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The Northern New England District (NNED) of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations was created by the consolidation of the Northeast District (Maine) and the New Hampshire Vermont District of Unitarian Universalist Societies in July 2008.  We have seventy congregations within the boundaries of the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont including federated and community churches being served by our district.

As regional collaboration continues among the four New England UUA Districts, the NNED Board has worked to define its role in support of NNED congregations. Please read this notice outlining the board's focus on serving individual member congregations (PDF).

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An important message from your NNED Board - January 2019

Dear NNED Congregational Presidents, Ministers, and other leaders:

First, of course, Happy New Year from your NNED Board.  Second, please be sure this email and the two attachments – the congregational survey and answer sheet -- get to your congregational president right away. 

Your NNED Board is praying this survey will be on your January Board agenda (February at the latest).  Your participation is very important to our understanding whether and how dissolution of our District into our New England Region might work to support our congregations.

Your responses will help us work with our UUA staff and our Regional staff to find best solutions should our congregations vote to dissolve the Northern New England District.

As your NNED Board researcher and a retired UU minister, I couldn’t figure out how to turn this survey into a survey monkey for easiest response.

So I’m hoping this is the next best thing:  two attachments; one the survey questions and the other the answer sheet.  The questionnaire is PDF, but the answer sheet can be filled in on line and returned by email or, can be printed and filled in and sent by US mailed (or scanned and emailed).  Instructions on where to send it are on the answer sheet.  If you have any questions, please email or call me (see below)

Thank you very much for your wisdom, concerns, and general input to this very important process for us all, and for our participation in our faith.

All my best wishes for the New Year, Olivia

Rev. Olivia Holmes
NNED Board
603-554-2294
uurevoh [at] gmail [dot] com

Letter above in PDF Format
NNED Congregational Survey
Response Sheet for Survey


NNED Board Updates

February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018

Chalice Lighter Program

Become a Chalice Lighter The Northern New England District Chalice Lighter grant program is committed to maintaining and expanding the capacity of UU congregations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to meet the needs of members, potential members and the communities they serve.

A high priority is placed on congregations that are either expanding programs or ministries, or making critical renovations to make their spaces more accessible and sustainable.

Almost all grant funds come from individual UUs throughout the region who commit to contributing when a “call” is sent during the year. Calls for support identify the specific projects to be funded.

In recent years Chalice Lighter donors have helped to fund expanded professional help, new programs for growth, and building improvements for access and for program expansion.

Download a brochure and donor form (PDF)

Chalice Lighter Application (PDF, online "fillable" form)

Chalice Lighter Committee

  • Chuck Putney, Chair, crputney [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Niki Norman, nikilnorman [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Rev. Linda Barnes, minister [at] starrkingfellowship [dot] org

Board of Directors

To contact our NNED Board, please email NNEDBoard [at] googlegroups [dot] com.

  • President (2018-2020) Mary Heafy, Keene, NH
  • Vice President (2019 – 2020), Rev. Olivia Holmes. Peterborough, NH
  • Financial Officer (2018-2020)  Austin Farrar, Portland (First), ME
  • Secretary (2016- 2019), Rev. Allison Palm, Nashua, NH
  • Member-at-Large (2016 – 2019), Anne Kinney, Auburn, ME
  • Member-at-Large (2018 - 2020), Carol Larson, Allen Ave Portland, ME
  • Member-at-Large (2019-2021), Rev. Kendra Ford, Exeter, NH

Nominating Committee

  • (2019-2020) Rev. Margaret Beckman, Co-Chair, Castine, ME; mabme [at] aol [dot] com
  • (2018-2019) Kathy Kellison, Co-Chair, Augusta, ME; kell6787 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • (2019-2020) Mark Beal, Peterborough, NH
  • (2019-2020) Rev. Abigail Stockman, Barre, VT
  • (2018-2019) Marty Shaw, W. Brattleboro, VT
  • (2018-2019) Rev. Kali Fyre, Manchester, NH

Trustees of Trust Funds

  • (2018-2020)  Austin Farrar, Financial Officer, Portland (First), ME
  • (2018-2020), Nancy Chaddock, Plymouth, NH
  • (2018-2020), Joan Connacher, Nashua, NH
  • (2019-2021), David Wilcock, Portland, ME

Compensation Consultant

Nancy Chaddock, chaddocknancy [at] gmail [dot] com; or (603) 832-9123

Bylaws & Annual Meeting Documents

All documents are PDF files unless otherwise stated.

Administrative Assistant

Ann-Marie Forrest
PO Box 333
New Ipswich NH 03071
Phone 603-732-7795
Fax 603-878-1869
Email nnedadmin [at] comcast [dot] net

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