Joining Our Church

We welcome your interest in joining UUCE.  The steps are:

1 – Understand our church – developing an understanding of Unitarian Universalism

2 – Contribution – making a contribution of any amount confirms your commitment to the church

3 – Signing the Membership Book – you enter into belonging with the free church tradition of ‘signing the book’, an historic record of all members of the church.

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When you join UUCE, you strengthen yourself and our Unitarian Universalist presence in the world.  It is a commitment to a radically free religion.  It’s to stand up for free thought and tolerance.

We believe these steps can lead to a lifetime of inquiry, depth and reverence, and the support of welcoming community.

Membership is…

  • Worshipping together
  • Building friendships
  • Working on justice projects
  • Offering service to the church
  • Pledging
  • Connecting to the larger UU movement

To become a member is to belong to a faith community. We invite you to join so that together we can examine the meaning of our lives and beliefs, and discern where we are called to help.

As members we agree to be guided by Unitarian Universalist values.
We covenant together as caretakers of this church. It takes the whole of us to make the holy.

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The Journey

Think of membership as an ongoing journey to deeper community and deeper faith… a journey along a path.

If you are new, we encourage you to worship with us and to explore various church activities, classes and events that appeal to you.

Visitors and newcomers as well as long-term congregants are invited into deepening relationships — to their own inner prompting, to the church and to service, through membership. To help you learn a bit more about our community of faith, to meet our minister, and to have your questions addressed, we offer the following as part of our Membership Program.

Newcomer Meet and Greet

Every third Sunday following the Sunday service we invite you to join in Rev. Morris’ office. Bring your questions and a beverage from the social hall. We can’t wait to meet you!

New to UU

In these seminars you’ll learn some of the highlights of the Unitarian Universalist history, philosophy and principles.  There will be times for asking and answering questions, and for sharing with other newcomers your spiritual journey, religious ideas and values.  We’ll talk about UUCE’s history, mission, and programs. This series is offered several times through out the year.

Tour our Building

The transformation of the Old Scottish Rite Temple into our current home was a true labor of love and included more than 28,000 hrs of volunteer work. Take a guided tour of the building and hear the stories form those who helped build it!  Tours are offered regularly.

Ready to Join

If you are ready to join, we ask you to sign our membership book and to make a financial pledge.  Opportunities to sign the book are available at the end of our New to UU classes and on the 4th Sunday of each month, 9:00AM  in Rev. Morris’ office.

Pledging

Members are asked to pledge generously within their means. What does that statement mean? As a member of UUCE, you are asked to look within your heart and determine for yourself the financial commitment that calls you to generosity. In making this decision, we invite you to reflect upon the church’s role in your life, the church’s needs, and your own financial situation. It’s up to you to determine a pledge amount that is generous for you to make. This amount will be different for everyone, as we are all at different points on the financial spectrum. But the encouragement to give generously applies equally to everyone.

New Member Sunday

We look forward to greeting you!

On New Member Sundays, we invite our newest members to take part in a brief ceremony, introducing you and welcoming you into the congregation of Unitarian Universalists in Eugene.

More Questions about Membership?

Please contact Membership Chair Erin Troberg, erin@troberg.net, 541-344-8259

or Rev. Sydney minister@uueugene.org