The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough was founded in 1995 by a stalwart and diverse group of UUs who had been practicing and meeting in Durham. Seeing the need for an anchor of liberal faith in this area, they desired to seed a congregation in Northern Orange County. After five years of meeting over potluck dinners and in borrowed spaces, they purchased the land at 1710 Old NC 10 and began building was is currently our beloved, modest, worship space. The Articles fo Association, established in 1995, were written with a dedication to equal voices and no centralized source of power. Using consensus in decision-making was foundational. 
The congregation grew and hired its first quarter-time minister in 2001. By 2011, the call for a full-time minister was made. As the congregation grew, a need for more meeting space grew, and the congregation purchased two yurts to accommodate the growing youth groups. In 2018, the congregation implemented Policy Governance, a way of conducting business and making decisions that allowed for more professional leadership and clarity in volunteer versus paid positions. The congregation has weathered many storms, including the current pandemic which caused us to close our doors in March 2020 and go completely online. Our pledges fell and we lost our minister. After 20 years of professional leadership, we are once again lay-led. We have a strong core of leaders on the Ministry Council and the Governance Council. Our Sunday Worship Services are joyful and meaningful. We make beautiful music and do amazing social justice work in the community. We fully expect to be able to begin the process to hire a new minister in Spring 2022, and until then, we are thriving. We invite you to join us.