Membership

At North Parish we believe in making room in our lives for interdependence, humility and belonging

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.

Members may consider leadership roles within the church. For information about these roles, see Mission & Governance and Lay Leadership.

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…

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 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 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!