Many of us at the UU Fellowship of Klamath County do not think of ourselves as “joiners,” and, for the most part, individuals can participate in the life of the Fellowship without being members (Friends are important, too!). But membership adds value and meaning, both for the individual and the congregation. Becoming a member is a big decision and should not be taken lightly!
What is a Unitarian Universalist?
We embrace the Unitarian Universalist seven principles:
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.
How do I become a Member of the UU Fellowship of Klamath County?
According to our bylaws, any person may become a member of this Fellowship who is in sympathy with its purpose and program, and who:
- is 18 years of age or older
- signs the Membership Book
- contributes financially or in-kind to the Fellowship Pledge information
At least once during the year there is a recognition ceremony for new members who have signed the Membership Book since the last such ceremony or who have not been presented to the congregation since signing the Membership Book. Those wishing to become members can also sign the Book at this ceremony.
More questions: contact Anya firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, attend the upcoming Inquirer’s Series!
The Inquirer’s Series is designed to help newcomers explore Unitarian Universalism and the path to membership in a non-committal, casual discussion group.