Come, Love the World With Us!
Membership at Throop represents a deeper connection with your chosen community. If Throop feels like your spiritual and religious home, set up a time to talk with Rev. Tera about membership.
A couple of programs are in place to help you get to know other people at Throop. One is the "Newcomers Social," held every other month at Rev. Tera's home. This is a casual gathering, and a chance for you to get to know other newer folks at Throop, as well as some longer-time members.
The second is a Welcome Dinner, hosted by a Throop Member. These are small dinners of 6-8 people, made up of longer-term and newer people, and offers another way to start making friendships at Throop.
Becoming a member of Throop involves three things:
- Pursuing your search for truth and meaning
- Participating in some way in the life of the community
- Making a financial gift that is meaningful to you
We hold a New Member Welcome Ceremony a few times a year, during a worship service, where the congregation formally welcomes you. Our next New Member Welcome is April 15, 2018.
Our members tells us that going through the New Member Welcome is a significant experience in their lives. One member, Thom, shares how it impacted him:
"Becoming a member of Throop UU took me by surprise. Not the decision--the ceremony. I had watched others take the pledge, make the commitment to participate fully, and thought I knew what it would feel like. It felt like nothing I have ever felt before. A loner most of my life, it was not until then, at the age of 80, that I fully experienced the uplifting sense of connection that comes from dedicating one’s self to a loving, purposeful community. After the ceremony, as I walked back to my pew, I looked at the congregation and no longer felt like an interloper; I knew I belonged"
We look forward to welcoming you into a community where you belong, where you matter, and where you will be seen for the wholeness of who you are.
Download our New Member form. After filling in the information save the completed form to your computer prior to sending it to:firstname.lastname@example.org You may also print out the completed form and give it to Reverend Tera Little.
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