Radical Hope and a More Perfect Faith

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 27th 2015 // Featured Young Adults, Issues and Trends // no comments

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We post an excerpt of this important post by Kenny S. Wiley, Director of Faith Formation at Prairie UU Church in Parker, Colorado and UU World contributor. Read the full text of Kenny S. Wiley’s post tracing the history of Unitarian Universalist rejection of racism, and the call of UU history for Unitarian Universalists to make #BlackLivesMatter now, on his blog “A Full Day“, here. – ed.         A Unitarian Universalist ‘Black Lives Matter’ Theology by Kenny Wiley, March 26, 2015 “If, while I hear the wild shriek of the slave mother robbed of her little ones, I do not open my mouth, am I not guilty?” –Lucy Stone In the Denver…

Protected: Invitation to Luminary Leaders

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 27th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA // no comments

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Make This A Sophia Fahs Sunday!

Written by jennicadavishockett // March 26th 2015 // Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Future of Faith, Guides and Tools // no comments

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Bring multigenerational faith formation to the center of congregational life with Sophia Fahs Sunday! With an eye toward excellence in shared ministry, multicultural diversity, multiple learning styles, and the latest in faith development theory, the “Sophia Fahs Sunday: Journeys of the Spirit” resource packet is ready now on The Fahs Collaborative website! This wonderful worship resource is available online at no cost for your congregation’s celebration of multigenerational faith formation! Engage participants of all ages with wondering rituals and “Beyond Sunday” activities. Connect with stories of faith formation from Unitarian Universalist(UU) leaders of diverse ages and identities, including Luminary Leader and Summer Seminary Graduate Samantha Burden. Be moved by original compositions by UU musicians, poets,…

My Voice, My Experiences, and My Journey

Written by Elizabeth Nguyen // March 24th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Mosaic, Stories and Voices // no comments

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Unitarian Universalist Association Multicultural Leadership School is an annual gathering of soul-renewal and leadership development for Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults of color from July 10-14th, 2015 at the Walker Center outside of Boston, MA. Apply by April 15th, 2015. Registration fee is $275 (transportation included) and there are many scholarships available! – Elizabeth Nguyen. In this third guest blog from a Multicultural Leadership School alum, Byron Herbert shares about his MLS experience!   Hello my name is Byron (B.) Herbert and I attend the historic Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville, PA. Before attending Multicultural Leadership School (MLS), I had begun to discern my call to ministry. MLS served as a beacon of affirmation to this call. During…

The Moderator Wants YOU at GA THIS Year

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 20th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA, youth // no comments

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Jim Key Has a Message for Youth Watch this message from Unitarian Universalist Association Moderator  Jim Key – Then do what he asks! Here is how: Watch Kara Marler explain how YOU can become a delegate – Learn how to register for Youth Caucus at  General Assembly 2015 in Portland Oregon, June 24-28.

10 Things to Know About Unitarian Universalism

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 18th 2015 // Future of Faith // no comments

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To Know What Unitarian Universalism Is The Rev. Galen Guengerich, senior minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City recently wrote this cogent explanation of what defines Unitarian Universalism (UU) as a faith. We re-post the headlines from Rev. Guengerich’s meditation, and invite you to read his post “10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Unitarian Universalism“, originally appearing on the blog On Faith. Find “God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age“, by Rev. Galen Guengerich at the Unitarian Universalist Association Bookstore. 10 Ways to Better know UU: 1. Unitarians played a pivotal role in founding the United States. 2. Religiously speaking, we’re in our adolescence. 3. We focus on what…

Unitarian Universalist Youth Ministry is Exceptional

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 11th 2015 // Featured Youth, Future of Faith, UUA // no comments

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AND HERE IS WHY –   In this excerpt from his post, James Griner Interim Youth Ministry Specialist of the Unitarian Universalist Pacific Western Region shares why he believes Unitarian Universalist youth ministry is worth quitting his job over, and the importance of youth ministry to the continuing relevance of Unitarian Universalism. -Ed.       Why UU youth programming is vital and needs your support. Three months ago, I decided to leave my job of eight years to work with Unitarian Universalism youth programming. Friends and family wondered aloud: why leave a stable job with solid benefits and ample resources? In the end, the primary reason impelling this decision: I believe in the possibilities,…

No Money? No Problem! 10 Ways to GA on a Budget

Written by jennicadavishockett // March 9th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, General Assembly 2015, Guides and Tools, UUA, youth // no comments

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  Youth Registration to General Assembly: $205. Single room at the Hilton for 4 nights: almost $600. Cross-country flight: $500. Getting loads of financial help from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and other organizations: Priceless. There are lots of ways to get to GA and have a fabulous time without turning your pockets inside out . Here are the top 10. 10. Fundraise. Many folks in your community know that General Assembly is a transformational experience for youth. And if they don’t already know, don’t be afraid to tell them! From understanding your expenses, to creating an action plan and giving thanks to your donors, this handy Fundraising Manual will help you through the whole process. It’s…

Join the AmazinGA Race to Youth Caucus 2015!

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 4th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, General Assembly 2015, UUA, youth // no comments

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 Youth Caucus Sr. Dean Olivia Calvi Leads, But You Can Get There First! General Assembly (GA) 2015 Youth Caucus Registration is now open, and Olivia isn’t wasting any time getting her completed registration uploaded to the Unitarian Universalist Association. Check out where she is in the race to get to GA in Portland, Oregon   Learn how to avoid roadblocks to get your completed Youth Caucus registration in before Olivia!    

Seize This Opportunity to Share Your UU Story

Written by Bart Frost // March 4th 2015 // Future of Faith, GA, General Assembly 2015, Stories and Voices, UUA, youth // one comment

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Talk about your Unitarian Universalist community, for all to hear From the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees : How do you engage in Unitarian Universalism?  Share your own true story (and win a paid registration to GA 2015 or other UU event)! What is your UU community? What has it meant to you? If you are a youth (completing 9th grade through one year out from high school graduation) the UUA Board invites you to share a brief video message (1-2 minutes) telling your unique story of engaging in Unitarian Universalism. We are looking for real stories of personal experiences. We’ll share 2-4 of those messages at the beginning of the General Assembly 2015…