Massachusetts Bay District

The Massachusetts Bay District is made up of 53 congregations in the Greater Boston Area. Each Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation is a member of  the Unitarian Universalist Association, yet each congregation is a self-governing community. Alternatively called a church, a society, or a fellowship, each congregation adopts its own bylaws, elects its own officers, approves its own budget, and either ordains its own minister or is lay led. Congregations can be small – fewer than 20 members – or large – more than a thousand members. 

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MBD Congregations

District Dues 

Mass Bay District dues are calculated at the rate of $19 per reported congregational member for the fiscal year which runs July 1 to June 30. This rate will remain the same for FY16 which runs from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. Payments can be made payable to "Massachusetts Bay District" and mailed to: 182 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Visit this link for news on the UUA Annual Program Fund (APF) rates for 2015-2016. Did you know that your congregation's contribution to the UUA's Annual Program Fund (APF) results in a grant back to the Mass Bay District?  Read more about this district grant at:


Board of Directors 

Terms begin at the conclusion of each Annual Meeting.

  • President/Chair, heather [dot] concannon [at] gmail [dot] com (Rev. Heather Concannon) (2017), UUAC of Sherborn, MA
  • Vice President/Chief Governance Officer, frank [at] uuhaverhill [dot] org (Rev. Frank Clarkson) (2017), UU Church in Haverhill, MA
  • Secretary, melindaandharris [at] gmail [dot] com (Melinda Collins), Milton, MA
  • giatisfp [at] gmail [dot] com (Kiki Giatis) (2018), First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, MA 
  • melindaandharris [at] gmail [dot] com (Melinda Collins) (2018), First Parish in Milton, Unitarian Universalist 
  • artnava66 [at] gmail [dot] com (Art Nava) (2018), Arlington Street Church, Boston 
  • jprohan [at] verizon [dot] net (Jacki Rohan) (Interim Term, 2016), First Unitarian Society in Newton, MA
  • David P. Ropeik (2018), First Parish in Concord, MA

Adjunct Officers

  • Treasurer, jhstat [at] comcast [dot] net (Jim Staton) (2015), First Church in Belmont,UU
  • Moderator, lbarrettgraham [at] gmail [dot] com (Laura Graham) (2016), First Parish in Concord, MA

Nominating Committee 

  • jlaurenson [at] rcn [dot] com (John Laurenson) (2016), First Parish UU, Arlington
  • laghalot4 [at] hotmail [dot] com (Matt Meyer) (2017), First Church of Jamaica Plain UU
  • kslnet [at] yahoo [dot] com (Karin Lin) (2018), First Parish in Cambridge, MA
  • lauraruthrandall [at] yahoo [dot] com (Rev. Laura Randall) (2016), UU Area Church of Sherborn, MA
  • kellywaj [at] gmail [dot] com (Rev. Kelly Weisman Asprooth-Jackson) (2016), First Parish Beverly, MA


Bylaws & Annual Meeting Documents 

2016 Annual Meeting Delegate Resources

  1. Annual Meeting Notice
  2. Annual Meeting Agenda
  3. Clara Barton and Mass Bay District Annual Meeting Minutes Fiscal-Year 2014-2015
  4. Resolution for Dissolution on which we will vote
  5. Frequently Asked Questions regarding the process of dissolving the district as a legal entity
  6. Testimonials regarding the first year of Regionalization
  7. Year-to-date Balance Sheet
  8. Year-to-date Budget versus Actual 

MBD Bylaws were approved at Annual Meeting, April 13, 2008.  At the Districts Assembly on April 27, 2013, it was formally recognized that MBD bylaws will require revamping to reflect changing structures and processes as we move toward regionalization in New England.