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Celebrating New Members

Throughout the year (or sometimes just once a year), our congregations hold services to honor the newest members of the congregation. This celebration invites those who have recently “signed the book” to come before the congregation with the minister or worship leader. The new members might share a responsive reading with the congregation or recite a bond of fellowship or covenant together. The focus on membership might be a small part of the overall worship service, or the theme of membership might pervade the entire service.

From Tapestry of Faith Curricula

Search Words for Worship Services

Displaying 1 - 10 of 13.

Affirmation

  • A Stream of Living History (WorshipWeb)
    by Erika A. Hewitt
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Direct Experience, Generations, History, Humanism, Identity, Secular
  • I Want to Be with People (WorshipWeb)
    by Dana E Worsnop
    Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Commitment, Community, Integrity, Interdependence, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Purpose, Unitarian Universalism
  • So are we bound together (WorshipWeb)
    by Elizabeth Lerner Maclay
    Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Community, Connections, Earth, Earth-Centered, Nature, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism, Unity, WorshipWeb

Closing

  • A Benediction for New Member Sunday (WorshipWeb)
    by Thomas Rhodes
    Tagged as: Connections, Direct Experience, Generations, Gratitude, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Unitarian Universalism, Unity

Opening

  • A Place of Belonging and Caring (WorshipWeb)
    by Kimberlee Anne Tomczak Carlson
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Abundance, Acceptance, Caring, Commitment, Community, Home, Unitarian Universalism
  • Invoking the Past, Present and Future (WorshipWeb)
    by Katie Romano Griffin
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Community, Connections, Generations, History, Humanism, Interdependence, Purpose, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism, Unity, Vision

Quote

  • Love is a Choice (WorshipWeb)
    by Carter Heyward
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Choice, Commitment, Direct Experience, Love, Relationships

Reading

  • New Members Words of Welcome (WorshipWeb)
    by Victoria Weinstein
  • Remembership (WorshipWeb)
    by Liz James
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Commitment, Community, Covenant, Inclusion, Living Our Faith, Reconciliation, Relationships, Strength, Teamwork, Transformation, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb

Ritual

  • New Member Covenant (WorshipWeb)
    by Laura Randall
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Commitment, Community, Covenant, Identity, Living Our Faith, Unitarian Universalism, Unity