Ordination

While each congregation has the right to ordain anyone it chooses, the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association discourage the ordination of those who have not had academic and practical training provided by an accredited theological school, and who have not been welcomed into preliminary fellowship. How a congregation determines whom they will ordain is determined by congregational polity.

When the ordination date has been set, the minister must inform the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Ministry and Professional Leadership Staff Group, UUA, 24 Farnsworth St., Boston, MA 02210.

Two ordination certificates will be sent. Both should be signed at the ordination, with one kept by the minister and the other returned to the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Ministry and Professional Leadership Staff Group, for permanent placement in the minister's file. An Ordination and Installation Manual (PDF) is available for suggestions on planning the service.

For more information contact mco@uua.org.