Become a Member

Why become a member?
Most of us find that our experience is richer for having made the commitment of membership.

As a congregational church, members vote in congregational meetings (held a couple of times each year) on issues such as the budget, the election of officers and board members, the calling of pastors, and other policies. In order to vote in a congregational meeting, you must be a member.

Additional benefits: No charge for pastor officiant service of baptism; wedding; funeral or memorial.

Do I have to join to be part of the church?
No. Many folks participate in the life of our faith community without becoming a member.

How do I get started?
The best way to get started is to come and be part of our journey—worship with us, learn with us. There is no pressure to become a member, although we would love for you to join us. If you find that you are interested in becoming a member of our church, you can e-mail Rev. Richard C. Grauman or call for more information.

What’s the process?
Inquirer’s Classes are offered to provide newcomers an opportunity to meet others in the congregation and to learn more about the history and ministry of our church. Contact Rev. Richard C. Grauman to find out when the next class will be offered. If you decide to become a member, you will be welcomed into the congregation during a Sunday worship service.

Do I have to believe certain things?
The United Church of Christ “claims as its own the faith of the historic Church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers. It affirms the responsibility of the Church in each generation to make this faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God.” (The Constitution of the United Church of Christ) We try to respect one another’s individual spiritual journeys. The worshipping community is central to the life of our church and members are encouraged to attend regularly.

What does it cost?
We find that our spiritual journeys are enriched and supported by regular church attendance and involvement. We believe it is important to support the church with our time, talent, and treasure. Members support the mission and ministry of the church to whatever degree they are able. We understand our giving to be an expression of our gratitude to God.