First, we recommend that you attend several services to help you get a feel for the church. Interested visitors are encouraged to sign in as they arrive at church. This will allow us to begin to send you information and announcements about church activities. You have the option of indicating whether you would like a call from a current member or not. Our Service Greeter and Ushers will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Children can also participate in the appropriate Religious Education program for their age group on the day of your visit.
Following service, you can join us in Fellowship Hall for coffee and conversation. If you take a yellow mug we will know you are a visitor and be sure to welcome you. You will meet members of the church to learn more about our services and activities and have an opportunity to ask questions.
Our Journey to Membership class offers the opportunity for you to explore and share your own spiritual journey and beliefs. You will learn about Unitarianism in greater depth and hear more about the church and its history. You will also meet key church members including our minister, the Reverend Gary James. Finally, we will make your aware of the wide variety of membership opportunities for connection and growth, as well as membership responsibilities, both financial and volunteer. A Newcomer’s Covenant Group is also available to help you integrate into NSUC.
Overall, Journey to Membership will help you to determine whether our church is the right fit for you. The class is strongly recommended to all who would like to join the NSUC community. Journey to Membership classes are offered three to four times a year and consist of one two hour session. At the end of the class, you will have the opportunity to sign the membership book should you choose to do so.
We ask all members to participate in the life of the church by contributing their time, talent and by providing financial support commensurate with their individual economic situation. Membership carries the commitment to support the church in ways that are appropriate to you. Members are eligible to vote on issues at congregational meetings.
More information about membership can be found here.
If you are unable to attend the class, special arrangements to sign the membership book can be made with the Membership Coordinator at 847-235-1958 or