Young Adult at General Assembly 2014 Survey

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 29th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, GA, UUA, YA @ GA 2014, young adults // no comments

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It’s Serious Business  Click to take the 2014 survey about young adult participation in General Assembly and YA@GA (Young Adults at General Assembly). We welcome responses from all young adults in attendance at GA 2014, regardless of their participation in YA@GA events, as well as those of any age who attended YA@GA events. Take the Survey Here      

Survey Says…

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 25th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA // no comments

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What? The General Assembly 2014 Youth Feedback Survey is now up. If you were a General Assembly youth attendee, a youth sponsor/parent/advisor/or Director of Religious Education, this is your opportunity – regardless of your participation in Youth Caucus events – to tell us what the survey will say.   Take the survey here

Youthful Leader

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 9th 2014 // Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Stories and Voices // no comments

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Learn about Robert Jensen, graduate of the Unitarian Universalist Association Summer Seminary Class of 2013, from the selected excerpts of this profile piece by Aliyah Mohammed of the Fremont Bulletin  from the Mercury News. – Ed. Unitarian Universalist Present and Future “Washington High graduate hopes to combine passion for social justice and faith” The word “passionate” encapsulates recent Washington High School graduate Robert Jensen in a nutshell. When he speaks about his faith, about social work and the good he hopes to do in the world, his energized words come at such fast speeds that it seems like he is speaking in energized bursts… In his freshman year, Jensen, 18, got involved with the Gay Straight…

Youth Advisor

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 25th 2014 // Programs and Links // one comment

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Youth Advisors and other adults supporting youth are vital to outstanding youth ministry.   Youth Advisors on uua.org. Our advisor landing page is a portal to all sorts of webinars, information and resources. We highlight a number of them below. Youth Ministry Advising: A Complete Guide This book is a must-have for DREs, youth advisors and any adult working with youth. It talks about mentorship, safety, the nuts and bolts of groups, and more. Webinars Find the following webinars on this page. Youth Leadership 101 Pastoral Care for Youth and Young Adults Engaged in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Sustainable Youth Ministry New Youth Advisor 101 Ministry with Transracially Adopted Youth Welcoming Children with Special Needs Originally a…

Youth in Congregations

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 23rd 2014 // Programs and Links // one comment

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Congregational Youth Ministry can take many forms, of which Youth Group is just one choice. The resources below will help you think about your youth programming, as well as how you serve and involve youth throughout the congregation.             Youth in Congregations Youth as Members Can youth be signed, voting members of your congregation? This resource shares why you might want to consider it and addresses commonly asked questions. Multiple Pathways This blog post examines the multiple ways youth can be involved in congregations beyond youth group. Youth on Boards and Committees This blog post shares considerations for including youth on congregational boards and committees.   Multiple Models of Youth…

Youth Leadership

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 23rd 2014 // Programs and Links // one comment

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  Welcome to the Youth Leadership Resource Page. Building youth leadership skill and creating opportunities for youth involvement in leadership positions are integral parts of what the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries does. The following is a listing of programs, events, opportunities and resources for building and supporting youth leadership. Click the links to be redirected to websites or online documents detailing these offerings. Luminary Leaders A national network of youth, Luminary Leaders is both a recognition program celebrating youth leadership and a way to plug youth into national leadership opportunities and experiences. Youth can join at any point during the year. Summer Seminary A 5-day program for youth considering careers as religious…

Love Reaches Out Now

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 16th 2014 // Future of Faith // no comments

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Current Theme, Ageless Idea Faith experience in America is changing, and the theme of General Assembly 2014 (GA), “Love Reaches Out”, responds to current studies of faith in America showing a movement toward a liberal, fluid kind of faith that doesn’t fit with traditional denominational identity and structure. People now find many outlets and places of engagement for their spiritual lives, and for many that includes intentionally dismantling barriers of disenfranchisement or embracing the excluded. Love Reaches Out recognizes the activist potential of religious belief. At GA Love Reaches Out will invigorate the beliefs of Unitarian Universalist faith as vehicle spiritual fulfillment and social justice. The history of Unitarian Universalism as a force for good,…

Love Reaches Out From this Faith

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 12th 2014 // Guides and Tools // no comments

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UU: Challenging the Propensity for Polar Thinking “Not for Ourselves Alone – Theological Essays on Relationship” explains that Unitarian Universalists reach out in love not because they must yet are compelled to it by faith. Edited by Burton D. Carley and Laurel Hallman, these essays provoke reflection on a seeming paradox of the Unitarian Universalist faith that is built upon a free and responsible search for truth and meaning  – for if each is free to search, where is the common ground upon which we meet to move forward in faith? The exploration of this seeming paradox reveals the deep value and lasting power of a movement of faith that celebrates communally embracing the individual. It…

Transcend Boundaries with Love

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 11th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA, UUA // no comments

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Post Your Answer > Spread the Meme Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Standing on the Side of Love and support the theme of General Assembly 2014, “Reach Out in Love”, click on the image to answer any of these questions: How do you reach out in love? Who do you stand on the side of love with? What is your faith on fire for?   Your response will be collected on the tumblr site “onthesideoflove.tumblr.com“, available for all to see, and for everyone to understand what is possible when we “harness the power of love to fight oppression in the world”.    

Youth Caucus Welcome Packet Released

Written by Jeremie Bateman // June 10th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA, General Assembly 2014, youth // no comments

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The Youth Caucus Welcome Packet for General Assembly 2014 has been released! Containing essential information for youth attendees, their parents and their sponsors, the Welcome Packet is available right here on Blue Boat. The Welcome Packet includes everything you need to know from programming highlights through sponsor responsibilities and from calls for volunteers through packing list. It’s a must-read.  This packet also contains information about the Youth Caucus room and the required orientation. Emails will be sent directly to youth registrants, and where email addresses have been provided, to their parents and sponsors as well. If you know a youth attending General Assembly make sure that they – along with their families and sponsors –…