Workshop 6: Membership Part of The New UU In This Section Introduction From The New UU There is nothing in all the world so important as to be loyal to this faith which has placed before us the loftiest ideals, which has comforted us in... Workshop-at-a-Glance From The New UU Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Sentence Starters 10 Activity 2: A New Small Group 20 Activity 3: Rights and... Spiritual Preparation From The New UU Consider how you came to join the congregation. What factors influenced your decision? What has it meant to you since?... Welcoming and Entering From The New UU Materials for Activity Name tags, durable or single use Bold markers Paper and pen/pencil for sign-up sheet Small table Optional: Refreshments Preparati... Opening From The New UU Activity time: 2 minutes Materials for Activity Your congregation's covenant, or Singing the Living Tradition, the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Chali... Activity 1: Sentence Starters From The New UU Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Sentence Starters Small basket or bowl Preparation for Activity Follow the instructi... Activity 2: A New Small Group From The New UU Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Story, "A New Small Group" Preparation for Activity Make copies of the story "A New Small Group" for al... Activity 3: Rights and Responsibilities of Membership From The New UU Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 1, Rights and Responsibilities of Membership Preparation for Activity Review Handout 1, Rights ... Activity 4: Review of the Parking Lot From The New UU Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity The original Parking Lot list from Workshop 1, including any questions that have been added during... Activity 5: Joining the Congregation From The New UU Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Congregational Membership Book Pen Optional: Membership packet and/or welcome gifts Preparation for... Activity 6: Hopes From The New UU Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Bell or chime Bowl of stones Chalice table Preparation for Activity Place bowl of stones on the table w... Closing From The New UU Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition for all participants Optional: Keyboard or other accompaniment... Leader Reflection and Planning From The New UU Review with your co-facilitator(s) how each activity went. What worked well? What might you do differently another time? Review the program with the... Alternate Activity 1: Getting Involved From The New UU Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Brochures, events calendars, and/or lists of groups and contact people Preparation for Activity Consult... Alternate Activity 2: Guest Panel From The New UU Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Letter to Panelists Preparation for Activity Create a panel of three to five... A New Small Group From The New UU It was the first gathering of a newly formed small group. The eight people who gathered in Ann's living room recognized one another, but had no real... Handout 1: Rights and Responsibilities of Membership From The New UU Because we are a democratic community, members are collectively vested with responsibility for the congregation. Members may vote at any congregational... Leader Resource 1: Sentence Starters From The New UU Print out the incomplete sentences, enlarged to at least 16-point type. Cut the pages into strips, with one incomplete sentence on each strip. Select... Leader Resource 2: Letter to Panelists From The New UU Complete the personalization of the letter by filling in the brackets in the text below.... Find Out More From The New UU The adventure is only beginning!... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: The New UU NEXT: Introduction Download all of The New UU (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.