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We're always pleased when new members join our congregation...
... and we welcome them with great rejoicing!
No matter your spiritual path, whether from Judeo-Christian roots...
... or from another of our world's traditions, we offer you a safe and supportive home.
Will you join us?

Path to Membership

The path to membership begins with getting to know the congregation through participation in worship services and other activities, to decide whether this is the right spiritual community for you. After attending for a while, we encourage you to take the next action into membership. When you join this congregation as a member, you are proclaiming the importance of community in your own unique religious journey. We all need connection in order to survive and grow. This is true in times of celebration, and it is true in times of hardship or loss. This community thrives on mutuality. Here you will be cared for and you will be called upon to care for others. Here, the members and friends of this congregation will grow and be changed by the addition of your voice and your presence.

Path to Membership:

  1. Attend several services and programs to ensure this community is the right fit for you.
  2. Attend an optional Newcomer’s Meeting. Our Newcomers Meeting is an optional one-hour meeting intended to introduce newcomers to the basics of Unitarian Universalism and our spiritual community. It is also a way for newcomers to meet and connect with one another.
  3. Attend a Pathways to Membership Meeting. Our Pathways to Membership is a one-hour meeting, intended for prospective members to learn the responsibilities of membership. Through interactions with fellow class members, facilitators, the minister, and Board members, each participant has the opportunity to reflect on their spiritual journey and consider ways in which belonging to Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Myers might enhance it.
  4. Complete a Membership Packet.
  5. Attend a New Member Welcome Ceremony to covenant with the congregations and sign the membership book.

Membership Requirements:

Membership requires commitment to the principles and purposes of this congregation. Members should be caring, supportive participants in the congregation, and shall, in accordance with their individual abilities, give both time and financial contributions to the congregation and its programs.
 ~ UUCFM Bylaws 

Membership with Engagement means:

  • Attending Sunday services regularly
  • Participating in one congregation program each year that deepens your faith
  • Being involved in a mission project beyond our congregational walls each year
  • Reaching the five percent charitable giving level as soon as possible
  • Aspiring to a leadership role
  • Telling others about UUCFM

For further information about membership, contact Member Services.

Testimonials From Members - Why I Became A Unitarian Universalist

Joan Hickok
"A liberal religion compatible with my secular Jewish background is important to me."

Testimonials From Members - Why I Became A Unitarian Universalist

Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825-1921), Unitarian minister.
“Throughout my life, I have addressed issues such as slavery abolition, temperance, and women's rights. In 1902, I helped found the Unitarian Society of Elizabeth, NJ, and served as its minister. In 1920, at age 95, I was the only participant from the 1850 Women's Rights Convention, in Worcester, MA, to see the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote.”