Partnership Support Resources

Fiscal Sponsorship

Small Covenanted Communities, new Congregations and new Microsites usually need a partner or home congregation to act as Fiscal Sponsor. In essence the fiscal sponsor serves as the administrative "home" of the new group. Charitable contributions are given to the fiscal sponsor, which then grants them to support the new group. What this means for a new Microsite or Covenanted Community can be found in the literature and resources on the website of the the Council of Non-Profits.

Soul Matters Sharing Circle

Soul Matters Sharing Circle is a group of over 150 Unitarian Universalist congregations who follow the same monthly worship themes so we can more easily share small group material, as well as worship, sermon, music and children’s religious education resources. Sharing resources helps us avoid duplicative work and frees us for other ministry. However, the greatest gift is deeper connection.

Touchstones Journal Worship Resources

Center For Congregations Website of Additional Resources

Theatre Church Resource

Regal Theatres: “Church is about the people, not about the building. We often feel burdened by the high cost of bricks and mortar. But what if we were able to pour our resources into building your ministry and reaching our community. Holding services in a movie theatre allows some congregations to do just that.

As the theatre church expert, we will help guide you in establishing and growing your church in the theatre. Our theatres are also easy-to-find, natural gathering spaces with ample parking, spacious lobbies, plenty of bathrooms, comfy seats, great acoustics, and of course the silver screen. Learn how you can transform your church today.”

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About the Author

Joan Van Becelaere

Rev. Joan Van Becelaere is the Executive Director of UU Justice Ohio. She served as a Congregational Life Consultant for the Central East Region from 2007-2018. Previously, Rev. Van Becelaere was Vice President for Student Services at Iliff Theological School in Denver, CO where she also taught...

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