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

  • Ferry Beach Retreat and Conference Center

    Ferry Beach is a retreat and conference center with a mission to "awaken hearts to explore, grown and renew the spirit of universal love." We accomplish our mission through programs in education, culture and the arts, spirituality, sustainability, social justice, and action and personal growth.

  • The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center, Inc.

    Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Southern Appalachians, The Mountain offers camps, conferences, and educational programs for all ages. Comfortable accommodations are available for congregation retreats and programs sponsored by UU groups and community-based organizations.

  • Star Island Corporation

    At Star Island, enjoy rugged living six miles off the coast of New Hampshire. Summer programs include spirituality, world affairs, arts, ecology, yoga, history, and children’s activities.

  • Hale Barnard Corporation

    Hale Barnard Corporation provides residential and supportive services of exceptional quality for a diverse older population. Hale House offers residential care, a wide range of activities, and community services to 56 elderly people regardless of their ability to pay.

  • Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center

    This historic site is where John Murray preached his first Universalist sermon in America in 1770. Located on twenty peaceful acres in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, Murray Grove offers year round lodging for up to sixty-six people, meeting spaces, commercial kitchen and a (seasonal) salt water...