The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark (UUFN) is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), which is an association of congregations which have covenanted with each other to affirm and support its Principles.

UUFN governance is based on the principle of use of the democratic process in accordance with our bylaws which were adopted by their members. Our Board of Directors consists of the President, President-Elect, Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two members at large for a total of 7 board members. The minister is an ex-officio member of the board (voice without vote).


Each congregation in the UUA has Congregational polity (autonomous self governance).


Effective Governance is only possible with documents. In order to help understand our governance please use the links below.


2018-19 Annual Report

UUFN Annual Report 2018-2019

Long Range Plan

2019 LRP Action Plan Final Feb 2019

UUFN Chair Report Template

UUFN_Chair_Report_Template (2019-2020)

UUFN Organization


Access to bylaws

UUFN Bylaws as amended on May 5, 2019

Board Meeting Minutes 2018

Sept.12 Board Meeting Minutes

November 14, 2018 UUFN Board of Directors Meeting

December 17 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

June 4, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

August 2019 Board Minutes – FINAL

Communications is another essential aspect of effective governance. The UUFN maintains a list of email addresses.

To determine who to contact for various concerns, please click on the following link.

Essential Email List