Become a Member
When you are ready, we encourage you to become a member of UUCPA. We ask our members to be active, attending programs of interest, to volunteer, sharing your talents and gifts, and to contribute financial support.
Benefits of membership
Membership gives you leverage: the more members we have, the more influence we can have as a liberal religious body in our own community and in the world. Membership allows you to shape the future of the congregation through your vote, and if you wish, through leadership positions such as Worship Associate or Trustee. And most important, you have a deeper sense of belonging to the community that strengthens your own being and values.
- Attend a Discovering UUCPA class or Tea with Amy (optional). We will answer your questions about what it means to be a member, and we will find out more about you and your spiritual journey, too.
- Meet with one or both of our ministers to introduce yourself and to clarify any concerns.
- Contact the Membership & Growth Committee, Membership Engagement Coordinator, or Church Office to have your questions answered or to have someone call you.
- Complete the Volunteer/Talent Survey (optional). It will help you find the volunteer task or position that fits you most comfortably.
How to Join
Fill out a Declaration of Membership form online;
Pick up a membership packet and complete the Declaration of Membership form. You can pick these up and drop them off in the office or at the Welcome Table on Sunday;
At the next board meeting, the Board will affirm your request and you will become a member of UUCPA.
You are also encouraged to complete a Pledge at this time, making a financial commitment to the church. Learn more at:
We formally welcome new members two or three times a year during Sunday Worship Service. John Wright, our Membership Engagement Coordinator, will contact you about the next service.
Your financial contribution
The programs of UUCPA are funded entirely by ourselves. Members and friends of UUCPA make an annual financial pledge to UUCPA, paid all at once or throughout the year. We encourage ourselves to pledge 3-5% of our income. The congregation appreciates your gift of any amount. Other gifts and bequests are also welcomed. The members of the Finance Committee will be happy to talk to you about how to contribute to the financial support that sustains everything we love at UUCPA.