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Resources for Building CUUPS Chapters

Creating a Covenant for Your Chapter

A covenant is a sacred promise for how your chapter and congregation will be in relationship with one another. It is a promise. Something all can count on to keep the relationship between chapter and congregation healthy and in right relations with one another.

Here are some resources for writing Covenants:

Covenant is Foundational to Congregational Polity
"Covenant is the silk that joins Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations, communities, and individuals together in a web of interconnection. The practice of promising to walk together is the precious core of our creedless faith.

“Covenant” is both a noun and a verb. It can be a written agreement among individual community members promising to behave in certain ways, and it can mean to engage in mutual promises with Spirit, with other people and communities."

Writing a Covenant Workshop
This is an outline for creating a session with everyone who is in your chapter and the congregational leadership to work out the covenant together.

Covenant of Right Relations

Do We Know What a Covenant Is? by Rev. Catherine Clarenbach
This blog post was written for the CUUPS blog "Nature's Sacred Journey".

Sample Chapter Covenants - Click Here

Reading Material for Building a Healthy & Welcoming CUUPS Chapter

The Well Grounded CUUPS Chapter by David Burwasser

CUUPS in the Twenty-First Century by Mary Ann Somerville

Breaking the Ice: Introducing Paganism to Your UU Congregation by David Burwasser

Don't Scare the Horses: Political Content in Pagan Liturgy by David Burwasser

Creating Effective Organizations for the Future by Jerrie Hildebrand

Working with the Media by Jerrie Hildebrand

Past Brochures

These were developed in 1999 and were used forchurch brochure racks, community events, or educational opportunities. Paganism and Earth-Centered Spirituality has shifted greatly since that time.

What is Paganism

What is CUUPS

Wheel of the Year

Men and Paganism

Women and Paganism

Celebrating Families

Ancient Roots, Modern Branches

CUUPS Chapter Groups

Facebook Group for Chapters

CUUPS Bulletin on Facebook

CUUPS Elist for Chapters

Books about Creating Healthy Pagan Groups

Antagonist in the Church by Kenneth C. Haugk

Covencraft: Witchcraft for Three or More by Amber K

Wicca Covens: How to Start and Organize Your Own by Judy Harrow

ChurchWorks by Anne Odin Heller