Events and Opportunities for Unitarian Unversalist youth and young adults

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  • ELECTION: 2017 Youth Observers to the UUA BoT

    VOTE YOUR CHOICE BY APRIL 10, 2017   Learn about the voting process for the Youth Observer to the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees here. (Remember, youth vote as a block with their youth group.) Read their candidate statement here. Watch the videos by Aine Hunt and Tanner Linden explaining why they want to be your Youth Observer to the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees. (The videos appear in alphabetical order.) Access the On-line Ballot here. Or the paper ballot here.

  • Be a Delegate at GA 2017

    Did you know youth who are members of their congregation can represent their congregation at General Assembly by serving as delegates and voting in General Session (aka “Previously Plenary” aka “GenSesh” aka the way we conduct the business of the association)? Talk to your congregation’s leaders as soon as you can to start the process. They may be able to financially support your way to General Assembly. You’re also encouraged to apply for a scholarship because serving as a delegate increases your chance of getting a scholarship. The deadline to apply for scholarships is March 31st, so now is the time! Hannah Rigdon, Sr. Business Manager for Youth Caucus has some words of wisdom about the importance of…

  • Youth Ministry Training Webinar 7

    Part of a successful youth ministry is creating and maintaining sustainable systems and organizational tools, like calendaring, directories and templates, to keep the youth ministry program running as a vital part of the congregation and so it can live on after a volunteer or staff member leaves. Adults need to be competent in practicing compassionate communication, handling conflict with grace and humility, expressing needs, and being a good listener. And they need to be able to model these skills for youth. Youth Ministry Advising: A Complete Guide has some tips for developing these skills. Volunteers and staff must be competent with social media. Supervisors should inform volunteers and staff if their congregation has something akin…

  • Why Should Young Folks Go To General Assembly?

    What is the role of spiritual community in these times? We’ve been asking that question over and over, particularly as we think about our upcoming Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly. What is the point of gathering, especially a gathering that takes so many resources, when so many of us are in pain, subject to violence, unclear what the months between here and there will bring? This General Assembly the theme is “Resist and Rejoice.” And we certainly have much need for resistance. The white supremacy, greed fueled economic inequality, hetero-patriarchy and ableism that existed before Trump was elected is gaining ground in our government and in our streets. These developments are horrifying, outrageous, scary. So…

  • Living Legacy Project Youth Civil Rights Pilgrimage

    Energize this Legacy APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED | GRANTS AVAILABLE Announcing the Living Legacy Project (LLP) All Youth Civil Rights Pilgrimage, June 5th-9th, 2017! This 5-day pilgrimage will be led by LLP board members Reverend Gordon Gibson and Reggie Harris, beginning in Birmingham and continuing to Marion, Selma and Montgomery, Alabama. The vision of the LLP Youth Civil Rights Pilgrimage to create a connection with youth to the history of racial justice in the United States — so that they too, can become actively engaged in the Unitarian Universalist racial justice movement of today. Planning team members Jules Jaramillo, Director of Lifespan Religious Education at Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist and Tina DeYoe Director of Religious Education…

More, more, more for Youth and Young Adult Unitarian Universalists

ELECTION: 2017 Youth Observers to the UUA BoT

March 18th 2017, no comments

VOTE YOUR CHOICE BY APRIL 10, 2017   Learn about the voting process for the Youth Observer to t...

Be a Delegate at GA 2017

March 16th 2017, no comments

Did you know youth who are members of their congregation can represent their congregation at Genera...

Youth Ministry Training Webinar 7

February 27th 2017, no comments

Part of a successful youth ministry is creating and maintaining sustainable systems and organization...

Why Should Young Folks Go To General Assembly?

February 21st 2017, no comments

What is the role of spiritual community in these times? We’ve been asking that question over and o...

Living Legacy Project Youth Civil Rights Pilgrimage

February 6th 2017, no comments

Energize this Legacy APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED | GRANTS AVAILABLE Announcing the Living Legacy P...

Youth Ministry Training Webinar 6

January 17th 2017, no comments

Inclusive Youth Group Dynamics If you’ve found yourself here on Blue Boat it’s a fairly...

Arm in Arm: Interfaith Action to Disarm Our Planet

December 8th 2016, no comments

Register now for the new and improved UU-UNO Spring Seminar Registration for the 2017 Intergeneratio...

Youth Ministry Training Webinar 5

December 7th 2016, no comments

Inclusive Ministry in a Diverse World As Unitarian Universalists (UU) we say that we build inclusiv...

Youth Ministry Training Webinar 4

November 28th 2016, 2 comments

Pastoral Care To and With Youth Let’s be frank. The world changed on November 9th, 2016 (the day D...

VIDEO: Apply to Be on Youth Caucus Staff

November 4th 2016, no comments

Last October, Jaidyn Bryant (Jr. Dean), Eric Broner (Sr. Dean), Colleen Lee (Sr. Worship Coordinator...

Youth Ministry Training Webinar 3

November 1st 2016, no comments

Kim Sweeney, Lead for Faith Formation and Safe Congregations, works in New England and loves rules. ...

Youth Ministry Training Webinar 2

September 21st 2016, no comments

What does a Healthy Youth/Adult Relationship Actually Look Like? In every training or conversation w...