Greetings and Welcome
Greetings and welcome to our open and inclusive community of faith. This is an intentionally diverse community held together through shared values and a commitment to transform ourselves, our community, and the world around us. This is a congregation with a strong history of direct action in pursuit of peace and justice for all.
Here you will find people who strive for spiritual growth in a variety of ways, drawing from many sources in search of religious truths. To be a Unitarian Universalist, one is not required to give assent to a particular creed, only to engage in a free and disciplined search for truth and meaning.
We do our searching in community with each other. We are imperfect beings who need each other as we strive together toward our ideal of a just and peaceable kingdom here on Earth.
I extend a warm invitation to you to experience first hand a religious way of life that will challenge you to grow into the best of who you are. If you are seeking a community of faith that is open to new insights, values the use of both reason and intuition in discerning ultimate truths, and is reverent of the interdependent web of existence, you just may find a home among us.
Rev. Diane Dowgiert
The Path to Membership
Membership in a Unitarian Universalist congregation is a freely made choice to become part of a covenanted body of people. Unlike other religious faiths, no conversion is required. A non-creedal faith such as ours places a great deal of responsibility for matters of belief on the individual. Each one must work out for oneself a personal theology, a way of believing that is genuine, authentic, and has integrity.
The choice to become a member is one made with due consideration after becoming acquainted with the congregation and with Unitarian Universalist ideals and values. Signing the membership book and completing a pledge form signify the commitments of membership.
Ways to become acquainted with our congregation:
Newcomer Welcoming: Members of the UUCT Hospitality Team are available every Sunday to greet newcomers at the door and to meet with newcomers after the service.I nside Goddard Hall (our fellowship hall) you will find a Welcome Center staffed with friendly and knowledgeable people to answer any questions you may have. Lunches are free for first time visitors!
Newcomer Orientations: These orientations are mandatory for anyone who wishes to join the church, even if you have attended another UU Church other than this one before. Free lunch and childcare are provided.
New UU Classes: The New UU program is written by Jonalu Johnston, and is part of the Tapestry of Faith Adult Programming provided by the UUA:
"The ... UU program provides important tools to help congregations welcome, orient, and integrate newcomers into their faith communities... It provides opportunities for members of your congregation to share with newcomers what it means to them to be a Unitarian Universalist... It provides an explicit invitation to become a member."
For the schedule of when these activities are offered see the Newcomers Activities page.