The UU Fellowship of Bay County is made up of many unique individuals, but the reasons they come have many similarities. Acceptance, diversity, respect, freedom of belief, openness, social justice and hope are common themes of why UUs have come to the UUFBC. We are a lay-led fellowship of free thinkers who search for our own truths, but find solace in a community of other open-minded and respectful people. Read on to learn more about becoming a part of this amazing community.
Why do people join our Fellowship? For many different reasons:
- To be welcomed into a caring community.
- To receive support for spiritual, intellectual and ethical growth.
- To express our faith through acts of compassion and justice.
- To unite in our belief in the worth and dignity of everyone.
- To meet people with common values.
- To feel a part of something bigger than yourself alone.
- To share and support each other through our life’s journeys.
- To support liberal religious congregations.
- To introduce Unitarian Universalist principles to our children and youth.
- To access a community that supports the environment and respects the interdependent web of existence, the supports peace and justice, and cares for our community’s needs.
Sound good? Learn more…
- Join us for Sunday Service at 10:30am.
- Check out our mission statement, values statement, Bylaws and covenants
- Join us for our 1st Sunday Pot-Luck Luncheons. Lunch follows the service and it’s a relaxed way to get to know folks!
- Attend a New Membership Class. These classes are scheduled periodically and focus on the history of the Unitarian Universalist faith. The class is a great opportunity to hear personal accounts of why some of our members became UUs and give you a chance to tell your story, if you want! It’s also a good source of information for any questions that you might have about UU or our Fellowship.
- Ask questions! Most UUs have no problem talking, especially about UU, so ask away!
What are the responsibilities of membership?
- Time: We hope you will come often to Sunday morning services, the one time each week we all can be together. Your presence with us is important. We also hope you can come to social gatherings of the Fellowship, such as picnics, potlucks, and other fun activities.
- Talent: Find a way to be involved in the life of the Fellowship, sharing your gifts and talents, maybe stretching your comfort level to learn new skills—we will encourage you! Serving on a committee, volunteering with our kids Religious Explorations program, making coffee or providing refreshments, or helping with a social justice project.
- Treasure: Help make the dreams of our Fellowship a reality. Support the Fellowship with a financial contribution. We have some guidelines to help you with making pledge decisions. Members give according to their means — it is ultimately up to you to determine how generously you will give.
How do I join?
It’s simple, just contact a Board Member and let them know of your interest to join or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and your request will be passed to the appropriate individual.
- Bob Nixon (Treasurer): email@example.com
- Bob Gilmore: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Janet Cross: email@example.com
- Lynne Siegfried: firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Shaffer: email@example.com
If your spiritual journey leads you to the UUFBC , we will be very excited to welcome you into our community! Hope to see you soon!