What it Means to be a Member
Membership is open to all individuals sixteen years and older regardless of race, creed, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation who are in harmony with the visions, goals and principles of Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
You are invited to become a member by participating in a Path to Membership orientation or by meeting with the Minister to review the benefits and responsibilities of membership. All new members sign the official Membership Record book witnessed by the Minister or a Membership Committee Chair.
Members are entitled to the services of the Minister and the use of the sanctuary for Rites of Passage (e.g., weddings, dedications, memorial services) at no cost. Members are eligible to serve in elected officer positions and serve as committee chairs. Members have the privilege of full voting rights. Membership is maintained by active participation in the Fellowship, by supporting the annual Stewardship Drive and/or contributing service toward the Fellowship.
What it Means to be a Friend
A Friend of Starr King UU Fellowship is an individual in harmony with the visions, goals and principles of our Fellowship who chooses not to sign the Membership Record Book. A Friend may participate in any and all Fellowship activities but does not receive Rites of Passage services without a fee, is not eligible to vote or serve as an elected officer or committee chair.
What it Means to be a Member of a UU Congregation?
Together we create change: in ourselves, in the world.
Seven days a week, Unitarian Universalists (UUs) live their faith by doing. Whether in community with others or as an individual, we know that active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace are what make a difference. Embracing peace, love, and understanding that goes beyond individual belief systems, we are creators of positive change in people and in the world.
The ways we do it:
Worship & inspiration – Sunday mornings and beyond.
Learning & growth – spiritual and educational programs for all ages.
Action & service – volunteering and work for justice.
Connection & care – caring outreach, mutual support, and small groups for adults, youth, families, and children.
Celebrations & rites of passage – weddings, memorials/funerals, baby blessings, coming-of-age, and child dedications.
All these things are here at Starr King UU Fellowship. They are here because a group of people put an ad in the paper more than 40 years ago. These things are here because people, year after year found value in being together, working together for justice, being together in grief and joy. It’s a place where we can speak of the things that catch in our throats.
And joining, actually signing the book, and getting involved means that we will be here for you and that you for us. The rewards of membership are many.
Your minister is here to provide pastoral care in times of transition, grief, and joy. We are here for you as fellow members. Read more about Pastoral Care.
Spiritual exploration is welcome here.
We encourage one another to express religious and spiritual interests and explorations of what holds meaning through:
Adult Religious Education
Religious Education is offered here.
We are here for your children as teachers and examples of how we might navigate this thing called life. We offer moral guidance and an invitation to understand our spiritual selves through:
Religious Education on Sundays
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Lifespan Sexuality Education, Neighboring Faiths, and Coming of Age
As a member, you have the right and privilege of voting on elected offices and the larger financial expenditures. As a member you are invited to feel ownership and help direct the future of our Fellowship by expressing both your talents and your opinion.