Membership in the UUMA is open to those in ministerial fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) and those in candidate status with the UUA's Ministerial Fellowship Committee. Acceptance in the UUMA Acceptance of membership in the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association entails agreement by the member to abide by the UUMA’s Constitution & Bylaws and Code of Professional Practice which can be found here.
To apply/register as a member: Fill out a membership application by first selecting the proper category below. You may also submit your application by mail. Click here to download a
membership application (PDF). Your application will be forwarded to the UUMA Executive Committee for their consideration at their next meeting. Descriptions of the current membership categories and dues amounts follow.
Click here for an explanation of the dues structure including discounts and waivers
All Unitarian Universalist ministers granted fellowship by the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the UUA; and such other ministers serving Unitarian Universalist institutions, who meet our generally accepted academic standards.
UUMA members in good standing who retire from the active ministry as defined by the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee shall be granted life membership. To complete the paperwork for retirement through the MFC visit: http://www.uua.org/careers/ministers/transitions/21144.shtml. Retired members must submit a request for life membership to the UUMA Office. Dues payments are optional for life members. In case of any question about life membership status, the decision of the Executive Board shall be final.
Students who have attained Candidate status with the Ministerial Fellowship Committee shall be eligible for Candidate membership. Such membership shall be non-voting and include such privileges as the Executive Committee may determine, but shall include the right to attend UUMA meetings and to be covered by the provisions of the Code of Professional Practice.
Associate members have all the privileges and responsibilities of membership. No person in regular membership shall be involuntarily moved to Associate status except as provided by these bylaws. Associate membership shall be restricted to:A. Ordained ministers whose primary fellowship is not with the UUA. B. Other ordained ministers as determined by the Board of Trustees.
To apply as an Associate member: An initial application for membership is to include a UUMA membership application, annual dues, three letters of reference from ministers in fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association, including at least one local UUMA chapter leader, and a letter from the applicant describing their present practice of Unitarian Universalist ministry.
For the annual renewal of an Associate membership: Please submit, in addition to dues, one letter from you stating that your practice of ministry hasn't changed since the time you were approved as a member. If you have undertaken some other form of ministry in the meantime, we would like you to re-apply, with a letter from your self and three colleagues who are in fellowship with the UUA.
TBV stands for "To Be Voted" - the TBV status will be removed from your membership once it is approved by the executive committee. Membership in TBV status have the same rights and responsibilities as other members of that category.