Google Groups: An Easier Way to Connect

For many years, CUC has used Yahoo groups to help UUs communicate, have discussions, ask questions and share resources. We are switching to Google groups for convenience – Yahoo requires that an invitation be sent to an individual, and that invitation has to be accepted before a member can be added to a group. Google allows us to directly add members to a group, which makes it easier for CUC staff to keep group memberships current.

Three new Google groups have recently been created:

  • CUC Newsletter Editors for congregational editors
  • CUC Administrators for congregational administrators
  • CUC Leaders, which combines 3 Yahoo groups – leaders, current presidents and current ministers.

If you are in one of the categories above, you will have received an email notifying you of your membership in the relevant Google group. To request membership in one of these groups, please send an email to To unsubscribe from any Google group, scroll to the bottom of the group email and click on the ‘unsubscribe’ button.

Role-specific email addresses: In a previous eNews edition, we suggested that email addresses should be linked to congregational roles rather than individuals, for example or We thank those who have changed their emails systems to accommodate this, as it helps ensure that your congregation’s leaders receive CUC communications. If you haven’t yet done this, we recommend doing so.