Ordinations and Installations

Rev. Dawn Fortune receiving charge from Dr Janice Marie Johnson at their installation

Ordination is the congregational act of bestowing formal recognition of a minister's authority. An installation is the congregational act of formally entering into shared ministry with their professional minister.

The UUA's Ordination and Installation Handbook (PDF) was edited by Rev. Erika Hewitt, with content written by Rev. Wendy Bartel, Rev. Mary Gear, Rev. Jennifer Ryu, and Rev. Connie Simon. We're grateful to all others who contributed their words, ideas, and experience to this document—including the process of updating it regularly.

Our Ministerial Credentialing page contains information about the process of working towards ordination.

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