If North Parish enriches your life, becoming a member demonstrates your support of the community that awakens, nourishes, encourages and inspires you.
Many members consider North Parish their “spiritual home” and help carry the responsibilities of maintaining this home.
Membership at North Parish means…
Helping keep our spiritual community strong by participating in church activities
Members make our church thrive by attending Sunday worship, and helping on various committees, task forces and small groups where the work of the Church is performed.
Members are eligible to have rites of passages performed by the minister.
Supporting North Parish financially
While no specific amounts are prescribed, all members are expected to make a fair share commitment of support for each upcoming fiscal year. See Being Stewards and Annual Giving Pledge for more information.
Participating in the democratic governance of the church
Members set the mission, budget and policies and all-congregation justice resolutions for the church by voting at congregational meetings.
Steps to Becoming a Member
We’re so glad you are interested in becoming a member of North Parish! These are the recommended actions to take to become a member of our community. (Please note: You do not have to be a member of North Parish to come to services or participate in most of our groups and activities. All are welcome, so please feel free to join in.)
Get to know us and allow us to get to know you…
- Sign up for our weekly eNews to learn more about our news and events
- Check out our Newcomer page. A Visitors Form is located at the bottom of that page. Please introduce yourself by filling it out.
- Introduce yourself to our Minister by email or in person.
- For those who have children, email our Director of Faith Formation to introduce yourself.
- Email our Communications/Membership Coordinator to let us know you are thinking about becoming a member. Ask any questions you may have. And talk to others – at coffee hour, at an event, anytime, anywhere!
Attend a New UU program
We invite you to meet other newcomers while learning more about North Parish through one of our New UU programs. Watch for announcements on our Events page or email our Communications/Membership Coordinator to find out when the next program is scheduled.
Fill out a membership form
Download, complete and sign our Membership Form. Return it to the church office – North Parish, Attn: Membership, 190 Academy Road, North Andover, MA 01845. Our Communications/Membership Coordinator will be in touch with you soon.
Attend a New Member Welcome Ceremony
While not required, we hope you will participate in one of our New Member Welcome Ceremonies so that we may introduce you to the congregation and celebrate your new membership. We welcome you to our community!