Covenanting communities are an alternative 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 (PDF) to learn more and then contact your regional staff if you are interested in next steps.
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. Complete the 2022 Annual Renewal Form (due January 31, 2022).
Stories and Blog Posts
- Introducing covenanting communities—May 2015