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Path to Membership

After attending services at The First Unitarian Church of San José, getting to know its people and participating in its programs and activities, you may find yourself in sympathy with its values and principles. You may, after a period of discernment, decide that you wish to declare yourself a Unitarian Universalist and a member of this congregation.

Each prospective member is asked to speak with one of our ministers, the Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones or the Rev. Geoff Rimositis, about his or her intention to join the church. It is an opportunity to get to know each other better and to discern the needs of each new member and how the church can serve them. It is also a chance to discuss how prospective members can share their gifts in congregational life.

A person must be at least 14 years old to become a member of the church. Signing the membership book marks formal membership in the congregation. Members have the right to vote at duly called congregational meetings that conduct the business of the congregation, pass budgets, elect officers and take public stands on the issues of the day.


Be ours a religion which, like sunshine, goes everywhere;
its temple, all space;
its shrine, the good heart;
its creed, all truth;
its ritual, works of love;
its profession of faith, divine living.

--Theodore Parker