Become a Member
Membership is open to an individual who:
- Is in fundamental sympathy with the free and responsible search for meaning and interconnectedness, without dogma or creed, and
- Is willing to acknowledge a commitment to sharing one’s resources, talents and time to the support of the life of this spiritual community.
Becoming a member of GBAUUF is accomplished in only a few steps:
- Let a Board member know you want to become an official member
- Sign the membership book
- Complete a financial pledge form
- Complete a time and talent pledge form
While the act of signing is simple, it should be a well-considered decision. To help one make this decision, GBAUUF periodically offers a pair of “Newcomers’ Sessions” (New to UU). These are no-pressure classes designed to give you the information you need and to allow us to get to know you a little better. Each session will cover unique topics. Through a lively discussion format we cover:
- Unitarian Universalist Beliefs
- Brief History of Unitarian Universalism
- History of GBAUUF
- Ways to Become Involved
If you’ve attended our Sunday services and would like to learn more about us, we invite you to participate in some of our numerous activities. If you have further questions about the membership process, please contact our Administrator or a member of our Board.
Becoming a member of our Fellowship means you have made a commitment to participate in the life of our faith community, and your contributions of time, talent and treasure are needed for the growth and maintenance of our fellowship.
GBAUUF recognizes four categories of affiliation:
- Active Voting Member
A Member may vote at the annual meeting or other membership meetings if he or she has made a financial contribution of record for the current fiscal year, (unless that requirement has been waived by the board), and has signed the Membership Book at least six weeks prior to the annual meeting.
- Friend of the Fellowship
A person who does not otherwise meet the requirements of an Active Voting Member. Such a person may attend, but may not vote, at the annual meeting.
- Inactive Member
A Member who has not made a financial contribution of record for the last two fiscal years. A Member may also become Inactive upon written notice to the Secretary of the Fellowship.
- Lifetime Member.
A Member who has become inactive due to geographic or health considerations may, upon nomination by the Board of Trustees, become a Lifetime Member, without the duties, rights, or responsibilities of Active Voting Members.
Active members receive the quarterly magazine UU World from the Unitarian Universalist Association, as well as being able to vote on GBAUUF matters. Being a member shows your commitment to our UU community and to the seven principles of our faith.