The designation by the UUA that a group is an “emerging congregation” indicates a commitment to grow and eventually become a full member congregation of the UUA. Before the UUA can request that its office of data services add a group onto the website as an Emerging Congregation, the group needs to make contact with the staff of its district. The executive of that district should then contact Diane Martin of the Department of Congregational Services and make the request. It is important that members of the fledgling group develop contacts at the district level. For more information email growthresources @ uua.org.
In addition, to the district recommendation, the UUA's Growth Strategies Office needs the following information:
- Name of emerging congregation
- Mailing address
- Meeting address
- Phone contact
- Email address
- Website address
To be listed on UUA.org as emerging, a group must have either a meeting address or working website or both. Visitors must have a way to quickly find out where they are meeting and if they meet in different places, those places must be posted on their website.
This process usually goes quickly and the UUA Growth Strategies Office is glad to assist. Current information is on the UUA website.