Become a Member
To join this Unitarian Universalist congregation is to become part of a living community. That means getting involved in its activities, identifying with it, and volunteering time to support it. Official membership is not required for participation in most activities, but there may come a time when you hear a voice inside saying, “This is my religious home. I want to support it.” If so, it may be time to think about making the commitment of membership.
Why become a member?
Membership is a relationship of mutual accountability between an individual and the congregation.
- Making a commitment to the congregation deepens a sense of belonging and identity.
- Offering one’s skills and gifts in service to the community is transformative.
- Receiving needed care and support (and offering support to others) is healing.
Membership at Chalice means making a commitment to the future of the congregation.
- Members are eligible to serve in leadership positions.
- Members vote on congregational business at Chalice’s annual meeting.
- Members make an annual financial pledge to support the work of the congregation.
How do I become a member?
1. Contact Paula Gonzales, our Office Administrator, or check “send me info about membership” on your connection card
2. Read about membership at Chalice:
- Membership Expectations
- Living Our Covenant Policy
- How to Ask for Pastoral Care
- Understanding Pledging
3. Fill out paperwork:
- Submit your financial pledge
- Submit your information for the directory
- Email a photo to Chalice
- Request a login for the church wiki by emailing Chalice
4. Meet with Rev. Sharon to discuss membership.This one-hour meeting is a time for sharing about your religious identity and how you would like to be involved at Chalice. She will help you:
- Sign the Membership card (Stating that you are “in agreement with the bylaws and purpose of the Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation and in general agreement with the principles and purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association.”
- Schedule your attendance at the next New Member Ceremony
5. Sign the Membership Book during the New Member ceremony (held quarterly during Sunday morning worship)