Unitarian Universalist Association Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

The UUCC Denominational Connections Committee (DC) provides a liaison between our congregation and the UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association). The goal of this committee is to inform and engage the UUCC about denominational initiatives, resources, and services of the UUA as well as our Southern Region.

Major UUA Initiative in 2023

How should UUs dismantle racism and other oppressions? To address this question, the UUA has selected a particular anti-racism ideology based on the work of Ibram Kendi and Robin DiAngelo as reflected in Widening the Circle of Concern: Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change, presented to the Board of Trustees and General Assembly in June 2020.

At GA in June of 2023 delegates will vote on a UUA proposal to revise Article II of the UUA bylaws. Article II contains our seven principles, sources, and purpose, as well as Freedom of Belief and Inclusion sections. It describes the core of UUism. Here is a timeline as well as a comparison of the current and proposed Article II.

The current proposal is a complete revision of most of Article II, including the elimination of the seven principles and substantial changes in governance and functioning of congregations. The DC Committee will be asking for your feedback about this initiative through several discussions at the UUCC in 2023-24.  Questions? You may contact the co-chairs of the Denominational Connections Committee, Pat Mohr or Linda Brennison, at denomconn@uucolumbia.org.

Denominational Connections (links)


UU World 

Southern Region 

UU General Assembly 


Chalice Lighters 

The Mountain

UU Welcoming Congregation Program 

UU Ministry for Earth 

UU Animal Ministry 

UU Common Read