Visitors are always welcome at UUFBC!  And after you have visited, you may be interested (we hope!) in becoming a member of our Fellowship.  Potential new members can learn about the history, current policies and procedures of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations by visiting uua.org.  

Membership is open to all persons 16 years or age or older, regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.  If you would like to become a member, you can speak with any member in person, contact us here, OR send an e-mail indicating your interest to: uufbellc@gmail.com. (Please see our full bylaws here.)

Then all you need to do is sign the Membership Book and pledge financial support to the Fellowship annually.  Members are also asked to participate in the life and activities of the Fellowship as they are able to do so.

Sound easy?  It is--and we would love for you to become a member!

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF BELL COUNTY  AGREEMENT OF RIGHT RELATIONS:

We build our Fellowship on a foundation of love and covenant with one another,

To freely explore our values and honor our diversity as a source of communal strength,

To accept responsibility for our individual acts and promote justice and peace,

To communicate with kindness and support, to serve with compassion and commitment,

To openly share our laughter and tears and,

To show reverence for that which may be viewed as divine.

 

MAINTAINING RIGHT RELATIONS:  EXPECTATIONS AND REMEDIES

The well-being, strength, and reputation of our Fellowship depend on a sense of community among the members, friends and staff.  Such fellowship thrives in an atmosphere of trust, respect and cooperation.

Unresolved differences or misunderstandings can threaten the social fabric of our church; therefore, we offer the following conflict management and resolution steps to be followed at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County (UUFBC), should unresolved conflicts arise.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION STEPS

  1. Any UUFBC member (“Member”) may attend any regularly scheduled Board Meeting to raise general concerns. It is helpful, but not required, to contact either the President, Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer to be added to the meeting agenda.

 

      2. Any Member seeking assistance with a personal or group problem may contact Cindy Brown, the ad hoc Conflict Resolution Facilitator               (“Facilitator”) at:  cmbrown0218@gmail.com.

       

           a.The Facilitator’s role is that of advisor, collaborator, and coach; not psychologist or mental health professional.


           b.No formal therapy will be provided; however, suggestions for conflict resolution, referrals to community resources, and                                         spiritual/wellness support will be offered as deemed appropriate.

     

           c. All contact will be confidential between Facilitator and UUFBC Member.

         

          d.If the problem/conflict remains unresolved, the issue may be brought to the Board of Directors by the Member, with the Facilitator                   offering support in this process. This is at the sole discretion of the Member, as this service is one of support and guidance only.

 

  1. Any act or speech that threatens the safety of the UUFBC Community should be presented to the President and/or Vice President, or any other member of the UUFBC Board immediately.

 

Approved by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bell County Board of Directors:     November 11, 2018­                                                                                         

Approved at the 2018-2019 Fall Congregational Meeting:     ­November 18, 2018


*Pledge and service opportunities forms can be found on our tables in the foyer. Please pick one up if you intend to sign, and return them to the Fellowship Office, or pick up copies at the Fellowship. Thank you!