We aren't Unitarian Universalists in isolation. Ever since the Cambridge Platform of 1648, we've recognized the need to gather together in groups of congregations - to learn from each other, to help each other, to grow together. Therefore, I think it's critical that we maintain our associational connections, in informal relationships, as well as at the cluster, regional, and UUA levels.
I served on the Board of Directors of the Joseph Priestley District until we dissolved in March of 2019 as the UUA moved toward a regional structure. I was honored to have been able to serve during this time.
I have recently been nominated to serve on the UUA's Commission on Appraisal and will begin my service with the COA pending the vote at the 2019 General Assembly in Spokane, WA.
I also serve on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship. The UUCF has been serving the liberal Christian community for about 70 years.
Clergy also need to be in community with one another. I'm currently a member of the Chesapeake chapter of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association. As we are called to serve one another, I currently chair the committee that plans the ministers' spring retreat.
The Joseph Priestley District Board - July, 2017