The Path to Membership

Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Salisbury. We hope you will find a spiritual home here with us at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Salisbury (UUFS). Since Unitarian Universalism is not a religion based on a creed or a prescribed set of beliefs, how do you decide if this is the place for you?  Try any or all of these:

Attend several Sunday Services

Our services vary greatly, reflecting our many interests and spiritual realities. Our consulting Minister, John Wright, leads our worship services once or twice a month (usually 2nd and 5th Sundays plus holidays). Other Sundays, our services are Lay Led or we have speakers from other religious traditions or community service organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Planned Parenthood, or P.A.L.S. (Peace Alliance of the Lower Shore).

Read about us

Free pamphlets are available on our Visitor’s Table to take home.

Borrow a book from our library:

The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide by William Sinkford

A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by John Buehrens and Forrest Church

Being Liberal in an Illiberal Age: Why I Am a Unitarian Universalist by Jack Mendelsohn

Check us out on the internet:

100 Questions that Non Members ask about Unitarian Universalism  by John Sias

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has a great website for newcomers

UU Planet TV for a large variety of videos about UU and UU topics.

Get Involved!

Volunteer for one of our many Social Action Projects–soup kitchen, Adopt a Highway, Habitat for Humanity house–or see what else is available on our Groups and Activities  page.

Ask Questions

We are a Faith about Questions. Explore yours with our Minister, John Wright, the Membership and Caring Committee, or your fellow travelers on the journey.

Just for fun, take the Belief-O-Matic test  at Beliefnet.com. While it is only for entertainment purposes, the 20 questions on the test are great questions to consider.

Come to an Introductory Class:
Path to Membership Class-For New and Prospective Members of UUFS
Find out more about Unitarian Universalism and about how things work at UUFS. This two-part class will include a “Getting to Know You” session, exploring your personal religious/spiritual search for meaning, learning the history of UU, and finally, how to get involved and become integrated into our wonderful congregation. These classes will be held twice this year: November and March. This class is required for new members and it a great way to meet other “seekers”.

 

Why should I become a member?

By joining you become a stakeholder and help determine the future of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Salisbury. You become part of the decision making process with your voice, vote, and your service. Only members can vote or serve on the Board of Trustees.

How do I become a member?

To become a member of this Fellowship, we ask that you attend the class The New UU–For New and Prospective Members of UUFS and “Sign the Book” in the presence of the Minister, a member of the Membership & Caring Committee, or a member of the Board.

Membership means making a commitment to participate regularly, offer service to the community, and make an annual financial pledge. We call this “showing U care with your time, talent, and treasure.”

Membership means seeking your own spiritual truth and offering support and encouragement to others as they seek their truth.

Membership means opening yourself to opportunities for growth, both spiritual and intellectual.

Membership means seeking to understand and celebrate diversity.

Membership means speaking your truth with love and respect and listening with an open heart and mind.

If this all sounds good to you, please considerate making UUFS your spiritual home as a member.

For more information, contact Kit Wright (miskit@sbcglobal.net), or speak to a member of the Membership & Caring Committee.