A Student Member is a person of legal age, who is currently enrolled in a recognized academic program at a university, college, seminary, public/private school or other such educational institution. (Proof of enrollment and age is required). A Student Member is a person who has freely chosen to join with the UCCA to support and promote the ministry and is in sympathy with the UCCA – Platform and our work. As a Student Member; with their permission, their name will be included in our “Members Roster” which is available on-line, they will receive by mail a membership card, and on-line electronic copies of: our Magazine and our News Letter as they are published. A Student Member may also make application to be an organizer of a local Students Ministry on their campus (UCCA Campus Representative). Our “Blog Site” is by invitation only, for Members only. Other Member benefits may be added by action of the UCCA – General Council.
Any independent, legitimate, operating Church/Fellowship may apply for Affiliate Membership with the UCCA by providing documentation demonstrating satisfaction of the following conditions: An Ordained Clergy Staff Member of the Church/Fellowship must first become an “Ordained Clergy Member” or “UCCA Credentialed Individual” of UCCA. Proof of no less than 10 sustaining and official members of the Church/Fellowship must be provided. The Church/Fellowship must be legally recognized within the state and/or country in which it operates by proper and active registration or incorporation as a non-profit or religious entity, approved to operate within that jurisdiction. Appropriate documentation will be required. The Church/Fellowship must provide an “Official Statement” that it is in agreement with the principles and faith statements of the Unitarian Christian faith as presented by the UCCA and the UCCA Platform, and that the Church/Fellowship operates as an independent congregational Church/Fellowship without answering to any other denominational authorities. After application is made other information may be required to complete the process. Church/Fellowship Members are not “Churches/Fellowships” sanctioned, planted or supported by the UCCA, they are independent affiliates only. As a Church/Fellowship Member, your church will receive by mail a certificate for framing and display. Written permission to publicly state your affiliation with the UCCA, your name and contact information will be included in our “Affiliated Church/Fellowship Members Roster” which is available on line. You will receive electronic copies of our Magazine and News Letter as they are published, with permission to physically reproduce these for internal Church/Fellowship use, when done so without financial gain of any kind. Advertising space is also available to our Church/Fellowship Members in both publications. We will be offering other “Church/Fellowship Member” services and products as our ministry grows. These items will include instructional materials for all ages, sermon helps and many others.
This is a special category offered for “Organizing Groups” who are in sympathy with and support of the Platform and work of the UCCA. If a Unitarian Christian/UCCA small group is being formed (House Church, Meet-up Group or other) they may make application to UCCA for “New Group” membership. A “New Group” must have, and maintain, at least one current UCCA Member within their group. The benefits afforded our “New Group Members” are similar to those of our “Church/Fellowship Members”, however, these Members receive special attention of the President/Sr. Pastor and the members of the UCCA – General Council to assist in their growth and success. Our “New Group Members” will be publicly listed and promoted in a special section of the UCCA web site and Facebook pages and with our on-line publications. Like our “Church/Fellowship Members” these Members are also, independent affiliates of the UCCA with the same conditions. When application is made further instructions and information will be provided.
A Lifetime Member is any “Individual Member” (see above) who has freely chosen to join with the UCCA to support and promote the ministry and is in sympathy with the UCCA – Platform and our work. And, this Member has chosen to show their support for the UCCA by seeking Lifetime Member status. For a one-time dues/donation, a Lifetime Member will have their name included in our “Members Roster” with a special designation as a Lifetime Member. The Roster is available on-line. They will receive by mail a special Lifetime membership card, and on-line electronic copies of: our Magazine and our Newsletter as they are published. Our “Blog Site” is by invitation only, for Members only. Other Member benefits may be added by action of the UCCA – General Council.