The UU system of governance is based not on ecclesiastical authority, but democracy. All “big” decisions are vested in the congregation as a whole. Our Congregation is governed by bylaws which establish a group of seven members, the Board of Trustees, and a number of standing and other committees to conduct business in their designated areas of interest. Our group is characterized by active lay participation in all areas.

We participate in the wider UU community through our membership in the UUA New York Metropolitan District, and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).

Groups Chartered by the Congregation’s By-Laws

Board of Trustees provides day-to-day direction of our Congregation’s property, employees, calendar, and business affairs.

Executive Team plans Board of Trustees agenda and also considers administrative items that do not require the attention of the full Board.

Buildings and Grounds Team
Membership Team
Nominating Team
Religious Education Ministry Team
Stewardship Team


Read about opportunities for service.

  • Aesthetics Team
  • Adult Programming
  • Archivist
  • Caring Circle
  • Music Ministry and UUCD Choir
  • Social Action Council
  • Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen
  • Immigrant Justice Team
  • 8th Principle Action Group
  • Team Green
  • Safe Congregation Team
  • Sunday Services Ministry
  • Women’s Retreat Planning Team
  • Book Conversations
  • Knitting Ministry
  • Men Conversing over Coffee
  • Spiritually Speaking
  • Women on Our Own
  • Young Adults of UUCD