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Lay Leadership in Unitarian Universalism

In Our Congregations

Through volunteer committees and elected congregational boards, lay leaders manage most aspects of Unitarian Universalist congregational life, including:

Lay leaders may also plan and lead worship services and choose religious education curricula. Each congregation decides for itself how to divide these responsibilities.

'Lay-led congregations' are ones that lead themselves without a full-time minister. Unitarian Universalism has a proud history of congregational lay leadership that can be traced to the Fellowship Movement that began in 1948. Some congregations still call themselves fellowships as an outcome of this movement.

In Our Larger Faith Movement

Lay leaders also play a central role in determining the future of the Unitarian Universalist faith by

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Last updated on Sunday, March 11, 2012.

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