Covenanting communities are Unitarian Universalist (UU) groups that claim a UU identity but they look and feel different from a traditional congregation.
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.
- To learn more about the ways the UUA supports Related Organizations, visit the benefits page.
- To apply to become a Related Organization, complete the online application form.
- Existing Related Organizations must complete a five-year renewal. Please complete the renewal form by November 1, 2021.
Camps, Conference Centers, or Retirement Homes
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.
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...
A welcoming and unique community located in the forever-wild Adirondacks, Unirondack provides summer camp experiences for young people within a community where UU values are lived and every aspect of the program is filled with opportunities for self-expression, creativity and belonging.
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.
The Channing-Murray Foundation provides a liberal religious center for the campus community of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities to explore Unitarian Universalist spirituality, reflect our concern for social justice, encourage free...
Southwest Unitarian Universalist Women (SWUUW)
A non-profit organization that supports women through worship, learning, leadership, community and social justice, SWUUW discusses women's issues, explores feminist theology, promotes friendships and celebrates the diversities that make us unique women on our individual spiritual paths....
Unitarian Universalist Women and Religion
Continental Unitarian Universalist Women & Religion (UUWR) is a network of Unitarian Universalist (UU) women's organizations and individuals, dedicated to freeing ourselves, others, and the Earth from traditional, historical, and contemporary oppressive and patriarchal systems. serves as a link...
Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness (UUPA) has as its mission to serve the Unitarian Universalist community of polyamorous people by providing support, promoting education, and encouraging spiritual wholeness regarding polyamory....