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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 @


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 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.



Are you an emerging Unitarian Universalist congregation, that is, a UU congregation in the process of formation? If so, this resource is for you. Our mission is to let you know you are not alone, and to serve you by gathering into one place information that will be of help and support you.


Congratulations to the newest congregation in the MidAmerica Region! The Unitarian Universalist Bay de Noc Fellowship in Escanaba, Michigan was made official January 16 by the UUA Board!

Iowa Lakes UUF Jan2015

Congratulations to the Iowa Lakes UU Fellowship in Okoboji, Iowa. Welcome to MidAmerica Region!

About Us

Emerging is currently maintained by the MidAmerica Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

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