The Path To Membership

If you are interested in joining our organization, there are three steps you must follow.

Step One

Read our Code of Practice and be a Unitarian Universalist

In order to be a member of our organization you must agree to practice in accordance with our Code of Practice. There are no exceptions.

Also, you must also be a member in good standing of a Unitarian Universalist congregation.

If there is no Unitarian Universalist congregation near you or if you simply prefer, you may join the online congregation of our denomination,       The Church of the Larger Fellowship.

We ask for two references. One may be the personal or professional reference of your choice, ideally a UU, who is familiar with you and your ministry (or your goals for ministry). The second one must be your UU parish or congregational minister. If you have no parish minister (for example, your congregation is lay-led), please contact us and explain your situation.

Step Two

Fill out our online Member Application

Once you have filled out the application, you will be sent an email confirmation that we have received your application.

We will then contact your two references. If there are any questions, we will be in touch with you directly. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Administrator at  (Please be patient, as they are a very part-time staffer.)

Often, applications are delayed because reference people are not prompt in their replies.  If a month goes by and you haven't heard from us, please check with us to see if your reference people are in need of a reminder.

Step Three

Pay your dues

Once we have verified that you meet our membership requirements, the Administrator will send you an invoice for your membership dues for the coming year.

Annual dues are: 
Regular:  $75
Hardship:  $37.50*
Student:  $22.50
*(Temporary hardship status can be applied for by sending an email to our Administrator at, stating your circumstances.)

You may pay through our website, by PayPal, or via check to our office: 

c/o Rev. Inanna Arthen, Administrator

325 Lakeview Dr.
Winchendon, MA 01475

Upon approval by our Membership Director, you will receive a personal email welcoming you to membership.

Once logged in you will see a Members Only area that will allow you to update your Directory listing, show you resource pages, allow you to sign up for events, and orient you to our organization. Please be sure to refer to the Guide to Best Practices for Community Ministry.

The Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries.

Please contact our administrator,

Rev. Inanna Arthen
325 Lakeview Dr.
Winchendon, MA 01475 

(978) 297-1730

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