Congregational Programs

Our congregational programs are designed for small congregations:

  • With approximately 100 or less members,
  • Who are willing to share resources and best practices between BridgesUU and other BridgesUU Communities, and
  • Looking for staffing support. Our covenantal programs are not to replace current staffing or to cut staffing but rather supplement staffing shortages that the congregation is not able to financially provide for itself.

Our Covenantal Programs

We provide opportunities for your community to develop deeper relationships and connections through collaboration, sharing of resources and programming, leadership development, justice training, youth and young adult outreach, other ministerial, and administrative services.

We currently offer several programs to meet all your congregational needs.

Our Congregational Management Program is designed for the community with limited administrative staffing. We will support your community’s administrative and operational functions by lifting the weight of running the day to day business of your congregational staff and leadership. 

What’s included?
  • Congregational Administrator (M-Th 8am-12pm PT)
  • Accounts Payables and Receivables
  • Bookkeeping & Accounting Services
  • Communications, Website & Social Media Management
  • Digital Assessment Management
  • Human Resources & Payroll
  • Membership Database Management

Optional (Select Three)

  • Programs
    • Creative Arts Program
    • LifeSpan Learning Program
    • Progressive Interfaith Alliance Program
    • UUs for Racial Justice Program
  • Packages
    • Stewardship and Fundraising
    • Governance and Leadership Development
    • Music Library (additional external licensing fees may apply)
Annual Pledge:
  • $24,000, and 
  • Member of BridgesUU Vision and Values Team.
Our Congregational Development Program is designed for the community that is looking to grow in depth, numbers, and stewardship. We will support your community’s development of growth initiatives.

What’s Included
  • Branding and Marketing Development
  • Adult Covenant Group Coordination 
  • High School Youth and Young Adult Community Development
  • BIPOC Outreach Ministry 
  • Community Partner Based Justice Program
  • Fundraising Program Development
Annual Pledge
  • $5,000, and 
  • Member of BridgesUU Vision and Values Team.
Our Ministerial Support Program is designed for the community without a minister or a less than three-quarter time minister. We will support your minister and / or community by providing supplemental ministerial services.

What’s Included
  • Adult LifeSpan Learning Opportunities
  • Spiritual and Pastoral Care (After hours and Time Off)
  • Creative Arts – Worship and Music Resources and Templates
  • Governance and Leadership Education
Annual Pledge
  • $5,000, and
  • Member of BridgesUU Vision and Values Team.
Our Creative Arts Program is designed for the community that has limited “Sunday” staffing. We will support your community’s weekly “Sunday” worship services with everything you need to feed your community’s Sunday Celebrations.

What’s Included
  • Live and Pre-Recorded Sermons
  • Music Resource Library
  • Worship Scripts and Templates
  • Seasonal and Annual Thematic Services
  • Discussion Reflection Questions for Fellowship Hour
Annual Pledge
  • $5,000, and
  • Member BridgesUU Vision and Values Team, or
  • BridgesUU Creative Arts Team.
Our LifeSpan Learning Program is designed for the community with limited Religious Education staffing. We will provide your community with LifeSpan learning opportunities for all ages. 

What’s Included
  • Age Appropriate Sexual Education
  • Focusing On Our Youth (Time For All Ages) Resources
  • Justice Education
  • Plug and Play Curriculum
  • UU Theology and History
Annual Pledge
  • $5,000, and
  • Member BridgesUU Vision and Values Team, or
  • BridgesUU LifeSpan Team.
Our Progressive Interfaith Alliance Program is designed for the community committed to social justice. We will provide you with templates, resources, and support to become a Justice hub in your local community.

What’s Included
  • Assistance with developing connections to local religious and civic leaders
  • Needs Assessment Tool
  • Community Organizing Resources
Annual Pledge
  • $3,000, and
  • Member BridgesUU Vision and Values Team, or
  • BridgesUU Progressive Interfaith Alliance Team.
Our UUs for Racial Justice Program is designed for ANY SIZE community committed to doing the internal work of rooting out racial bias within the congregation systems and congregational life. Making a pledge to this community is a form of reparations for harm that we as UUs have perpetuated upon our BIPOC siblings in the past. This pledge will be in support of the nationwide ministry of The Mountain Top: A UU BIPOC Ministry.

What’s Included
  • The Mountain Top UU Community Minister
  • Resources on rooting out systematic racism in our congregations
  • Support of The Mountain Top UU
  • The history of UU participation in systematic racism.
  • Assessment on congressional bias
  • Annual “Sunday” service by The Mountain Top UU minister and team
Annual Pledge
  • $2,000 – $10,000 (sliding scale based on congressional size and budget), and 
  • 5% of membership as UUs for Racial Justice Individual Partners, and
  • Member of UUs for Racial Justice Team, and
  • Support of Monthly UUs for Racial Justice meetings, and
  • Support of The Mountain Top UU activities.