Overstepping Our Bounds: Navigating Rank in Administration
Dawn CasstevensJune feature article by Dawn Casstevens

"One of the most cherished values of Unitarian Universalism is equality. Consequently, we tend to act as if we are all of equal rank. To talk about differences of rank is to disrupt this agreement. 
[ ... ] consider the importance of growing our awareness of rank - our own and others' - so that differences of rank do not become barriers to our experience of Beloved Community."  (From BeTheLove.net)  Read More...

New England Region Advisory CouncilNew England Region Advisory Council

As New England's four Districts and Regional Staff live into new forms of organization, we all want to make sure that communication with our congregations and covenanting communities remains strong. The New England Region Advisory Council was created in the fall of 2015 to provide additional pathways for gathering feedback. Read more about the role of our Regional Advisory Council and find out who from your District is currently serving.

6 States of the New England Region

Regionalization in New England has been realized. Our transformation began several years ago, in careful steps and stages, with a vision to streamline governance, create efficiencies, and more closely align mission across all districts of our association. Through covenantal relationships in our work, we have journeyed together and have now arrived.

We are four districts, six states, that that are served by a single integrated staff team, with expertise in every area of congregational life. We have offices in Concord, NH and Watertown, MA, and staff physically spread out across New England.

The core purpose of our work is

  • to deepen INTERCONNECTION by cultivating relationships between and among congregations;
  • to grow INNOVATION by inspiring and coaching new and innovative models of "doing church;" and
  • to enhance IMPACT by midwifing existing congregations to their next level of impact.

Our program staff are often the first and primary source of support, counsel and information for lay and professional leaders. Contact us for any of the following

Program staff also designs and delivers learning events. We've planned more than 40 trainings, workshops, and programs for the 2015-2016 church year. These programs are designed to broaden knowledge, develop leadership skills, spark ideas and connect members of sibling congregations with one another. We hope to see you sometime this year.