Denominational Affairs Committee (DAC)

Denominational Affairs Committee (DAC)

The mission of the Denominational Affairs Committee (DAC) is to encourage the members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock to develop and experience a larger understanding of themselves as Unitarian Universalists on a national and international level, and to facilitate the inter-relationship between UUCSR and the wider denomination and its affiliates.

The goals of the committee are threefold:

To encourage UUCSR members to experience and express their faith in a broader dimension through attendance at local, district, national and international conferences within the denomination and its outside affiliates
To provide opportunities to UUCSR members to educate themselves regarding denominational initiatives and concerns so that they may be congregational leaders
To be a conduit for the flow of communication and information between the congregation and the larger denomination and affiliates.

DAC welcomes Shelter Rock members to become more involved. Join the committee and help to communicate what’s happening in the local, county, state, national and international UU world! Shelter Rock is not an isolated congregation hidden in the woods up a long driveway. We are not alone! The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA), the Long Island Area Council (LIAC), the UN and International Office, our Partner Church in Csikszereda, Transylvania, and the UU Service Committee (UUSC) need us to share their news!

Please contact DAC Chair Barry Nobel at 516.318.2740 or

Important UU Organizations and Programs

Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA

The UUA is the umbrella group of Unitarian Universalist organizations, providing support for all Unitarian, Universalist, and UU congregations in North America. It the leadership body of the UU denomination.

UUA International Office

Includes work at the United Nations and around the world.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee provides relief and advocacy for underrepresented communities.

Long Island Area Council (LIAC)

Long Island Area Council is the organization for congregations on Long Island.

Partner Church Program

Denominational Affairs Committee

Barry Nobel

Janet Bendowitz
Richard Bock
Elena Litescu
Carol McHugh
Ruth M. Reeves
Rick Schwartz
Latifa Woodhouse