Membership Committee


We strive to ensure that everyone is warmly welcomed, that newcomers are made to feel at home, valued friends and encouraged to join the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples (UUCGN) as members. The Committee hosts newcomers from the moment they reach the door. We get to know them, introduce them to others in the congregation and help them to become active and involved, and eventually to find becoming a UU will be an important part of their lives.


This year, UUCGN is embarking on implementing an exciting new program developed by the First Unitarian Church of Dallas called "Faith Forward", a guided path for visitors, members, and leaders in the congregation.  Whether you’ve been here for 50 minutes or 50 years, these sessions are for YOU.

Faith Forward helps you build relationships, learn about the church, feel a sense of belonging, find ways to serve, deepen your spiritual life, and boldly live your faith!

It begins with a multi-session series covering different aspects of this church and Unitarian Universalism (the sessions will repeat on a recurring basis), and builds from there.

The CORE Path includes:

  • Inquirers Series

  • Roots

  • Beyond Inquirers

  • Spiritual Practice

  • Core UU History

  • UU Elevator Speech

The ADVANCED Path includes:

  • UU Theology

  • Coming of Age for Adults

  • Advanced UU History

  • Biblical Literacy for Unitarian Universalists

  • Deepening Your Spiritual Practice 

Faith Forward sessions are open to everyone, whether you’ve been to the previous ones or not. Join us in learning and growing together as part of this church community!   Consult the monthly calendar for details on specific program offerings coordinated both by Membership and Adult Education.

Why You Want to Volunteer


  • Greet and welcome newcomers as they come through the door.

  • Conduct new member Orientations that deepen their understanding of what being a Unitarian Universalist (UU) means and allows us to get to know them better.

  • Identify new members and recognize them when they return again. Colored name tags and photos of new members posted in the entry hall allow everyone in the congregation to recognize that they are new and take part in making them feel at home.

  • Host small dinners for newcomers and friends to get to know us better.

  • Become a Greeter, an Usher and bring people together, make them feel at home.


What’s Going On


  • Maintain the directory of members and friends, available from the office or on the members pages here (password and login required).

  • Produce an updated photo Annual Directory of members and friends every 3 years.

  • Ask Members to bring newcomers to First Fridays and look for opportunities, like interests to mentor relationships.

  • Find out about the backgrounds, skills and talents of new members and create bios that help identify good fits for future activities, committee roles, etc.

  • Plan orientations, celebrations and introductions for new members.