Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of the Outer Banks
a small congregation with a big heart
Becoming a Member: Membership in this congregation is offered to all persons sixteen years old or older, who are committed to the support, purpose and programs of this congregation, and who 1) have signed the membership book, and 2) have submitted an annual contribution of record form stating their monetary pledge amount for the year. All members should have an understanding and appreciation for the background, purpose, and principles of Unitarian Universalism.
Is pledging a requirement of membership? The UUA offers this statement:”We expect that those who benefit from the church and participate in activities will share in its financial upkeep. Your pledge also helps sustain the UUA and the Southern Region of the UUA.”Some members are able to pledge more, others less, but we can all share in supporting our church. We place a high value on diversity in our congregation—diverse views, backgrounds, and experiences. This includes a diversity of economic circumstances. Each of us makes a pledge based on our individual financial situation and ability to pay.
How is my pledge used?
Your pledge and other donations pay for all UUCOB operational costs including staffing, guest speaker fees, technical equipment, building maintenance, yard maintenance, supplies, utilities, and coffee for coffee hour. Your pledge funds the entire church budget, supporting all of our worship services (including music), and social justice programs, in short – all of the congregation’s activities.