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UUA Relations: Being a Member Congregation

Each congregation in the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is democratic in polity and operation, governing itself. Congregations unite in the Association to provide services that individual congregations cannot provide for themselves.

Each congregation that joins with the UUA invests in the growth and advancement of Unitarian Universalism with each contribution it makes to the Annual Program Fund (APF). As covenantal partners, all member congregations are expected to contribute annually to the APF in support of the UUA.

All member congregations are required to complete the annual Certification of Membership report each year by February 1. The certified membership number is used to calculate the congregation's Fair Share contribution to the Annual Program Fund, total district dues, and the number of voting delegates who may represent the congregation at General Assembly.

Each congregation is associated with one of the UUA’s nineteen districts, which serve as the primary local resource for congregations.

A new congregation becomes a member of the UUA when the UUA Board of Trustees approves its application.

UUA 101 is a workshop designed to provide basic information about the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations—what the UUA does, how it's organized, how it's governed, what services it provides, how it's funded, etc.

A congregation may choose to form a Denominational Affairs Committee to serve as a liaison between their members, the UUA, and their district.

Reporting & Managing Membership

Congregations can manage their list of member names and addresses (for delivery of UU World magazine) and staff/leader information (which appears in the online Directory) throughout the year. Visit Data Services for Congregations for more information.

All UUA member congregations are required to complete the annual Certification of Membership report by February 1 of each year.

Stay Informed

The UUA employs several channels of communication to help congregations keep on top of the latest news, updates, and new resources from the UUA.

For more information contact info @ uua.org.

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

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