The Pacific Central District (PCD) is a member of the Pacific Western Region, one of five regional bodies of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Our 37 member congregations are in northern Nevada, northern California, and Hawaii, giving us an official membership of 6,306 Unitarian Universalists (as of February, 2015). We are the home to two emerging congregations, Live Oak UU Fellowship in Alameda, CA, and the Unitarian Universalists of West Hawaii, in Kailua-Kona, HI, along with members of the Church of the Larger Fellowship. We are also home to two seminaries, the Starr King School for the Ministry and the Pacific School of Religion.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide services and resources that will grow the District in terms of its membership, the deepening of our faith, the effectiveness of our structures, and the power of our service to the wider world.

Governance

The PCD is run by a partnership of professional and volunteer leadership. An elected, 7-member Board of Directors governs us. The voting board members are elected to two-year terms at the Annual Meeting.

Funding

The operating budget is $290,166.00 for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year. Funds come from PCD congregational pledges, UUA grants, UUA allotments, income from meetings and conferences, the Bruml Bequest, and other miscellaneous sources. A full 54% of our operating revenue comes directly from our “fair share” congregations. Thank you!

The PCD Annual Program Fund amount for Fiscal year 2017-2018 is $29/member. The UUA Annual Program Fund amount will remain at $60/member.

Did you know that the UUA awards grants to the districts based on their percentage of Fair Share giving? The Basic Grant is 11% of the District’s percentage of Fair Share attained, up to 100%, times the total amount the district contributed to the Association in the prior year. Additional grants are awarded based on the percentage of dollars raised and the percentage of contributing congregations.