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Northern New England District
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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 Update from the NNED Board - 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 (2018 – 2020), Rev. Olav Nieuwejaar, Milford, 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
  • Member-at-Large (2018-2019), Rev. Olivia Holmes. Peterborough, 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

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.


The following documents are PDF files.

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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