We are a place of gathering for people who wish to deepen and widen our UU faith and live its principles. Through body, mind, soul and heart, from cradle to sage, we nourish our spiritual and religious aspirations with each other and with those in our community.
We seek to be a culture of learning, a place where people continually expand their capacity to create the life they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking and being are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually together.
Path to Membership
Are you new to our congregation?
Have you just discovered our congregation or are you a Unitarian-Universalist from elsewhere?
Would you like to know more?
We know it can be daunting to get to know people when everyone seems to already know everyone. And we know it can be hard to get to know us in the coffee hour. So, if you would like to get to know us better, we hope the steps below will help.
STEP ONE: Drop by the Visitors’ Table near the front of the Sanctuary. Ask questions. Fill out a Visitor Welcome form on which you can indicate if you would like to receive the monthly newsletter, weekly electronic mini-newsletter, be connected to your Neighbourhood Group, or have your own name tag.
STEP TWO: Church Orientation. A gathering for all newcomers, whether you have just walked through the door or been coming for several months and want to know more about us, whether you eventually become a member, or choose to be a friend of the congregation. The Orientation provides basic information about our congregation and ways to make connections. We share a light lunch, and childminding will be provided on request. To sign up, or if you have questions,please email Reverend Shana Lynngood or phone 250-891-6330.
STEP THREE: Considering Membership session. This will help you determine whether you would like to officially become a member. Whether you join right away, not yet, or not at all, the session will be informative and enjoyable, as we will be talking about things that matter in a small group setting with warm and interesting people. Lunch will be available and childminding will be provided on request. To sign up, or if you have questions, please email Reverend Shana Lynngood or phone 250-891-6330.
STEP FOUR: Application for Membership. Fill out the application found in the membership packet. Submit the application and a financial pledge or contribution to the office. After the Board approves your application, you become a member. Voting privileges commence 60 days after Board approval and you will be recognized at the next New Member Ceremony.
Another event: Periodically Rev. Shana offers a two-part event called Introduction to Unitarian Universalism which is designed to give more in-depth information about UUism. Whether you are not yet a member, a new member or have been a member for a long time, if you wish to know more about our denomination, this is for you. Please email Reverend Shana Lynngood or phone 250-891-6330 for more information.
We are so glad you have found us and we are looking forward to getting to know you.
There are a number of small groups that meet on a regular basis: Spirituality Group, Chalice Circles, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, The Learning Circle, the Atheists, Humanists and Agnostics (AHA) group and the Book Club, among others.
Participation in one of these groups will provide you with a place to meet others for friendship and to expand your intellectual and spiritual journey. These small groups are open both to members and to those comfortable with the Unitarian-Universalism.
Small groups are based on the premise that no one comes to a religious community only to join a committee or participate in corporate worship.
Meeting with intention, and with a shared agreement for being together, leads to a more nourishing way of individual and community being and acting.
The U-U way involves laughter, caring, a search for understanding and meaning through one’s own and others’ experiences, as well as from the wisdom in both sacred and secular writings.
These small groups usually meet monthly in participants’ homes or at the church.
Email to propose a class, workshop, or other activity for the Spiritual Education and Learning for Adults program.
The Church has an automated external defibrillator (AED) located in the foyer just outside the double doors to the Sanctuary. Here is a 4-minute training video on using the defibrillator.