DUUF Invitation to Membership
Welcome to DUUF and congratulations on taking the next step toward membership!
Our By-laws state that “...Voting Membership is open to any person aged eighteen (18) or older who is in sympathy with the church’s purposes, principles, and programs by
(a) signing the membership book in the presence of the Minister or a member of the Board of Directors and
(b) pledging to commit time, talent, and financial resources to the church and
(c) making a contribution of record as defined by board policy.”
In addition, youth aged sixteen through seventeen or those who have completed the Coming of Age Religious Education Program may become Associate Members by completing the same process.
Though all three are required, the board has waived signing the membership book for the duration of the pandemic, allowing new members to postpone the signing of the actual book until it is safe to do so. Your virtual signature on this form and a pledge card followed by a contribution of record will be accepted until we are allowed back into our church building. ("Of record" means that the donation--by check or online during the pandemic--is accompanied by your name and a statement that it's meant to be applied to your pledge, not, say, a Second Offering or other donation.)
Members of DUUF are entitled to run for positions on the Board of Trustees and serve in Committee leadership as well as having the right to vote in congregational meetings. They also can participate in rites of passage (weddings, memorial services, baby dedications, coming of age, etc.) at no additional charge. DUUF members are automatically members of the larger Unitarian Universalist Association and receive a free subscription to the UU World. Members have opportunities to serve as delegates to the UUA General Assembly and are invited to participate in other local, regional, and national gatherings and programs. Voting members are the backbone of our fellowship and ensure our ongoing strength as a congregation today and into the future.
Please complete this form to indicate your interest in taking this step. Information about pledging is included, and a member of the DUUF leadership team will contact you to answer your questions and help you complete that step once your application is received.