About Unitarian Universalism
Unitarian Universalism Association
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a voluntary association of autonomous, self-governing local churches and fellowships that have freely chosen to pursue common goals together. The Association’s polity is congregational; association decisions are made by congregational delegates in business sessions at the annual General Assembly (GA). The UUA provides a variety of educational resources to UUA congregations and helps with leadership development. uua.org
UUA Principles and Purposes
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:
● The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
● Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;
● Acceptance of one of another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
● A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
● The rights of conscience and the use of democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
● The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
● Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Mountain Desert District
Prairie UU is part of the UUA Mountain Desert District. Districts are governed by district Boards of Trustees, which develop district policy and support local congregations to encourage the growth, development, and extension of Unitarian Universalist ideals. mdduua.org
Pacific Western Region of the UUA
Prairie also is part of the Pacific Western Region of the UUA, which includes the Mountain Desert District and three other western regions. The Region provides a variety of webinars, workshops and programs to assist our church, as well as a regional lead for Prairie, Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh.