What is Our Ministry?
Community ministry addresses the social and spiritual needs of people and organizations outside the direct care of congregations.
The Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries (UUSCM) is a Unitarian Universalist movement of lay ministers & ordained clergy committed to promoting a broad spectrum of healing and social justice ministries.
Inspired by the religious values expressed in the Seven Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association, our work is guided by the UUSCM Code of Practice. Our practices bring knowledge, compassion and healing to the people in our care informed by our training and life experiences.
Community Ministers may be Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Spiritual Directors, University or Theological School Faculty, Social Justice Activists, Denominational Officials, or practitioners of a wide range of other activities.
All members of UUSCM must be members in good standing of a Unitarian Universalist Congregation. While rare exceptions are possible, all have a reference from their parish minister in addition to other references. Please refer to Guide to Best Practices for Community Ministry.