If you, like many others who come to the Fellowship, are new to Unitarian Universalism, there are many opportunities for becoming better acquainted with the community and its guiding principles. The first step is to come to a service. Many people choose to attend several services and classes before taking the step to becoming a member. We invite you to do what you are most comfortable with.
Becoming a Member
If you find you agree with our principles, namely the freedom of religious belief and a generous acceptance of the diversity of beliefs among us, you may wish to join our Fellowship.
Joining the Fellowship includes the following:
• Signing the Membership Book
• Being at least 16 years of age or completing the Fellowship’s “Coming of Age” program
• Making a pledge of financial support to the Fellowship, based on individual ability. Each member privately chooses the amount to pledge based on their ability to pay. The suggested guidelines can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
• We also hope that you get involved in a group or activity at the Fellowship. This helps you get to know others in the Fellowship and feel part of the community.
You are invited to become a member of the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and join others in this exciting and growing community. Here you will have a place where you can grow on your spiritual journey, where you can share both life’s happiest and saddest moments and where you can work together with others to bring peace and justice to the world.
October and March
This class, led by the Ministers and Congregational Life Coordinator, is especially helpful for newcomers to the Fellowship and new members, though anyone who hasn’t taken it before is encouraged to attend. We offer information about our history, governance, programs, and liberal faith. This class is a wonderful opportunity to engage with new people, learn about the Fellowship and get to know others in the Fellowship community. Sign up several weeks before each class in the Fellowship lobby.
Snapshots of UU History with Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg
If you’ve ever wondered how Unitarian Universalism came to be, then this is the class for you! During three evening sessions we will explore our Unitarian and Universalist roots and ancestors, with special attention paid to what we need to know to make sure Unitarian Universalism is relevant in today’s world. Everyone is welcome at this community-building class, from long-term members, those new to the Fellowship and anyone in-between. We offer a money-back guarantee (full disclosure: this class is free) that upon completion you’ll have bonded with great new people and learned the answer to that age-old theological question, Why does Unitarian Universalism have such a long, complicated name?
For more information about membership at the Fellowship, you are invited to speak with Marie Luna, Congregational Life Coordinator, at 920-731-0849 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Marie is also available to answer any questions you may have regarding the Fellowship, Unitarian Universalism or other aspect of this community.
Ready to join?
When you are ready to join, please contact Marie. She and Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg offer a monthly New Member Group Ritual that includes an opportunity to meet others in the Fellowship in addition to taking the important step of membership.