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Members & Friends

We are so glad you have found us! We invite you to begin a process of getting to know one another with hopes that you will be inspired to become part of our vibrant community.

How to Get Acquainted

There are many things happening at UTUUC and a variety of ways to participate. We would love to know more about what you are looking for in a faith community and to share more about who we are and what we have to offer.

To set up a conversation online, by phone, or in person at our community center contact Val Ridenour at or 708.848.6225 x115.

How to Become a Member

Pathway to Membership provides an opportunity to learn what becoming a member means. This gathering is designed to help you decide whether or not becoming an active member of our faith community is right for you. You will get to know others in a a small group setting, learn about our congregations history and how things work today, as well as explore ways to be part of our future in meaningful and fun ways. Participants will learn about our mission, programs, operations, volunteer opportunities, and more. We hope you can participate.

To learn about upcoming dates and how to register please contact

Celebration Sunday

We honor new members of the congregation at a special ceremony during worship services twice a year.

To obtain information about upcoming sessions, please contact Val Ridenour at

Member Testimonials

Current members share their experiences with the UTUUC community and describe ways to engage with and support the congregation.

To view more member videos, visit our YouTube channel.

Realm Directory

The online UTUUC congregational Realm database is password-protected and hosted on a secure server. To help protect everyone’s privacy, we ask that you please adhere to the following policies:

Access to Realm will be granted only to UTUUC Members.

  • Contact information from the directory may not be used for business or charitable solicitations of any kind, or for political calls.

  • Electronic or printed copies of the directory and other information kept in Realm are only for your own personal use; do not share with anyone whom you do not know to be a Member of UTUUC.

Access our member directory here. If you are not set up and would like to obtain information about accessing the directory please contact