or the Welcome Table greeter.