Becoming A Member
Prospective Member Classes 2023
Wednesdays; March 15th, 22nd, 29th @ 6:00 pm
In-person and via Zoom
Have you thought about becoming a voting member of First Congregational UCC? Whether you know you definitely want to join or you aren’t sure if joining is right for you, please join Pastor Leslie for the three-session series. You will meet other prospective members, hear each other’s faith journeys, learn about the history and governance of United Church of Christ and the history and culture of our congregation. You’ll also learn about healthy and unhealthy communication in a faith community, as well as what you can expect from your church and what will be expected of you!
The Zoom link is tinyurl.com/UCCBrainerdZoom
Contact Pastor Leslie to sign-up and for more information.
Becoming a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ makes a public statement about your faith commitment and your commitment to the life and ministry of this congregation.
Membership exploration sessions, conducted by the pastor, are offered occasionally during the church year. These sessions include an introduction to United Church of Christ history, theology and structure. We also learn about the history and ministry of this particular congregation.
Members of the United Church of Christ share a basic belief in God, especially as illumined by the light of Christ; a desire to join others on a journey of faith, regular prayer and worship, financial support, a ritual of being received into membership during worship service, and participation in the life and mission of this church.
The United Church of Christ respects individual questions perspectives, and doubts. We do not examine a person's beliefs nor require adherence to a set of doctrines.
When you join this church, you become a voting member, able to vote at business meetings and hold elective office. You join a community connected in covenant, promising to serve God together. You choose this particular community of faith to be your spiritual home, and you join a group of other people on a journey of faith. When you join this church, you make a difference in the life of this church as we worship and serve God together.