Become a Member
Please stop by the welcome table at our next Sunday Service, where you will be welcomed by one of our SUUS Membership Committee members. They can answer any questions you may have as well as provide printed materials that may interest you. We host the New UU (New to Unitarian Universalism) orientation sessions on a quarterly basis. The Membership Committee and Minister provide information for prospective members and those interested in entering the community.
Becoming a Member of the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society is an important and intentional act. We believe what you draw from your experience at SUUS increases and deepens based on what you put in to it. While your level of engagement will vary over time based on life circumstances we encourage you to consider the personal strength of becoming a member.
Advantages to Membership
We are a democratic community. Members have the final say in all significant matters. We decide, through a democratic process, what our future directions will be, how we will allocate our financial resources, and who the leaders in our congregation will be.
You can join your energy and vision to that of our community and together we can create and enact programs that affect our community.
Financial benefits include, after six months to members in good standing, free use of the Sanctuary for weddings and child dedications as well as a free Memorial service for yourself. There are also discounted rental rates for members
Steps to Membership
- Attend several Sunday Services.
- Build your understanding of the UU faith and SUUS by attending a “UU Orientation”.
- Meet with the Minister to discuss membership.
- Complete a pledge form.
Our bylaws state that a candidate for membership must pledge an amount at least sufficient to cover our costs to the Unitarian Universalist Association (National), and Pacific Southwest District (local), and the basic costs to SUUS of publication. The minimum, without prior approval of the Minister or Finance Officer, is $140 per year. The pledge form offers choice in the frequency of scheduled payments.
We hope you will find in your heart a generosity of spirit to fully engage by joining as a member of SUUS.