News from the Membership Committee
Member, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary is a part of a whole. Our members are a part of many things here at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood. As our covenant explains we build our community on a foundation of profound respect and love as we covenant together to:
- Respect and honor diversity among us.
- Communicate with kindness and support.
- Foster a spirit of generosity among us.
- Celebrate the joys of discovery, embracing the fullest measure of our humanity.
Each year, the Membership Committee provides 3 Newcomer Brunches and 3 UU Classes for those visitors who are interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism. The brunches and classes are on the USR path to membership. Once a visitor attends a brunch and/or a UU class and has attended Sunday services on a regular basis, he/she will be asked to join the Society. They are then asked to meet briefly with Rev. Sarah before signing the membership book. All new members are then celebrated in an annual New Member Ceremony which takes part in one of our weekly services.
At some point in the near future, we would like promote the USR with “Bring a Friend” to a Sunday Service. We ask you, our members and friends to join our committee by inviting a neighbor, friend or relative to this particular Sunday service. Specific details will be announced in an eblast.