Starting Point

Are you new to UUCP? Do you have questions about UUCP and Unitarian Universalism? Starting Point is an informal tour especially for you! Meet a Membership and Welcoming Ministries representative by the Starting Point sign in the front lobby any second Sunday of the month. You don’t have to sign up. Just show up!

In thirty minutes, we will answer questions and take you on a brief tour of our campus. We will also give you some tips on the best ways to start making connections at UUCP.

All newcomers are invited to enjoy a Starting Point conversation and tour. If you are thinking about becoming a member of our congregation, we strongly encourage you to attend Starting Point prior to enrollment in a Pathway to Membership program.

Starting Point Times (Second Sunday of every month, after first service):
10:40 AM October through April
11:40 AM May through September

Pathway to Membership

Membership at UUCP is a significant decision. None of what we do – our programs, worship, classes, fellowship – would be possible without the support and leadership of members. Members are the foundation and health of our community and mission. And it is our hope that by joining the congregation members experience an even greater connection to the community, a deeper engagement with their own growth and greater opportunities for leadership and service within and beyond UUCP.

What does it mean to be a Member?

There are 6 Pillars to membership at UUCP.

  1. Active participation and engagement at UUCP
  2. Generous financial giving to help UUCP thrive
  3. Generous giving of time and service to help UUCP innovate
  4. A Commitment to your own spiritual growth
  5. A Commitment to the larger UU community
  6. A Recognition of how you are called to service beyond the Congregation

 

What if I am considering membership?

Before becoming a member, we encourage everyone to:

 

Pathway to Membership Dates:

Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursdays, October 19 & 26, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursdays, April 5 & 12, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

To register for one of the Pathway to Membership programs, contact JanineGelsinger@PhoenixUU.org or sign up at the Welcome Table in the front lobby on any Sunday morning. Save the date, and you will get an email a week before the PTM series begins to confirm your plans to attend. There is no fee to participate in the Pathway to Membership program.

How do I become a Member?

Our Pathway to Membership program is a 2-part class that invites you to meet with other people considering membership, hear more from ministers and leaders about what it means to be a member, ask questions, learn about the history of Unitarian Universalism and UUCP and ends with an invitation to join by signing the membership book and pledging your support. There is no pressure to join. We recognize membership is a commitment, and we hope people will take their time before joining.

There is an optional third session for PTM, a “class reunion” of sorts. A few months after the class, all participants will receive a special invitation to meet together to reconnect with fellow Pathway participants. This is a fun, casual time for new members to get to know each other, outside the structure of class, and to deepen the relationships made during their Pathway class. It is also an opportunity to talk about the ways in which new members have connected with the congregation, and an opportunity to discuss needs for further connection.

If you are interested in the Pathway to Membership class, please click here.