Related and Associate Member Organizations

Covenanting Communities

From LeaderLab

Covenanting communities are Unitarian Universalist (UU) groups that claim a UU identity but they look and feel different from a traditional congregation.

Covenanting Communities

Related and Associate Member Organizations are diverse groups that embrace Unitarian Universalist (UU) principles and traditions outside of congregations and covenanting communities. They include member and professional organizations, justice-focused groups, camps and conference centers, and more.

Associate Member Organizations are named in the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) bylaws, and are limited to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation, two organizations with historic connections to the UUA.

Related Organizations do important work in providing identity groups for Unitarian Universalists, focusing on specific justice work, supporting people working within Unitarian Universalism, and providing unique UU experiences. Related Organizations are in formal relationship with the UUA in order to advance Unitarian Universalist values and claim a UU identity, but are not congregations or covenanting communities.

NOTE: The renewal process for existing Related Organizations ended on August 31, 2023. If your organization is no longer listed as a related organization, please re-apply by completing the online application form.

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Associate Member Organizations

  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

    UUSC advances human rights through grassroots collaboration. In more than a dozen countries throughout the world, UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression. UUSC’s innovative approaches and measurable impact are grounded in the belief that all people have inherent...

  • Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (UUWF)

    UUWF is a continental membership organization that advances justice for women and promotes their spiritual growth. It is an independent non-profit, 501c3 corporation and one of only three associate member organizations of the Unitarian Universalist Association....

Related Organizations

  • Texas UU Justice Ministry

    Texas UU Justice Ministry (TXUUJM) is the UU State Action Network of Texas. We are “Bending Texas Toward Justice TOGETHER.”TXUUJM educates and organizes Texas UUs, member congregations, and partners to advocate effectively for UU principles in public policy and the public square.

  • Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ

    The Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ (UCC) is the state-wide organization that equips UCC pastors to lead, supports congregations, engages in transformative mission and witness, and guides youth and adults on their faith journeys.

Camps, Conference Centers, or Retirement Homes

  • UBarU Camp and Retreat Center

    UBarU Camp and Retreat Center serves Unitarian Universalist congregations as well as other groups consistent with the mission for religious retreats and educational programs. Our mission is to provide a welcoming, peaceful place to gather for spiritual, educational, and recreational purposes in...

  • Unirondack Inc.

    Our mission is to provide an environment that inspires people to explore responsible roles in the web of life through physical, mental, and spiritual challenges. Our programs respect different traditions and the search for truth.

  • The Rowe Center

    The Rowe Center is a community, spiritual, and educational retreat center creating opportunities for the presentation and exchange of a wide variety of topics consistent with the Unitarian Universalist principles and values.

  • Muuyc Marwood

    Marwood, an all-volunteer run camp, in existence for over 60 years, offers a program designed for social, spiritual, and emotional fun and growth for rising 7th-10th grade UU youth.