Special concern! The current use and cleaning policy for the use of the UUFN building and parking lot are available in the following documents:

UUFN Building Policy and Interior Building Cleaning Protocol-1.

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 depends on a timely budgeting process.

Please make January your team/committee financial planning month. Consider your team/committee plans for congregational year 2020-2021 and what money you will need to accomplish your goals. Provide your budget to the treasurer at treasurer@uufn.org by the end of January. Your input will be compiled into the goal for the Stewardship campaign in March and then the proposed budget (for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021), which will be presented for approval at the Annual Meeting in May. A link to the timeline for the budget process is provided below.

Timeline for UUFN FY2020-2021 Budget


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

LRP Action Plan Goals By Committee – Sheet1

Assessment of LRP Action Plan Progress 2020 Goal by Goal

UUFN Chair Report Template

UUFN_Chair_Report_Template (2019-2020)

Access to bylaws

UUFN Bylaws as amended on May 5, 2019

Board Meeting Minutes


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January  February  March  April   May   June

Minutes for Congregational Meetings

Spring 2019  Fall 2019  Winter 2020  Spring 2020  Fall 2020

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

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

Essential Email List