Becoming a Member
St. John’s is a warm, vibrant community offering a place to learn, grow, and develop spiritually. We offer classes in a wide variety of topics, discussion forums before Sunday service, and opportunities to engage in social justice activities. There are also a variety of social groups where you can get to know members and friends of St. John’s. (Be sure to sign up for the weekly eNews mailing so you can be informed about all events. You can sign up at the Welcome Table in our lobby or on the website.)
After you have attended services and some activities for a few months you may want to become a member. Before taking the final step you should attend an orientation session – “UU and You” or “Reception for Curious People.” You’ll find out about what a UU church, St. John’s in particular, can offer you as well as what we expect of our members. Meeting with the minister is an alternative to an orientation session.
The final steps involve signing a pledge of membership and signing the membership book. The minister or the membership coordinator will assist you with this and will give you a New Member Packet that contains pledging information as well as other pertinent advice to help you integrate into our community.
Our expectation is that you will contribute time, talent, and resources to St. John’s according to your own abilities. Some examples are helping with coffee hour, watering the gardens during the summer, volunteering for committees, singing in the choir. We’ll ask for a financial pledge to support St. John’s programs, building, and staff.
When you have questions about membership, contact the minister Rev. Mitra Jafarzadeh, or Nancy Henry, the membership coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.