Our Governing Structure
The authority of the church comes from the congregation. Members meet once a year to vote on a budget and carry out other church business. Day-to-day operations are overseen by an 11-member board of trustees that meets the second Thursday of each Month to discuss church issues. The meetings are open to everyone and are held in the Parish Hall.
A Council of Committees also meets about three times a year to enhance our
work together as a whole. We are a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association
(UUA) in Boston, Mass. Our congregation, like other Unitarian Universalist
congregations, acts independently of the UUA. We voice our opinions on national
and international issues through an annual referendum held by the national
We, the members of the Board of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Saco
and Biddeford, covenant together to act compassionately and honestly in relation
to one another.
We are committed to creating a place of trust, support and learning where open
mindedness and respect are part of our spiritual practice.