The Unitarian Church of Norfolk (UCN) is a member in good standing of the Unitarian Universalist Association, often called the “UUA.” . The Association was founded in 1961, the combination of the American Unitarian Association (founded in 1825) and the Universalist Church of America (first organized in 1778).
Most congregations within our association choose to call themselves “Unitarian”, “Universalist” or “Unitarian Universalist” to reflect the congregation’s origins and mission. They may be called “Church”, “Congregation”, “Society”, “Fellowship”, “Meeting”, “Temple” or whatever the congregation wishes.
Over 1000 congregations are members of the UUA. The UUA serves these congregations with religious education curricula, publications, and guidance for professional development. The nation-wide organization meets annually in June at a General Assembly.
Unitarian Church of Norfolk participates in the activities of the Southern Region of the UUA [http://uuasouthernregion.org/.] There are 26 Unitarian Universalist congregations in Virginia.
In addition to the UUA, there are many independent organizations serving Unitarian Universalism. Many of our congregants attend the Southeast Region Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute, called SUUSI, a week long summer camp for Unitarian Universalists of all ages.
Also, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, or UUSC [uusc.org] provides focus for charitable service world-wide.