Become a Member
Once you’ve gotten to know us, we think you’ll want to become a member. Members forge a deeper bond with our community of progressive-minded people seeking a liberal religion. With membership, this church becomes a true spiritual home.
You’re welcome to attend one of our Visitor Question & Answer sessions, usually on the 3rd Sunday of each month, following the service. Please get a cup of coffee if you wish, and then join us in the Pickett room, whose door is across the narthex from the sanctuary door.
We schedule New Member Classes (also known as UU 101) three times a year: September, January, and May. We post sign-up sheets the month before the classes and send emails to those who have expressed an interest. The classes are held after church on two Sunday’s in a row, and last about 2 hours. They cover a variety of topics such as:
- What is Unitarian Universalism?
- Our Church History
- Committee Involvement
- Words from our Minister
- Words from our Director of Religion of Religious Education (DRE)
- Words from our Stewardship Chair
- Words from our Small Group Ministry Chair
After the second class, if you choose, you may elect to “sign the book” to become a member the following Sunday. Signing the book is how you join the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham. (If you prefer, may decide to remain a “Friend” of the church.)
We’ll have a celebration dinner the Friday night before the book signing. The Sunday you join, there’s a simple ceremony in which you come to the front of the sanctuary as your name is called and sign the Membership Book, indicating that you agree to sharing the privileges, responsibilities and joys of membership. The minister and the congregation then say a few words to welcome you.
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