Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
The Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo congregation is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA).
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious movement in the United States. It was created in 1961 through the merger of two religious traditions — the Universalists, who organized in 1793; and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and to the founders of the Republic. Overseas, their heritages reach back centuries to pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania.
Each of the more than 1000 UUA member congregations in the United States is democratic in polity and operation; they govern themselves. They unite in the Association to provide services that individual congregations cannot provide for themselves. Every congregation is also associated with the UUA’s districts and regions.
Unitarian Universalism is a progressive religion with Jewish and Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth and dignity of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and provides a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.
Pacific Central District
The Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) serves the 37 Unitarian Universalist congregations in northern Nevada, northern California, and Hawaii.
The mission of the Pacific Central District of the UUA is to provide services and resources that will grow the District in terms of its membership, the deepening of our faith, the effectiveness of our structures, and the power of our service to the wider world.
Pacific Central District – UUA
7511 Greenwood Avenue North, #414
Seattle, WA 98103
General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association
General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process.
In 2019, GA took place in Spokane, WA, where the theme was “The Power of We.” Thousands of UUs from all over the United States, including nearly two dozen from UU San Mateo, gathered to explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle, and joy of finding the path forward together as Unitarian Univeralists. Attendees left inspired, with the tools needed to return to their own congregations and communities, working for collective liberation inside and outside our faith.
More information about UUA General Assembly is available here.