Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County
Becoming a Member
Rev. Joe Cherry
Adult Classes and Groups
Faith in Action
FAQ for Visitors
History of UUFSC
Rev. Joe Cherry
Rev. Grace Simons
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Why I Joined
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A liberal religious voice in the Central Valley since 1953.
We suggest that you visit us for 3 - 6 months, and that you attend an orientation meeting, or have a conference with our minister, before you become a member. (note 1) While you are a visitor you can do almost (note 2) anything a member does - attend services, attend Adult Classes, sing in the choir, join the potlucks and Circle Dinners, help prepare and serve dinner for the homeless or dig weeds with the Buildings and Grounds Committee, to name a few.
When you are comfortable with us - when you feel you've found your spiritual home - you sign the membership book, and become a member. We usually make a little ceremony of it. Every three months or so we have "New Member Sunday", when all of the new members stand up in front of the congregation. Someone will introduce you to the congregation, you sign the book, then the congregation reads a welcoming statement. If you are terminally shy, you can sign the book in the Ministerís study and avoid the ceremony.
While the ceremony is simple, the commitment is real. We four basic expectations for our members:
Links to the things mentioned above in one handy alphabetical list:
Note 1: We realize "How do I become a member?" isn't a question most first-time visitors will ask, but this seemed to be the best place for this page.
Note 2: Members can vote at the congregational meetings, and we waive the building rental and Minister's fee for their weddings or memorial services. Visitors can't vote, and have to pay the fees.
2172 Kiernan Avenue
Modesto, California See a map
We have no mail service on Kiernan;
PO Box 1000
Salida, CA 95368
We are a liberal church and the only UU congregation in Stanislaus county. We serve Ceres, Denair, Escalon, Hickman, Hughson, Keyes, Manteca, Modesto, Oakdale, Patterson, Ripon, Riverbank, Salida, Turlock and Waterford. We welcome Agnostics, Atheists, Buddhists, Christians, Deists, Free-thinkers, Humanists, Jews, Pagans, Theists, Wiccans, and those who seek their own spiritual path. We welcome people without regard to race, physical ability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.