Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

Congregational Award Winners

Unitarian Universalist congregational support enables UUSC to thrive as a powerful voice for justice. Through our congregational awards, we proudly honor the congregations sustaining our work through exceptional levels of giving and membership. UUSC congregational awards are awarded annually, after the closing of UUSC’s fiscal year (June 30).

View our 2019 Honor Congregations (pdf).

Congregational Membership Support Honor Rolls

The following awards recognize exceptional levels of individual UUSC memberships within a congregation:

Creating Justice Banner Society celebrates congregations with 25–49 percent* UUSC membership.

Vision of Justice Banner Society celebrates congregations with 50–74 percent* UUSC membership.

Beacon of Justice Banner Society celebrates congregations with 75–99 percent* UUSC membership.

Spirit of Justice Chalice Society celebrates those extraordinary congregations with 100 percent* UUSC membership.

* Calculation of congregational membership awards: The total number of UUSC memberships which begin and expire during the fiscal year (July 1–June 30) is compared to the total number of congregation members published by the UUA.

Congregation Institutional Giving Awards

The following awards recognize congregations that consecrate their commitment to justice and to human rights through a gift to UUSC from their own congregational operating budget. Such gifts institutionalize a UU church’s commitment to justice and human rights through the work of UUSC. Congregational corporate giving does not qualify the congregation or its members for UUSC membership.

Helen Fogg Chalice Award celebrates congregations that contribute a gift equal to $25 per church member through their own congregational operating budget.

James Luther Adams Award celebrates congregations that contribute at least $1 for each member of its congregation through their own operating budget.

How to make congregational gifts to UUSC

When sending in any congregational gift, please clearly note what the gift is (i.e., donation from congregational budget) and send it in time to be counted toward the correct fiscal year. Mail your donation to:

PO Box 808
Newark, NJ 07101-0808

If you have questions or would like to learn more about congregational membership and giving awards, please contact Laura Randall at lrandall @