People’s Church Constitution defines a member as anyone at least 16 years old who has signed our Bond of Union, a document that goes far back in our history, stating for instance, that we ‘hope to help each other in all good things’. You can get a copy of this from the Sunday desk volunteer; or from our Church Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Attending an orientation to obtain more information about the church and Unitarian-Universalism prior to taking this step is recommended. These meetings, usually with the minister, the Religious Education Director and representatives of key committees including Stewardship, are generally offered three times per year: fall, winter and spring. We also hold “Recognition Sundays” each of these seasons where new members are formally welcomed and introduced to the congregation.
There are only a few activities in the church which require membership (e.g., Board of Trustees and a couple of committees), so feel free to explore the church as long as it may take for you to decide to take this step. People do find that once they make the commitment, they are more likely to gain a sense of ownership and belonging in this democratic project.
If/when, you may decide to ‘sign up’, approach any member of the Membership/Connections Committee (green nametags), or the Church Administrator.