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Slides: What could your congregation be doing to support you to be a better Unitarian Universalist tomorrow than you are today?

Above: slides from our Congregational Relevance learning events led by Hilary Allen and Sean Neil-Barron in March 2016 (Slides (PDF)How vs. Yes questions handout (PDF)3 Types of Leadership Conversations handout (PDF)Niche Worksheet (PDF)The History of Church worship reading (PDF)). Relevance Discernment Tools: Contemporary Relevance (PDF)Contextual Relevance (PDF)Disciplined Relevance (PDF)

At every New England Regional learning event, we offer tools and resources to bring home and share in your congregation. We have created resources from years of focused study and development on aspects of congregational life, and harvested wisdom, data and practices from our UUA colleagues, and lay and professional leaders from within and beyond UU faith communities. Here we share some of those materials for learning, sharing, and starting important conversations in your congregation. It is through generous gifts from congregations that our work is made possible. Contact us at, (617) 948-6415 if you need help locating a resource.


Congregational Relevance: Resources for Discernment

Financial Management for Congregations

Justice Ministries

Lifespan Religious Education & Faith Formation

Pastoral Care, Right Relations, Inclusion Ministries 

Safe Congregations

Small Congregation Support (under 120 members)

Spiritual Leadership


Stewardship & Fundraising


Creating Justice Together Service Projects for Families and Multigenerational Groups

By Susan Dana Lawrence

From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

This book belongs to the Tapestry of Faith Toolkit Series provided by the UUA Faith Development Office. Toolkit Books provide background knowledge, inspiration, and practical guidance to program and lead UU faith development and to help us explore and live our faith in our congregations,...

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The Sweet Spot Poster

"The Sweet Spot" printable PDF can help your team decide where to focus its energy and resources, especially when you have a lot of great ideas!

Faithify logo

Imagine an online tool for funding congregation-based projects and initiatives. FAITHIFY is a crowdfunding site where passionate people INSPIRE, UNITE, and FUND Unitarian Universalist ministries. Nearly $1,000,000 had been raised so far through FAITHIFY. What will you FAITHIFY?

Navigating Rank in Beloved Community, slideshare cover

We all have rank. What does rank mean in the context of beloved community, and how can we build awareness of when rank matters? View this slideshare on Navigating Rank in Beloved Community from Assess your own Rank Inventory (PDF).