Unitarian Universalist churches are an association of congregations, each governed by elected leadership. In turn, that leadership collaborates with clergypersons and other members of staff to ensure the smooth running of the church. We have no popes or bishops. We practice what is known as “congregational polity” which is a fancy way of saying that ultimately, it is the people in the congregation who are in charge. They in turn, serve the mission of the church. We have a Board of Trustees, responsible for the big picture: Mission and Vision, Budget, Personnel, Long Range Planning, and Policy. The staff creates and implements programming at the church often in collaboration with lay persons. 

For more information on the Governance Tree and the structure of UUCE Governance, See the Governance Tree page. 

Bylaws

Click to view the current UUCE Bylaws. Updated 06/02/2019.

Proposed changes are coming, to be voted on at this year’s Annual Meeting.
The Bylaws Committee is holding two forums in early May to discuss the proposed updates.

Join them on Zoom on Monday, May 9, at 6pm and on Saturday, May 14 at 11am.
Click here to join either meeting: https://tinyurl.com/uuce-bylaws-forums-2022 

Review the proposed changes here. 

Policies

UUCE Governing Policies – Last Updated August 21, 2018

Safe Congregation Procedures

Endowment Fund Policy (updated April 2022)

Budget

Click Here to view the budget for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

Please contact Treasurer Susan Oldland with any questions, she can be reached by email at treasurer@uueugene.org.

And thank you for your support of the church.

Annual Reports

Our Annual Reports are compiled each year over the month of May, and are published in early June. They are one of the ways we celebrate our accomplishments and reflect on where we can grow and improve.