312 FILLMORE STREET, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301 PHONE: 718-447-2204
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEMBERSHIP?
There are several options:
Path to Membership sessions allow members and non-members to get to know each other better and explore the meaning of membership in the Unitarian Universalism Church of Staten Island. They allow us to explore our various spiritual journeys and to share what moves members about the Unitarian Church of Staten Island. You will gain a deeper understanding of Unitarian Universalist theology, increase your knowledge of American Unitarian and Universalist history, get an in-depth look at our own Church's history and the history of our building, as well as an understanding of the church's committee structure and programs.
If you have questions regarding membership and would prefer not to wait until a class is held, Membership co-chairs Maureen Curran and Sarah Dolinar are available to answer your questions. Simply email them, or approach anyone sitting at our Welcome Table in Fellowship Hall, during coffee hour, after Sunday morning service.
HAVE YOU DECIDED TO BECOME A MEMBER? GREAT!
If you are ready to become a member, please contact Rev. DeTar Birt or one of our Membership Committee members during Sunday coffee hour in Fellowship Hall. They can arrange for you to sign the membership book!
Signing the Membership Book
If you are ready to become a member speak with Rev. DeTar Birt or with one of our Membership Committee members during Sunday coffee hour in Fellowship Hall. They will set up a time for you to sign “The Book” and join our Unitarian Universalist family.
Making Your First Member Pledge
After you sign the book, you will be asked to sign your first pledge card—an important part of the membership journey! Making a fiscal commitment to the congregation will engage you in stewardship of the church. UCSI pays dues to the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Northern New England District for each member in our congregation. Collectively, members' pledges help pay the church staff, maintain and repair the church grounds and facilities, support Religious Exploration, and our social justice and community outreach efforts.
Your pledge amount is a very personal decision. This Fair Share Giving Guide (PDF) can assist you in making your decision. Whatever amount you pledge, it will help our church to strive and thrive! There are three ways to make your pledge:
RIGHTS & PRIVILEGES
You Get to Vote
Your vote shapes the character and future of this community.
Participate in Leadership
Only members can chair committees, or be elected Trustees and Officers
Receive the UU World Magazine
Every 2 months receive this beautiful, inspiring Unitarian Universalist Association publication.
Mark Life’s Passages
Child Dedications, Weddings and Memorial Services at no cost to members.
Receive Reduced Member Rates
Rates for Religious Exploration (RE—Sunday School) tuition, hall rental and the Memorial Garden are significantly lower for members.
Worship services, programs and potlucks are not the same without you.
Join in and help make UCSI happen. We are an active congregation made possible by the time and talents of our members. Contact a committee, the Minister or a Board member and offer your volunteer service.
Participate in classes and small groups to share your search for truth. Teach, sing, lead worship, work for Social Justice.
Support UCSI financially. Over three quarters of our operating income comes from member pledges. Phone 718 447 2204, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.