Unitarian Universalist congregations in North America are founded on congregational polity, the idea that the ultimate authority of the congregation comes from people in the congregation. Members meet at least once a year in June to vote on a budget and carry out other Fellowship business. Congregational meetings are open to everyone and are held in our sanctuary on Thach Avenue.
Typically, day-to-day operations of congregations are delegated to a shared ministry including the minister, who is called by the congregation after an extensive search process, and the member-elected nine person board of trustees that meets each month to discuss congregational issues. At AUUF, we have a full-time minister.
Our congregation is a member of the Southern Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in Boston, Massachusetts. We send delegates to General Assembly every year in order to voice our opinions on regional, national, and international business and issues affecting the larger Unitarian Universalist movement.
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