Covenanting communities are a new kind of Unitarian Universalist (UU) group. They claim a UU identity and advance UU values, but they look and feel different from a traditional congregation. Covenanting communities include small meeting groups, missional communities, intentional living cooperatives, national networks, and more. Recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenanting communities are helping people imagine new ways of living out their UU faith and values while staying officially connected to the wider UU family.
Download the Covenanting Communities FAQ to learn more.
Application and Annual Renewal Process
- To apply to become a covenanting community, complete the online application form.
- Current covenanting communities must complete an annual renewal. Click here to complete the 2017 annual renewal form (due February 15, 2017).
Stories and blog posts
- Introducing covenanting communities—May, 2015
- Commitment ceremony at Sacred Path UU—September, 2015
- UU Community Cooperatives wins $100,000 award—November, 2015
Recognized covenanting communities
2015 (status renewed for 2016 unless noted)
- Buffalo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Buffalo, MN)
- Covenant of Unitarian Universalis Pagans (national network)
- Methow Valley Unitarian Universalis Fellowship (Twisp, WA—not renewed 2016
- North Kitsap Unitarians (Poulsbo, WA)
- Prairie Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Hutchinson, KS)
- Sacred Path Church, Unitarian Universalist (Indianapolis, IN)
- Sacred Fire Unitarian Universalists (Carrboro, NC)
- Unitarian Universalist Community Cooperatives (Boston, MA)
- The Welcome Table (Turley, OK)