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 (PDF) 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. Complete the 2019 Annual Renewal Form (due February 1, 2019).
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
- Buffalo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Buffalo, MN)
- Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (national network)
- 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)
- Channing Murray Foundation (Urbana, IL)
- Redding Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Redding, CA)
- Castle Rock Unitarian Universalist Community (Castle Rock, CO)
- SunPoint Farm Sanctuary (Derry, NH)
- Olean UU Community (Olean, NY)
- Unitarian Universalists at Riderwood (Silver Spring, MD)
- Unitarian Universalists of Charlestown (Catonsville, MD)
- Methow Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Twisp, WA)
- Groveland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (St. Paul, MN)
- Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southwestern Utah (Saint George, UT)
- Camp de Benneville Pines (Angelus Oaks, CA)
- Lycoming Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Williamsport, PA)
- River Raisin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Adrian, MI)
- Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance (MUUSJA) (Minneapolis, MN)
- Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vermillion (Vermillion, SD)
- Goodloe Learning Community (Bowie, MD)