UUA Congregational Life

Resources and More

We have a growing library of online resources: Meet your field staff, learn about good safety practices, train your leaders, support your staff, certify and update your congregation's information.

Congregations & Leaders

The regional Congregational Life staff are congregations' local connection to the UUA. All of the program Congregational Life staff have expertise in most aspects of congregational life and each also has a few program areas of expertise.

The mission of Congregational Life staff is to:

  • Coach: Congregations feel supported in their work, both structural and missional
  • Connect: Congregations feel they are a part of a larger Association
  • Challenge: Congregations understand their covenantal relationship with their UUA
  • Companion: Congregations feel known, cared for, heard, seen and affirmed

About Our Regions

Stated simply we strive to serve interdependence, innovation, and impact.

Congregational Life is made up of five regional field staff teams led by the Director of Congregational Life that work with district and regional boards to support the health and growth of congregations and other Unitarian Universalist communities.

Group Photo of Congregational Life Staff in January 2018

Who to Call for Support

UUA Regional Map


Central East Region

MidAmerica Region

New England Region

Pacific Western Region

Southern Region

HOPE for Us Conflict Engagement Team

Online Discussions and Groups

To join the conversation with the Congregational Life team and other congregational leaders, please explore these online discussions and groups:

From Congregational Life

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Learn to work together to reinforce life-affirming and creative frameworks and use practical tools for welcoming and inclusion, connection and belonging, all as foundational to a membership journey in your congregation grounded in mutuality and consent.

Training | By Congregational Life, Unitarian Universalist Association of Membership Professionals | March 15, 2024 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Membership Growth & Outreach

The Sermon of the Month series is a monthly subscription service that provides recorded sermons congregations can download and use for worship. Along with a transcript of the sermon, each month’s offering will include suggested readings and hymns.

By Congregational Life | August 21, 2023 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Worship

This “next level” training for boards goes into its roles as fiduciary agents, spiritual leaders, strategic thinkers, and change agents.

Training | By Congregational Life | August 1, 2023 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Governing Boards

Boards, especially in congregations with 100 or more members, find that delegating part of their fiduciary work to committees and/or task forces helps to free them up for big-picture and visionary discussions.

Leader Resource | By Congregational Life | June 9, 2023 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Governance for Congregations

Policies and procedures are a way of telling future boards “this is our best thinking and guidance on this subject.”

Leader Resource | By Congregational Life | June 8, 2023 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Bylaws & Policies, Governing Boards, Governance for Congregations

Bylaws guide the congregation’s board in governing by articulating board structure and key fiduciary committees and processes for key decision-making.

Leader Resource | By Congregational Life | June 8, 2023 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Bylaws & Policies

A summary and commentary of the UU congregational results of the Faith Communitities Today (FACT) 2023 survey that was conducted this past February-April.

Leader Resource | By Sarah Lammert, Congregational Life | May 31, 2023 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Membership Growth & Outreach

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