membership benefits


The benefits of LREDA membership are many, both for the religious educator and for the congregation served.  Here are just a few of those benefits:
  • Fellowship of colleagues who share your professional vision

  • Local LREDA Chapter membership, both here on and—when available—in person

  • Continuing education and opportunities for professional growth and renewal: Annual Fall Conference, Pre-GA Professional Day, and the Sophia Lyon Fahs Lecture at GA. Registration fees are discounted for members.

  • Financial Aid is available for members to attend our Fall Conference, take Renaissance Modules, and assist with the cost of the Religious Education Credentialing Program

  • Continental leadership opportunities

  • Advocacy for the profession of religious education through Good Offices Support, Representation on the Council of Church Staff Finance, and the LREDA UUA Board Observer

  • Professional Standards and Guidelines 

  • Participation in special Task Forces and Interest Groups

  • Access to newsletters and informational e-mailings with updates on topics of interest

  • Access to the members-only area of, and LREDA-L, an e-mail list serve where members can discuss professional issues

  • Access to LREDA LARGE membership (for those serving Large RE Programs) and LREDA Small (for those serving small congregations)

  • Various publications of use to religious education professionals
Please note:  

Our membership year is from July 1 to June 30.  Members joining or renewing after April 1 will receive membership for the next year. 

Members who have not renewed by December 1 will be lapsed.

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