There are many ways to connect to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima — a congregation made up of people like you. By visiting this site, you are already connected and are part of this group of engaged, thoughtful, caring, compassionate people.
At its core, UUCY is a membership organization — we are an independent body that freely associates with the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. When you join as a member, you are eligible to participate in governance decisions that direct the congregation. You are also, by joining, making a statement that the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima is your religious home. But you don’t have to be a member to participate fully in all of our programs and to be a part of this community.
You can start by being a visitor — we love visitors! All our services are open to new people, of course, as are all of our programs and events. When visiting our services, we invite you to fill out one of our visitor cards so that we can add you to our mailing list (electronic or regular) so that you can receive our newsletter and other announcements of coming events. You can also fill out the form at the bottom of our home page to be added to our list.
Many people, after visiting for a few times or even quite awhile, think of themselves as “friends” of the congregation. We love friends, too! You can continue to participate as a friend in all of our activities except voting or other positions of governance. There are many ways to volunteer if you wish to help out with any activities — or even lead one of your own! We are always looking for new ideas of ways we can help people connect, learn, and grow.
Lastly, of course, you can become a member of UUCY. This is a fairly simple process that mainly consists of signing our membership book and agreeing to make an annual financial contribution if you are able. Members can then vote at congregational meetings, and are eligible to serve on our Board of Trustees. If you are interested in becoming a member, please talk to Rev. Ken Jones.