What Does Membership Mean?
First UU Wausau is “owned” by the members. The Membership sets the Mission, approves the Board of Trustees to make governance decisions on behalf of the congegation, and approves an Annual Budget. The Members of the congregation also vote to select the ministers.
The Ministry of First UU is a collaborationg between the congregation and our minister. There are so many ways to be involved: work with our children and youth, make coffee, help plan worship, provide music for a Sunday service or weed the garden.
To be a member at First UU Wausau means you support the church and its mission. You commit to your own spiritual and ethical growth and encourage others as well. To be a member means you make a financial contribution that suits you/ your family. Membership means you can vote and help shape the congregation’s mission, vision, leadership and budget. This congregation cares deeply for one another and you will be cared for as well, surrounded by a long history of liberal faith.
As a member, you are supported through Life Passages: children are dedicated, youth are honored as they graduate. Perhaps you will be married in our building and light many candles of joy and sorrow as we walk with you through your life journey. Our Caring Circle supports members through illness and diffiuclty with meals, rides to appointments and with cards of encouragment. First UU is here, too, at the end of life.
How to Become a Member
If you have been visiting First UU and are ready to consider joining, please speak with our Interim Minister, Rev. Laurie Bushbaum. A Pathway to Membership Class is held each season. Upon completion of the 1-session class and the submission of your financial pledge, the congregation welcomes you during a Sunday morning Service.