The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark (UUFN) is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), which is an association of congregations which have covenanted with each other to affirm and support its Principles [link to UU Principles and Sources]. Governance of UUFN and UUA is based on the principle of use of the democratic process in accordance with their bylaws which were adopted by their members (respectively). Each congregation in the UUA has congregational polity (autonomous self governance).

The members of UUFN and the UUA elect their leaders at their (respective) annual meetings. UUFN and the UUA are each governed by a Board of Trustees (BOT) with executive officers. The BOTs employ staff in accord with job descriptions and employment agreements. Ministerial staff have a special relationship in that they are "called" by a vote of the members of the congregation. The UUA staff have a main service center in Boston MA and regional locations throughout the country. UUFN is in the Central East Region, which includes congregations in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. Each congregation has a primary UUA staff contact person. 

UUFN and other UU congregations of the Delmarva peninsula (the Delmarva UU Cluster) send representatives to meet regularly (usually at six week intervals) to exchange information, promote cooperation and plan joint activities.  The Delmarva UU Cluster sponsors an annual retreat, beach day, booth at Delaware [LGBTQ] Pride Day, and promotes attendance at the UUA General Assembly (the annual business meeting of representatives of the member congregations), participation in Chalice Lighters (a individual donation funded grant program to support growth activities of UU congregations [of the congregations of the former JPD], publicizes training workshops provided by UUA staff locally or regionally and at webinars.

The Delmarva UU Cluster supported the establishment of the UU Delaware Action Network (UUDAN), a legislative-based ministry.  The purpose of UUDAN is to educate, mobilize, and coordinate UUs on advocacy for social justice issues in the State of Delaware in coalition with other advocacy
Membership in UUDAN is open to any person who lives in Delaware, self-identifies as UU (congregational membership is not required) and supports UUDAN’s purpose (no dues/payment from individuals are required). See for more information and to join.