Mission Statement

Eliot Institute creates and supports an intentional, inclusive community of celebration, friendship, and joy with opportunities for exploration, spirituality, and growth for Unitarian Universalists, their families and friends 

Unitarian Universalist Principles            

We embrace the principles of the UUA to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Organizational Goals

  • To build a strong organization with dedicated leadership.
  • To nurture and mentor new leaders and to offer meaningful volunteer opportunities.
  • To develop an enduring, shared vision.
  • To maintain effective communication and feedback, clear understanding of our mission, and positive conflict resolution.
  • To protect leaders, staff and volunteers from unfair criticism, overload, and liability.
  • To encourage the evolution of the Eliot Institute.


The Directors of the Eliot Institute Board are elected volunteers. The Board is responsible for planning and directing the conferences, for providing organizational and financial management, and for fulfilling the mission and upholding the values of Eliot Institute. The Administrative Staff is employed by the Board to carry out the administrative functions of the organization. Staff members uphold Eliot Institute's mission and values.

Eliot News

==> Had an amazing week in the Young Adult Program! It tied in really well with the theme of the speaker, while also being quite unique. The coordinators were so great and kept things very fun! We had tons of variety in the activities we did each day, and when we had group discussions they both contributed comments and thoughts as well which I found really amazing and have never experienced that in the program before so that was great!!!
Young Adult from British Columbia