Membership in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland is open to all persons without regard to race, color, gender identity, physical or mental challenge, sexual orientation, class, or national origin. All persons age 16 and older who sign the membership book affirm that they are in sympathy with the fellowship’s vision, mission, and covenant statements.
Who can become a member?
Anyone age 16 or older who indicates a desire to become a member. We ask all potential members to meet with the minister first, so that he may learn more about what brings you to UUFoM, explain the rights and responsibilities of membership, and hear how the congregation can best minister to you.
How do I become a member?
See our Path to Membership page.
What responsibilities do members have?
- Members are expected to follow the congregation’s bylaws and abide by its covenant statement. You can find these on the “members” section of the website or from the fellowship office.
- We ask that you engage in and support the fellowship’s activities and mission as you are able. This can take many forms – social justice work, ministry team work, participating in worship, classes, or other activities.
- Any member 16 years or older is asked to make an “annual financial contribution of record.” Whether it is $1 or $10,000, you must contribute some monetary donation to the fellowship every year with your name on it. If you feel you cannot do this, you may speak to the minister or Engagement Team leader to discuss your concerns. Persons who are unable to contribute financially but who formally indicate their wish to maintain membership in the fellowship will be Members Affirmed.
What rights do I gain as a member?
Members 16 years and older may vote in all meetings and elections and may serve on the board of directors, if so elected, or any ministry team or committee.
What about termination of membership?
Resignations of membership will be accepted upon the member’s written request.
Persons who fail to respond to an annual request for a financial commitment and/or a reaffirmation of membership by December 31 of each year will be considered to have resigned from membership, and will be notified in writing by the Minister.
A person who endangers the safety and wellbeing of the fellowship or any of its members may be removed from membership by vote of the board of directors, upon recommendation by the minister or the board of directors.