Stories and Opinions from, about, and of interest to Unitarian Universalists

  • Talk Amongst Yourselves, I’ll Give You a Topic…

    Cojourners on the Spiritual Way The Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries has two new discussion guides for youth based on Summer Seminary sermons: Grappling with the First Principle and What is God?. Today my body is a little sore from rock climbing and I think I might be getting a cold. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I can be most effective in these trouble times to create beloved community and my spirit is really trying hard to find meaning in the mundane. We all use check-in questions. Sometimes as a check in question I ask folks “how’s your body, mind and spirit this week?” (Thanks Annie Gonzalez Milliken for teaching me…

  • UU Youth & Young Adults at the Women’s March!

    Out in Force for Love My twin 6 year olds travelled from Lexington. KY. (Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington) to Washington.  Here are some of our photos: It was especially meaningful to them that so many new friends stopped to talk with them and thank them for coming, and assure them that they can and will change the world. – Alana Ghent We are members of the Unitarian Univeralist Church of Lexington. My daughters are age 12 and 9. – Becky Wallace These are photos of my daughter Rowan Benson at the #sistermarch in Lexington, KY this past weekend. I am a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington and on the leadership council…

  • “With No Force At All”

    A Unitarian Universalist Welcome by Leslie Mills After I graduated college, with my family of origin in turmoil, I moved to a place where I knew no one outside of the job I was working. As I young person who didn’t know myself well yet, I had some messy relationships, with no healthy models to hold up as a mirror. I was drifting, and in a lot of pain. In desperation, I recalled my Unitarian Universalist upbringing, and thought I’d take a risk and try out the UU congregation in my new town. I attended a Music Sunday, and was so moved I found myself weeping. I signed the visitors book as a gesture of…

  • A Seat at the Table

    A Seat at the Table: The Transformative Practice of Being Together by Lauren Hulse   Early this year, the congregation I am a part of in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church (TVUUC), helped bring an Interfaith program called A Seat at the Table (ASATT) to our hometown. The premise is very simple: once a month people from a diversity of faith traditions sit down to share a meal and a conversation. Last week, I got to attend one of these dinners – despite the apparent simplicity of the concept, it was a profound and transformative experience. A Seat at the Table dinners move from place to place each month, landing wherever they can find…

  • Fiercely UU: Rethinking Normativity

    Fiercely UU is a blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they follow that call.  To be fiercely UU is to proclaim human worth and interdependence. In an individualist, greed-based, shame and fear fueled white supremacist patriarchy, we say no to isolation and oppression and yes to radical love and covenanted connection.   Rethinking Normativity by Jaime Jarrett I came out to my parents when I was seventeen while they were watching an episode of Glee – a famously queer television show. They didn’t make a big deal out of it, and since then have been intensely supportive of all my relationships. I came out as…

Talk Amongst Yourselves, I’ll Give You a Topic…

March 24th 2017, no comments

Cojourners on the Spiritual Way The Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Youth and Young Adu...

UU Youth & Young Adults at the Women’s March!

January 27th 2017, no comments

Out in Force for Love My twin 6 year olds travelled from Lexington. KY. (Unitarian Universalist Chur...

“With No Force At All”

January 17th 2017, no comments

A Unitarian Universalist Welcome by Leslie Mills After I graduated college, with my family of origin...

A Seat at the Table

December 13th 2016, one comment

A Seat at the Table: The Transformative Practice of Being Together by Lauren Hulse   Early this...

Fiercely UU: Rethinking Normativity

October 31st 2016, no comments

Fiercely UU is a blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our f...

Losing Our Chains

October 21st 2016, one comment

Aisha participated in this summer’s Thrive Young Adult leadership school for Unitarian Univers...

This is Who I Am – by Allysha Dunnigan

October 17th 2016, 2 comments

Since the day I was born I have been linked to a unique and distinct religion. Unitarian Universalis...

Adulting is Hard – by Kayla Parker

October 12th 2016, no comments

Adulting Is Hard by Kayla Parker When I was twenty-five, I started graduate school and my Dad had a ...

Post-Hope

October 4th 2016, no comments

This homily was delivered by intern minister and UU young adult Joseph Boyd after the murder of Tere...