River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

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How Do I Prepare for Membership?

You are encouraged to speak to the minister before joining to discuss your interests and concerns, and to get answers to your questions. While signing the membership book is a simple step, it has great significance. If you are already a Unitarian Universalist, you may want to learn more about our particular congregation. Or, like many, you may be coming from a different religious background and want clarification of UU principles and practices.

Here are some other opportunities you should consider:

  • Attend a Sunday Newcomers Brunch to meet our ministers, talk with a member of leadership, and ask your questions about our faith and congregation. It's a great time to meet others while enjoying a light brunch.
  • Attend a session of UU101. These are held periodically throughout the year and provide a good introduction to what we, as a denomination and congregation, are all about.
  • Take an adult religious education (ARE) course. Find the latest ARE offerings here.
  • Join a Small Group.
  • Take opportunities to get to know others in the congregation at social occasions. Attending an RRUUC gathering is a good way to get to know others in the congregation. Watch for news and scheduling in the Sunday Bulletin and eWeekly for activity groups, fellowship events, International Dinners, Daytimers, lunch gatherings, and other casual social events.

We welcome you to explore our congregation and all it has to offer. Please contact Sheri Blanchette, Director of membership & Outreach, sblanchette(at)rruuc.org, 301-229-0400 if you have any questions or concerns about membership, or please stop by the Information/Membership table in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings. Also, feel free to contact the Sheri to ask for a call from the Membership Committee.