A new congregation becomes a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) when the UUA Board of Trustees approves its application. The Board votes on new congregation applications at its meetings that occur in January, April, June, and October of each year. Your application and supporting materials need to be received at least four weeks prior to the next Board meeting. Below is the schedule of upcoming board meetings and due dates for your completed application:
Your application is due at the UUA prior to scheduled Board of Trustee meetings:
If you determine that your group is not quite ready to become a Congregational Member of the UUA, read about Emerging Congregations.
Submit the items below with the application (PDF, 7 pages) to the Growth Services Program Manager in Congregational Life at the UUA (please see the address at the foot of this page). The application process is complete when the original of all application materials is received at the UUA's Boston office, and a copy is received at your UUA district office.
After your application has been received, the Growth Services Program Manager will:
After the Board votes, your congregation will receive a letter of acceptance as a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
If you have any questions regarding this process or need further assistance, please contact Brent Jurgess.
Where to send your completed Congregational Membership in the UUA Packet:
Unitarian Universalist Association
24 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210
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For more information contact congstewardship @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
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