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Ware Lecture

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President, in consultation with the General Assembly Planning Committee, invites a distinguished guest each year to address the General Assembly as the Ware Lecturer.

Washington Office for Advocacy, Unitarian Universalist (UUAWO)

Renamed to "Witness Ministries," we exist to represent Unitarian Universalist values in public discourse and to help congregations be more effective in their social justice work.

Water Communion

Combined water is symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources.

Wayside Pulpit

The Wayside Pulpit has a long tradition of being a "message" on the bulletin boards outside of many churches of all denominations.

Web Team Staff Group

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Web Team oversees the website, UUA blogs, and UUA-hosted email lists.

Website Development

Be ready to welcome online visitors, and turn them into real-life visitors. Many congregations report that most visitors have checked out the congregation first on the Web.


There is no one standard Unitarian Universalist wedding service. Each service is developed by the couple and the presiding minister to best reflect the couple’s beliefs, hopes, and relationship. District staff can help you locate ministers or other local assistance to perform ceremonies or offer guidance.

Welcoming Congregation Program

A completely volunteer program for Unitarian Universalist congregations that want to take intentional steps to become more welcoming and inclusive of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT).

Western Region

Serving Unitarian Universalist Congregations in the Mountain Desert, Pacific Central, Pacific Northwest, and Pacific Southwest Districts.

Western Region Youth Adult Committee (Canadian) (RRYSC)

Western UU Life Festival

Sponsors and promotes an annual event of one week's duration for the purpose of creating a community born of Unitarian Universalist values where earth-centered awareness cultivates the celebration of diversity.

Westwood Ministerial Aid Fund

This aid fund was established by the Westwood Family, all of whose members were dedicated to successfully spreading the faith and nurturing Unitarian Universalist congregations.

What Moves Us: Unitarian Universalist Theology

Providing a framework for Unitarian Universalists (UUs) to engage in theological reflection, not as an intellectual exercise, but as a process of meaning-making that equips one for living in the world as a UU person of faith, this Tapestry of Faith program for adults explores the life experiences of both historic and contemporary UU theologians, highlighting that which caused in them a change of heart, a new direction, new hope, and a deeper understanding of their own liberal faith.

Whiteness, Examining: An Anti-Racism Curriculum

Allows deeper understanding of issues that are essential to furthering a white anti-racist identity.

Wild Wild West Region

Wilton Peace Prize

The Wilton Peace Prize is given annually by the Unitarian Universalist Association to individuals or groups in recognition of their contribution to “peace and human progress.”

Windows and Mirrors

A Tapestry of Faith program for children (grades 4-5) that nurtures children's ability to identify their own experiences and perspectives and to seek out, care about, and respect those of others.

Witness Ministries, Office of

Part of the Multicultural Growth & Witness staff group, this office seeks to represent Unitarian Universalist values in public discourse and to help congregations be more effective in their social justice work.

Women & Religion, Unitarian Universalist (UUW&R)

Dedicated to freeing ourselves, others, and the Earth from traditional, historical, and contemporary oppressive and patriarchal systems.

Women's Federation, Unitarian Universalist (UUWF)

A circle of liberal religious women and men working to advance justice for women and girls and promote their spiritual growth.

Women's Heritage Society, Unitarian Universalist (UUWHS)

In simultaneous meetings in June 2011, the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Heritage Society and the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society voted to consolidate.

Wonderful Welcome

A Tapestry of Faith curriculum for children (grades K-1) that engages and challenges leaders and children alike to explore how and why we are willing to welcome others into our lives.

World, UU

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) publishes the quarterly UU World magazine in behalf of its member congregations, which provide free subscriptions as a benefit to their voting members. The online version at is updated with news and original content each week. 


WorshipWeb offers a variety of worship resources (sermons, quotes, meditations, prayers, blessings) for use in services, special occasions or for personal inspiration.

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Last updated on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

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