United Church of Chapel Hill stands within a covenantal tradition — a covenant that binds us to God and to one another.
You can attend and participate in activities and ministries without becoming a member. However, becoming a member is a public acknowledgment that this is your household of faith, the community that you covenant to love, uphold, serve, and shape, and by whom you are willing to be shaped, challenged, and sent forth to serve. If you are interested in joining United Church, please contact one of our pastors.
So you are thinking of joining the church? You are wondering “What’s next?”
An important first step on the path to membership is getting to know one another. We have a number of ways to help you discern the call to joining the church. You can reach out to one of the pastors and make time for coffee, tea, and conversation. You can join us at one of our “Luncheons with the Pastors” and hear testimony from other church members why they joined our church.
Making a promise:
At United Church, joining the church matters. New members stand up in front of the church during a Sunday worship service and make promises and a commitment to God and to our faith community.
Voting and shaping the future of the church:
United Church is a congregational church, a Protestant church in the reformed tradition, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs. Member of United Church get to shape the ministries and programs of the church and vote on issues facing the congregation.
At United Church, members can serve on our Church Council and one of our boards of the church.
Our church members are asked to make a yearly financial pledge and contribution to support God’s work in our church and community.
As members you will be asked to participate fully in the life of the church and through worship and serving others. At United Church, we have variety and multiplicity in worship. We love good, deep, joyous, inspirational, and challenging worship based on scripture. Worship is the heart of what we do as a faith community.
Serving others as you are able is also an important part of member at United Church. We have many kinds of ministry programs at UCCH and we can help you find a ministry program that fits your gifts.
Our Ministry Showcase program is one way of bringing new members and visitors face-to-face with members of our church community engaged in ministries at United Church.