We are part of a dynamic denomination that has a strong local, regional, national, and international presence. Regional and national groups provide essential resources that support congregational health, offer opportunities to extend the principles of our faith worldwide, and give individuals a chance to network with other Unitarian Universalists and shape the future of our denomination. Contact the Denominational Affairs Committee for more info.
Selected National Organizations
- Unitarian Universalist Association. Unlike many other denominations, Unitarian Universalists are democratically-run congregations. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) does not assign ministers or give directives to congregations. It serves as an invaluable resource to member congregations and represents the interests of more than one thousand Unitarian Universalist congregations, with 200,000 members and their children in North America. The UUA grew out of the 1961 consolidation of two religious denominations: the Universalists, organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, organized in 1825. Every year in June, our congregation sends delegates to the UUA’s General Assembly.
- Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is an independent human rights organization. UUSC works to advance economic justice, promote environmental justice, defend civil liberties, and protect the rights of vulnerable people in humanitarian crises. Our congregation participates in the annual “Guest at Your Table” fund raiser, sponsored by UUSC.
- Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU). Our youth between the ages of 14 and 20 have opportunity to participate in programs organized by the Young Religious Unitarian Universalists, a separate group sponsored by the UUA.
- UU Musicians Network. UUMN is a professional organization of the UUA. Founded in 1983, the network of 600+ professional and volunteers includes music directors, conductors, singers, instrumentalists, composers, ministers, music committee members, as well as individual members of congregations.
- Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPs). CUUPs provides worship and educational resources to its members, as well as serving as an interfaith educational resource to host congregations to inform other UUs and other community members about Pagan beliefs and practices. Get involved with the local CUUPs group.
Selected Regional Organizations
- The Heartland District. Our congregation is also a member of the Heartland UU District that serves over 8,000 members and 53 congregations in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. The staff at the Heartland District office work to provide strong connections among congregations, the District, and the larger Unitarian Universalist movement by providing resources, conferences and support to member churches. Their newsletter, Heartline Online, is sent electronically twice monthly. You can sign up to receive it online.
- Midwest Unitarian Universalist Summer Assembly. Schedule for July 4-10, 2010, this family camp is held at the YMCA Lake of the Ozarks in Potosi, MO (about 6 hours from Indianapolis). Many of our church families relish the opportunity to gather with 400+ UUs from around the Midwest for summer fun and fellowship at MUUSA. Learn more…
Central Indiana UU Congregations
Local UU congregations collaborate together on various projects including the District Choral Festival, Huusier Paluuza, among others.
- All Souls Unitarian Church
- Circle UU Fellowship
- Heartland UU Church
- UU Community Church of Hendricks County
- Oaklandon Universalist Church
Other Selected UU Organizations
- Church of the Larger Fellowship
- Continental UU Young Adult Network
- Council of UU Camps and Conferences
- HUUmanists Association
- The Society for Community Ministries
- The Unitarian Universalist Men’s Network
- Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship
- Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship
- Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth
- Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry
- Unitarian Universalist Women & Religion
- Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation