Membership in Eastrose Fellowship is open to any persons in accord with our purpose and mission who have attained the age of sixteen. It is desirable for prospective members to attend an orientation session to acquaint themselves with the principles of Unitarian Universalism and with the rights and responsiblities of membership. Neither subscription to creed nor participation in ceremony is required to become a membership of this fellowship
Our purpose is to join together in a cooperative quest for religious truth and ethical values in accord with the Principles and Purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association. We covenant to provide an open-minded caring community, to support ethical values, and to nurture the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of our member.
Our mission is to nourish a liberal religious community in East Multnomah County, to respect and celebrate the diversity inherent in humankind, and to bring the hope-filled message of Unitarian Universalism into our community and our world.
A Member’s responsibility is to support and strengthen this congregation with time, effort, and financial contributions. See the Minister or a member of the Board of Trustees for a Membership Form to fill out and sign. The next step is for the Board of Trustees to vote on your membership. After that, a welcoming ceremony is held at a mutually convenient Sunday service to sign the Membership Book and exchange greetings with the Congregation.
Children’s Family Membership The children in a family joining Eastrose sign their own Membership Book and share in the ceremony of joining and celebration
Religious Education See our Director of Religious Education to register your child. Registration is free, but very important to have on record your child’s data about allergies or food sensitivities, contact numbers, etc.
Child Dedications Any Eastrose parent desiring to have their child or children dedicated during a Sunday service is urged to contact our Minister or Director of Religious Education . While we can do this ritual any time, we especially offer it for Easter, Mother’s Day and on RE Sunday. Families often arrange for grandparents and god-parents to be present, so planning ahead can help.