The Joys of Membership

Members share fully in the life of the community of the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough, shaping its mission and determining its course. Members join together to welcome, nurture, inspire, and challenge one another, and to take action in the world.

The Responsibilities of Membership

Members of the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough are expected to embody the seven Unitarian Universalist principles, and are encouraged to be active participants in our community.

This can include attending worship services, activities, and events and nurturing the prosperity of the community by sharing time, talents, and financial resources as available.

There are no specific spiritual or religious beliefs that you must profess to become a member. Membership indicates that you are in sympathy with our purpose and are willing to share in a covenant with other members to affirm the Unitarian Universalist Purposes and Principles.

The Specifics of Membership

Members have the privilege of holding leadership positions in the Fellowship.

All members who have signed the membership book and are active in the congregation have a right to vote in congregational meetings, during which we set the course for the congregation’s future by making decisions about leadership, property, by-laws, budget, etc.

Those who have been members for one full year can serve on the Board of Directors.

Members call on the minister for rites of passage such as weddings, memorial services, and child dedications without fee.

We offer two ways to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough:

Getting To Know UU

Every third Sunday, the Membership Committee provides an opportunity for searchers and explorers to ask questions and learn more about our faith community. You’re invited to join us in the library (aka nursery, aka Jerusalem Room) after the service (about 11:30am.)

The New UU

We offer a “New UU” two-session course, approximately twice a year, to those who are interested in learning more about this faith. This course is strongly suggested for those who want to become members of this congregation. Please speak to UFP Board Chair, Ben Wolfe if you’re interested in taking this class so we can include you in future communications about it.