Congregational Certification of Membership now available
|Posted on Nov 17 2009 at 7:53 AM|
The Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA) online Congregational Certification of Membership system is now ready to certify your congregation's membership and statistical information! In addition, congregations are invited to participate in the Congregational Poll, which decides whether to admit a revised Draft Statement of Conscience (SOC) on Peacemaking to the final General Assembly (GA) 2010 agenda, and which proposed Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAI) to admit to the final GA 2010 agenda.
The certified membership number is the basis for determining the number of voting delegates for a UUA member congregation at GA 2010, and for calculating a congregation's Annual Program Fund Fair Share (FY 2011) contribution to the UUA.
The online form for Certification of Membership includes a Congregational Poll ballot to determine whether the Draft Statement of Conscience (SOC) on Peacemaking will appear on the Final Agenda for General Assembly 2010. In order for this SOC to appear on the Agenda, the UUA requires a minimum of 25% of certified congregations participate in the ballot vote. Also available is a form to submit comments on the SOC, and a poll is available to allow participating congregations to select up to five of the proposed Congregational Study/Action Issues (CSAI's) for the 2010-2014 Social Witness Cycle. More information about these polls can be found after logging in to the congregation's account.
For those who wish to submit information in time for the February 1, 2010 (5 PM PST) deadline, follow these steps:
- log in to your congregation's Data Services account. Visit
- Then enter your congregation ID and password. Your congregation's four-digit ID number is available in any copy of the UUA Directory, or you can find it by searching for your congregation at www.uua.org/cong <http://www.uua.org/cong> . If you don't know your congregation's password, click the "Forgot your password?" link, and you will receive an email message with instructions to reset the password. After logging in, the updater is asked to enter his or her name.
For more information, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions web page: www.uua.org/leaders/dataservices/frequentlyasked
For more information on the congregational study action issues process or the proposed UUA Statement of Conscience, go to http://www.uua.org/csw <http://www.uua.org/csw> for links to the Poll and Comment Form and a look at proposed CSAIs. At least 25% of congregations must participate in Poll for the Draft SOC or the Proposed CSAIs to be place on the Final GA 2010 Agenda.Back