Denominational Connections Team
Connecting with UUA
The purpose of the Denominational Connections Team is to help the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton understand that our congregation is one of roughly 1000 Unitarian Universalists congregations in the United States. It is part of a much larger whole which is under the umbrella organization of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA).
Connection to the UUA provides congregants with knowledge that we, at UUFE, are not alone. There are national programs supported by the UUA such as
- Standing On the Side of Love
- Welcoming Congregation
- Our Whole Lives
- and many social justice programs that individuals and the congregation can join.
The UUA also provides many services such as educational programs to help congregational volunteers be successful in their roles. A few of these are:
- The Care and Feeding of Volunteers
- Healthy Congregations
- Harvest the Power
- Building Your Own Theology
Connecting with the Delmarva Cluster
Around the United States there are groups of congregations known as clusters, generally geographically oriented, who come together in formal and informal ways for programming, social justice work, and social activities. There are activities that are more successful when congregations pool their members and resources.
Periodic meetings of the “Cluster Council” meet to disseminate information and set initiatives for growth of UUism in the cluster area. Generally, a representative from UUFE attends.
Connecting with Nearby UU Congregations
The cluster that UUFE belongs to is the Delmarva Cluster of 8 congregations. The other congregations in our cluster are:
- UU Fellowship of Salisbury, Salisbury, MD
- UUs of the Chester River in Chestertown, MD
- UUs of Southern Delaware, in Lewes, DE
- UUs of Central Delaware, in Dover, DE
- UU Fellowship of Newark, Newark, DE
- UU Society of Mill Creek, Pike Creek, DE
- First Unitarian Society of Wilmington, Wilmington, DE.