Follenites on a bus

Membership is a Journey

You work alongside others who share your vision of a better world. And you get a chance to practice being human in an environment where people have covenanted to support each other, through thick and thin.

And as you participate in the life of this community, you will find yourself taking steps along the path to membership.

At some point along this journey, many people, but not all, decide to make a public statement of their commitment to the values of Follen Church and of Unitarian Universalism by signing the membership book. It’s a very personal decision, and only you know when it is the right time to sign.

Want to learn more?

If you are new to Follen, or feeling new, we want to get to know you and we want you to get to know us. We’d like to understand what you are looking for in a church community, and we want to make sure you understand what Follen and Unitarian Universalism has to offer you.

Your first point of contact can be Rev. Susanne Intriligator, Follen’s Director of Community Engagement. It’s her job to welcome new people and help them connect with all things Follen. Feel free to email and phone her, and talk to her on any Sunday in the vestibule or down in Coffee Hour. She’s here to help.

Our Connections Committee is also devoted to helping Follenites connect with one other and progress on their spiritual paths. Email the co-chairs with any questions you may have.

Becoming a Member

The simple act of signing the membership book  signifies a personal commitment to growing spiritually, searching for truth, working for justice and striving to live in loving relationship with one another. It also means giving your time, talents and financial resources to support this community.

And what do you get in return? You will have the right to vote at meetings of the membership – an important expression of your commitment to the community – and an asterisk by your name in the directory. Other than that, you won’t be treated any differently from nonmembers. But making a public statement of your commitment to Follen will likely make you feel very different on the inside.

Watch a video of New Member Sunday