Path to Membership

The path to membership is a different journey for each of us. We encourage you to take time to get to know us by attending services regularly and by participating in any of our activities, events, and classes here at the Fellowship. They are open to all who are searching for a spiritual home.

Several times a year we offer two classes for those considering membership.

The first is “Getting to Know Unitarian Universalism.” This class is an overview of our Unitarian Universalist roots and history, taught by our minister, Rev. Gretchen. We are a long-lived faith founded on radical ideas, including rejection of the Christian trinity (hence: Unitarian) and belief in universal salvation (Universalism). Come and learn more about how our liberal faith has grown and evolved.

The second class is “Getting to Know UUFRC” (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City). The objective of this class is to help you get to know us in depth. We discuss our own Fellowship history, how and why to get involved, our structure, communication, and the meaning, benefits, and responsibilities of membership.

Both classes are two hours long, and are held on Sundays, following the service, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. A light lunch is available, as is childcare if needed.

You may check here for class dates or you may contact our Connections Coordinator, Cindy Johnson.

Becoming a Member: You are welcome to sign our Membership Book at any time after taking these two classes and having a conversation with Rev. Gretchen.

Several times a year, we hold an Ingathering Ceremony during a Sunday service to introduce and celebrate our new members. It’s a very special occasion and includes candle lighting, a spoken covenant with the congregation, photos and a celebratory cake for everyone following the service.