Membership

The Membership Ministry welcomes and invites visitors and friends to become part of the community of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wilmington (UUFW) by joining in membership.  As part of the mission of the Membership Ministry, we strive to create interest in UUFW in a caring and informative matter. 

Most people who are looking for a congregation usually have a certain need that might be either spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social or combinations of these.  It is the responsibility of the Membership Ministry to guide guests and prospective members or friends toward fulfilling that need.  So, we are always asking “what can we do for you”?  We answer this by,

>Making 1st time visitors feel welcomed and

>Helping newcomers decide to join UUFW.

Where to look for the Membership Ministry:

The Welcome Table, located to the left of the entrance of the sanctuary, is staffed by a Membership team member every Sunday before and after each service. First time visitors, as well as repeat visitors and friends will find the Welcome Table to be the center for obtaining information concerning the UUFW in particular, Unitarian Universalism in general, and a resource for questions and concerns.

Path to Membership classes are held twice yearly, typically in October and April.  The Membership team if responsible for holding these 3, 2 hour classes and will also be joined by leaders of UUFW including Rev. Cheryl. These classes are for visitors and non-members who are interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalist and the UUFW.

New Member Recognition service is held after the Path to Membership classes. Each new member is presented individually to the congregation for welcoming and is given some token of the UU faith, usually a book pertaining to Unitarian Universalism.

In addition to the above, the Membership Ministry schedules greeters for the Sunday morning services.   Anyone can volunteer for this opportunity just by signing the Greeter Schedule log and reviewing the Greeter Guideline. It is the perfect “job” to meet people and become integrated into UUFW even before becoming a member.

A tri-annual pictorial member Directory is distributed to all members of UUFW by the Membership Ministry.  It contains members’ pictures and demographic information as well as spouse, partner and/or children names. All information is with the approval of the member and discretions of the Membership Ministry and the minister.

It is the hope of the Membership Ministry that each and every new member feels welcomed and is eager to begin his/her membership at UUFW!

See you in church!!

Please contact either of these emails for additional information or questions regarding Membership Ministry activities:

membership@uufwilmington.org or

dianewhitt@bellsouth.net