Become a Member
Path to Membership
Your decision to join the Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (BUUF) is a journey: one of deepening connection and commitment within this faith community. We are a dynamic liberal faith community devoted to individual spiritual growth and social justice in our world. While there are no “belief” requirements for membership, such as creeds or statements of faith, members are asked to complete the Path to Membership. Membership is open to anyone sixteen years or older. There are just a few easy steps to membership:
- Complete 3 sessions of the Inquirers series (see below)
- Meet with the minister or designee for an informal discussion
- Find ways to regularly participate in the BUUF community, as you are able
- Respect the principles and purposes of the UUA, and the mission and covenant of the Fellowship
- Provide monetary and/or volunteer support
- Sign the membership book
Once you have signed the membership book you will have the opportunity to participate in a membership ceremony. These are offered regularly throughout the year at services called “Joining Sundays.”
Benefits of Membership
Everyone is welcome to worship with us and to participate in our programs, including friends, visitors and non-members, but membership is a special step, one that shows a deepening commitment to the ideals of UU and a willingness to contribute to our beloved community. Membership indicates a commitment to deepen your own spiritual growth and to participate in and contribute to the life of the congregation.
Newcomers and others interested in learning about the basics of Unitarian Universalism (UU) are invited to attend the Inquirers Series. This is a series of seven conversations built around our church, our faith and our community. To complete membership you will need to attend 3 sessions: “UU History, Principles and Sources,” “Membership 101,” and a third session of your choosing. Click here to learn more about this program, and to access the current schedule.