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 apply to become a Related Organization, complete the online application form.
- Learn more aboutways the UUA Supports Related Organizations.
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.
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...
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.
Midwest Unitarian Universalist Youth Camp (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.
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...
UU Women and Religion (Continental)
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...
DRUUMM (Diverse & Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries)
DRUUMM is an all-volunteer BIPOC collective that organizes community building events, leadership trainings, and is an advocate within the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.
Unitarian Universalist Mental Health Network
The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Mental Health Network (UUMHN) is to empower the Beloved Community in honoring each individual’s unique mental health journey towards wellness.