Becoming a Member

Perhaps you have visited the Unitarian Church of Calgary, have read and support the principles of Unitarian Universalism, perhaps attended Sunday services, or taken part in some of our events or adult courses, and read our newsletter and webpages.  Maybe you have taken the “Introduction to Unitarian Universalism” workshop.  You feel that this congregation could be a community and spiritual home for you.

We invite you to consider a formal connection with our congregation, by becoming a Member.  To do this, one must:

  • Affirm the principles of Unitarian Universalism
  • Be at least 16 years old.

Rights and Responsibilities of Members:

  • Share a commitment to the life and future of our church.
  • Join in its spiritual and social activities, and its works in the wider community.
  • Take part in volunteer activities in support of the Church.
  • Contribute a responsible share toward meeting the Church’s financial needs, as personal circumstances permit. We ask that each member make at least one identifiable financial contribution to the Church each year.
  • Vote at congregational meetings as part of the self-governance process of the Church.
  • May have rites of passage officiated by the minister.
  • May serve on committees including being elected or appointed as chair.
  • May serve on the Church’s Board of Trustees.
  • May serve as delegates at UU national and international assemblies, in support of the Church and the denomination.
  • Receive the Church’s regular publications and other mailings, and the Canadian Unitarian newsletter of the Canadian Unitarian Council.
  • Receive and are included in the UCC Directory of Members and Friends.

To Apply for Membership:

Becoming a Friend

If you feel that our church is a good place to be, but you are uncertain about becoming a Member, we invite you to sign up as a Friend of Unitarian Church of Calgary.  Friends are recognized in our by-laws as being in agreement with our principles.

Friends:

  • Are in agreement with the Principles of Unitarian Universalism.
  • Are willing to participate in the life of the church.
  • Do not have voting privileges, but will receive all church communications and may sit on committees and teams.
  • Are included (if desired) in the Directory of Members and Friends, and receive a paper copy of this document.

To Register as a Friend: