Path To Membership

Getting To Know Us (our congregation)

Exploring Unitarian Universalism (our faith)

Becoming A Member (signing "The Book")

Benefits of Membership

  • Many people feel a deeper sense of connection to the congregation and other members once they have joined our beloved community of searchers and seekers. 
  • Members only vote at  congregational meetings to call a minister, elect our Board of Trustees, approve our finances, and vote on other issues that come before the congregation.
  • Professional spiritual guidance.
  • Access to professional health cabinet.
  • Nature views at every point in the compass in our "green" building
  • Access to our Memorial Garden
  • Member households receive an annual Membership Directory.  
  • Members, upon request, receive a private key code that enables them to enter the front door during locked hours and to gain entry into our underground garage at all times. 
  • Members have free use of UUCD facility and equipment for significant life events and discounts for private, personal use.  
  • Members receive the UU World, a quarterly publication from our national association.
  • And so much more.

Path to Membership Class

Attendance at a Path to Membership Class (or classes) is encouraged before becoming a member.  This class is held 2-3 times a year and gives an overview of Unitarian Universalism as well as a chance to connect with other like-minded folks.  Watch for our next Path Class in our weekly update, monthly newsletter, and this website. 

Path to Membership Privately

You may also learn about membership by calling the office, speaking to our minister, or speaking to a friendly volunteer at our Welcome Table.   Our Membership Chairperson Molly Benson would be delighted to receive your phone call to answer any questions or provide any information you may have as you consider membership.  Contact Molly at calbenmn@gmail.com or call her at 218-724-2724.

Become a Member

After the class or whenever so inclined, each person decides if they are ready to become a UUCD member.  Those who choose to join do so by signing "the book" – the same book that has been used at UUCD since 1887.  This ritual signing takes place formally either during a Sunday morning worship service ceremony or informally and privately with the minister.