"At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.” - Lao Tzu
Become a Member
How to become a member of Unity of Walnut Creek is an easy question to answer. There are only two steps:
- Attend a membership class, which provides an overview of Unity and its principles. It covers Unity’s history and teachings; what makes Unity different; how Unity looks at other religions; Unity’s response to current issues; and how Unity of Walnut Creek works. Membership classes generally are offered twice each year. See the Calendar, the Upcoming Events page, the Sunday bulletin or the newsletter Centerpoint for dates of upcoming classes.
- Fill out an application, available from the office and in membership classes, which will be presented to the Board of Trustees for voting. Upon affirmative vote, you’re a member!
You are not required to dissolve other religious affiliations to become a member. Nor is membership required to attend any of Unity’s services, classes or events.
So the bigger question may be: Why would you want to become a member?
There are practical reasons:
- You can vote on matters important to Unity of Walnut Creek (as long as you are at least 18 years old), such as electing Board members and approving changes to the by-laws.
- After one year of membership, you can serve on the Board of Trustees.
More importantly, becoming a member affirms your commitment to your path toward awareness. It also means that you accept the commitment to support others on their spiritual paths, knowing that “as you give, so shall you receive.”
Becoming a member affirms your faith that, together, we can create a world of peace, joy and abundance that works for all. As part of this commitment, members are requested to follow the Guidelines for Harmonious Functioning. At the same time, we recognize that conflicts will arise in a community when everyone is growing and healing. In the circumstance when something happens that impairs safety in this spiritual community, the Disruptive Behavior Policy should be followed.