Meaning of Membership
West Shore is a non-creedal church, which means you don't have to sign a confession of faith or adhere to a creed. We are a covenantal community, which is based on the promises we make to one another as members of this community.
As members of West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, we expect members to:
- Show up! Your presence is required! As a member, we expect your presence as regularly as possible, at Sunday morning worship.
- Participate. We expect you to participate in the life of the church, attending events and activities that interest you, as well as church governance events such as the Annual Meeting or other meetings as called. All members are expected to abide by the CARE covenant.
- Pledge. We expect all members of the church to make an annual contribution of record to the church, by responding to the Stewardship Campaign. For those who do not respond to the Stewardship Campaign, we assume they wish to continue as members, and we renew their pledge, plus the current rate of inflation. Waivers for also extended; please talk to a minister.
- Practice. We hope that all members will find rich meaning and opportunities in the programs for Spiritual Growth at West Shore. The Many Paths program provides a sequential process to grow in spiritual maturity.
The Membership roll is reviewed annually. If a member has not communicated with the church in two years, or has moved away with no forwarding address, their name may be removed from the Membership roster.