membershipsigningSigning our historic membership bookThe Stepping Stones to Membership

Better understand our faith and congregation by attending the “Introduction to Ouur Faith” class.

Before becoming a member, it is important to know the basic principles of Unitarian Universalism, a bit about the history of our non-creedal faith and the common concerns and workings of this congregation. You can view and register for upcoming Intro classes here.

Consider carefully your commitment to the congregation and the UU faith.

After learning more about our faith and congregation, we ask that you examine your values and determine whether you can commit yourself to the work of this congregation.

Attend worship services and participate in congregational activities.

We gather together as a community and connect with one another by sharing the common experience offered by Sunday services. An important aspect of membership is active participation in the larger congregation. You will find it easier to meet people and feel part of the congregation if you also join in small groups within the congregation. There are many diverse activities in social justice, children’s religious education, land use for our property, to name just a few. We can assist you in finding a smaller group that suits your needs and skills if you complete an Interest/Talent Survey and submit it to our Welcome Ministry Coordinator. Please browse through the many UUAA activities described on this web site and find ways to dive in and get involved.

Make a financial pledge to the congregation.

All active members are required to make a financial pledge to the congregation according to their means. Our primary source of support comes from our members who make financial gifts to the congregation. By pledging, you are demonstrating your commitment to the programs and activities of your congregation. This allows us to budget for the coming year. When submitting your membership enrollment form, you will be asked to complete a pledge form.

Complete a Membership Enrollment Form and submit it to our Welcome Ministry Coordinator.

Once you have submitted your enrollment form, our Welcome Ministry Coordinator will speak with you about taking the final step of signing our Membership Book in the presence of a minister or member of the Board of Trustees.

Sign our historic membership book.

We hope that you will take pride in adding your signature to our beautiful membership book that holds the names of members of this congregation back to 1867. Original signatures in the book date back to 1912.

Our congregation holds welcoming ceremonies for new members during our Sunday services several times each year. You will be invited to take part in a welcoming ceremony so that members of the congregation may meet you and officially welcome you to the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor.