We are a self-governing and self-supporting congregation. This means FPD has a form of church governance based on the local congregation, not a hierarchy of bishops (episcopal polity) or an assembly of congregational representatives that exercise authority over individual congregations (presbyterian polity). Each local congregation within Unitarian Universalism in the U.S. is independent, self-funded, and governed by its own members.
Once they officially join the church, members can participate in church governance discussions and voting. After a year of membership, a person may serve as an elected officers (Trustee, Treasurer, Clerk, etc.).
We are a member congregation of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and of the Association’s New England Region.