The CAUUC Fall Conference will be held on Saturday, October 17th 9:30am-11:00am and be conducted via Zoom video conference.  There is NO FEE required to participate.

CONFERENCE TOPIC:  Bigger than the Building: Membership Engagement During a Pandemic

We are six months into the pandemic. Our congregations have worked hard at creating a new normal. We are grateful to be part of a faith that honors and respects science, and to have wise leaders who listen to the experts. We also know that offering programs and events exclusively online isn’t meaningful for everyone. How do we continue to offer touchpoints for those in our congregations who need community more than ever? How can we help all people engage deeply with each other and our faith at a time when we are so isolated?


Marie Luna is the Director of Congregational Life at the Fox Valley UU Fellowship in Appleton, WI, where she has been on staff for 15 years.  She also is founder and leader of the UU Association of Membership Professionals, a professional group for anyone who is passionate about membership, welcome, and engagement in our congregations.  She has led programs and workshops for many congregations, as well as at Regional and General Assembly.

Interested in more information about Maria?  See her UUA web page



We are planning to conduct virtual networking session for our affinity groups to build relationships and encourage collaboration across the region because we can get more done together!  Affinity Groups(S) meet-ups provide opportunities to learn and share best practices, discuss opportunities to collaborate, and provide mutual support as we work to foster member engagement during pandemic times.  Our Affinity Groups include:

  • Young Adults
  • Social Justice / Environmental Justice / Social Action
  • Board and Leadership Development
  • Religious Education (Children’s RE & Adult Faith Development)
  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Membership/Welcoming
  • Stewardship/Fundraising
  • Social Media/Web/Communications
  • Tech Team

Questions? Contact your local CAUUC representative or Mike Gilley ( with any questions.

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Please complete registration now or by October 16th so we can plan for your participation!

WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 9:30am-11:00pm conference 
WHERE: Zoom Video Conference.  Register to receive the URL.
Time Topic
9:30am Opening and welcome
9:40am Intros and breakouts
9:50am Worship
10:00 am Keynote
10:20am Brief Break
10:25am Affinity Group Breakout Session
10:45am Affinity Groups report back to the large group
11:00am Closing

Please click on the registration button to register for the conference!