Unitarian Universalist Glossary


We UUs (Unitarian Universalists) are very fond of creating acronyms and jargon.
Here is a list to help you through our alphabet soup:

  • AIW - Actions of Immediate Witness, events of immediate political concern to this annual assembly.

  • APF - Annual Program Fund of the UUA.

  • B & G - Building and Grounds

  • BOLD Justice -Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice

  • BOT - The UUA Board of Trustees.

  • CFP - Lifenet4Families - Cooperative Feeding Program of Broward

  • CLF - The Church of the Larger Fellowship.

  • Cluster - Any of several geographic subdivisions of a UUA District.

  • COL - Circle of Light Christian Group at the River of Grass UU Congregation.

  • COM - Committe on Ministry

  • CON - a Teen Conference held by YRUU.

  • CSAI - Congregational Study/Action Issues which may later be voted upon as a UUA Statement of Conscience or SOC.

  • CSW - Commission on Social Witness shepherds CSAI through our legislative process.

  • CU2C2 - Council of Unitarian Universalist Camps & Conferences.

  • CUUPS - Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans.

  • DFD - Director of Faith Development, new name for DRE.

  • District - Any one of 20 geographic subdivisions of the UUA.

  • DR - District Representative, appointed leader of a UUA District.

  • DRE - Director of Religious Education.

  • EFI - Endowment Funds, Inc of UUCFL

  • GA - General Assembly, annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists.

  • GLBT - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender.

  • GRID - An event is "On the Grid" when you must show your GA Registration to get in.

  • HUUPLA - Hard Core Unitarian Universalist Peoples Large Assembly, a gathering to keep the Youth Caucus and their sponsors updated on what's unfolding at GA.

  • OWL - Our Whole Lives, a life-span sexuality curriculum created by the UUA and United Church of Christ or UCC.

  • PC - Planning Committee that prepares the agenda for each GA.

  • PC - Political Correctness, the right thing to say as of this moment.

  • Plenary - Complete in all respects.

  • RE - Religious Education, for children, teens and adults.

  • ROG - River of Grass Unitarian Congregation located in the western half of this county.

  • SLT - Service of the Living Tradition, held Thursday at 8 PM. Don't miss it.

  • SOC - Statement of Conscience, voted on by the delegates at this assembly.

  • SUUSI - The Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute.

  • SWIM - The Southeast Unitarian Universalist Winter Institute at Miami.

  • UUA - The Unitarian Unitarian Association.

  • UUBF - Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship.

  • UUCF - Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship.

  • UUCFL - The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale.

  • UUMA - The Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association.

  • UUSC - The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

  • YC - Youth Caucus, the umbrella term for all youth (ages 14-20) programming that happens at General Assembly.

  • YRUU - Young Religious Unitarian Universalists, our teen program.

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