Becoming a Member
Membership is an important decision for people who have decided that they want to make the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale their spiritual home. Members are individuals who have decided to take the extra step of committing to support the health and work of the congregation. Formal membership involves signing our membership book and making a contribution of record. We don't have a set threshold for giving financially to the congregation, but trust that people will give to support the congregation. We also hope that members will share their time and talents with our congregation — that’s what makes this such a lively, interesting place!
To welcome new members and to incorporate them into our community, we offer “New UU” courses that tell the Unitarian Universalist story, going back hundreds of years; that introduce new members to each other and to church leaders; and that encourage the study of each member’s own faith journey.
These classes are held in the spring and again in the fall so watch News & Notes for upcoming announcements -- or talk to Director of Programs, Pam Fodor, for more information.
Anyone who visits UCH is welcome as a guest. Come back as a visitor and a friend and enjoy the fellowship and enlightenment of our services. Get a nametag and a newsletter, learn about our denomination, and find out about our social, caring, and environmental programs.
New UU Classes
Our Membership Team organizes and leads classes to help newcomers learn about the rights and responsibilities of membership in the church. They share an overview of Unitarian Universalist history along with the details of the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale. Classes are held twice a year with the opportunity to join the church in a Sunday morning ceremony. Cake and celebration follow after the service.