It Can’t Be the Same Without You

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 16th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, UUA, YA @ GA 2014, young adults // no comments

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Hey, Young Adults – General Assembly is only about Six Months* Away   * Find out EXACTLY how much time is left before the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

How to Be a Youth Caucus Delegate in 5 Easy Steps

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 7th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, General Assembly 2015 // no comments

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Watch ‘n Read ‘n Be a GA Youth Delegate FUN TIMES Manager Kara Marler Tells You How It Is In Pictures… And in Words… Youth: Want to be a delegate?? What is a delegate? A delegate is a General Assembly (GA) participant who represents the voice of their congregation by attending General Sessions during the week and voting on a variety of business items such as amendments, policy changes, and action issues. The number of delegates a congregation can send is based on how many members they have; each congregation is allowed 1 delegate per 50 voting members, with a minimum of 2 delegates. For many youth, congregations will help out with paying for financial…

General Assembly Is Just Around The Corner

Written by Bart Frost // December 19th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth // no comments

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When Was the Last Time You Had An Opportunity Like This?   Friends, General Assembly (GA) is ONLY six months away! GA is the annual business meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), where the congregations of our faith gather in community, learning and worship. The GA Youth Caucus also gathers to worship, build community and strategize and act to promote the interests of Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth on the business of the UUA. 8 out of 8 people agree¹ that General Assembly is a life-changing, soul-satisfying event, especially for youth. Even more so when multiple youth attend from the same congregation!* General Assembly can be expensive, though. Here are some ways to help you…

Youth Caucus REALLY Needs You!

Written by jennicadavishockett // November 19th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA // no comments

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Olivia and Andrea make great Deans, but they definitely need your help to make a great General Assembly Youth Caucus. They try, they really do… Apply now…don’t leave them hanging! Need more info to make sure you can do these jobs justice? Check Youth Caucus Staff Job Descriptions.

15 Min. Recipe for Healthy Campus Ministry

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 3rd 2014 // Future of Faith, Guides and Tools // one comment

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…and Why Unitarian Universalism is in the Sweet-Spot Students have figured out that religious life on campus improves their scholastic performance and quality of life, and college campuses all over the United States are devoting resources to developing centers for interfaith spiritual experience. Unitarian Universalism (UU) – with its commitment to  justice-based faith, which is fully welcoming and encourages interfaith cooperation – is poised to benefit from this new awareness of the value of spiritual awakening. Learn more about UUCampus Ministry   Rev. Cody Nielson presents the data, describes the new types of meaningful ministry that have taken hold and shows us the future of student-based ministry on campus in this GA Talk.

Build a New Way: Join the GA Youth Caucus Staff

Written by jennicadavishockett // November 1st 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA // no comments

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IT’S LEADERSHIP CALLING → Ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what it’s like to run the biggest gathering of Unitarian Universalist youth in the nation…” Or perhaps, “I’ve always wanted to be an integral part of an amazing team of dedicated Unitarian Universalists moving our association forward” Or even, “Being on Youth Caucus staff sounds like fun” Well now is your chance to join the 2015 Youth Caucus staff for General Assembly in Portland, Oregon! Don’t wait! Deadline is December 1st.   Youth AND adult positions available: Youth:  2 Chaplains (1 year terms) 2 Connections Coordinators (1 year terms) 1 Jr. Worship Coordinator (2 year term) 1 Jr. FUN TIMES (business) Manager (2 year term) Adult:…

New On GA Talks @ YouTube

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 29th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, On Campus, young adults // no comments

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Campus Ministry Renaissance  Religious life on campus improves the scholastic performance  and quality of life for students. Rev. Cody Nielson presents the data, describes the new types of meaningful ministry that have taken hold and shows us the future of student-based ministry on campus.         Watch “New Relevancy for Campus Ministry” presented at GA Talks 2014

It’s Time to Apply for YA@GA 2015 Staff!

Written by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // October 8th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, GA, UUA, YA @ GA 2014 // 2 comments

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Let your light shine on YA@GA staff in Portland Is General Assembly starting to feel like Hogwarts, that magical place you miss so much you can’t even remember for sure if it’s real? Well don’t worry, it’s happening again next year! Trust us, we are your YA@GA co-facilitators, and we’re (Religious Education) professionals. We are Jonathan Rogers and Ayla Halberstadt, and we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know a little bit about ourselves, and about the fully-funded volunteer staff positions that we will be hiring for; we’d love to have you on our team! In case you missed last year’s General Assembly in Providence, we’ll catch you up: formerly known as Young Adult Caucus,…

Watch How Faith Grows in the 21st Century

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 2nd 2014 // Future of Faith, Guides and Tools // no comments

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GA Talks Available on YouTube   Presented by YA@GA, learn about best practices, innovative techniques and successes growing, sustaining and creating vibrant multigenerational, diverse ministry. Modeled after TED talks, GA Talks are an ongoing series of presentations from from invited experts speaking to a given topic or theme. The theme of GA Talks 2014, “Looking Inward, Looking Outward, Looking Forward” explores innovative forms of worship, congregation and spiritual experience.

Show ‘Em How to Build a New Way

Written by T. Resnikoff // September 23rd 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA, Guides and Tools, UUA // 3 comments

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Your Program Proposal for General Assembly (GA) Eagerly Awaited GA 2014 saw compelling programming that wasn’t just oriented to youth and young adults – it was programmed by them. And while youth are required to attend Youth Caucus, they can submit programming proposals directed toward all GA attendees outside of Youth Caucus. Youth and young adults point the way to the future of Unitarian Universalism – what better place than the next General Assembly to show us the future? Proposal Deadline: November 3, 2014 From the General Assembly Planning Office: Propose a program for the 2015 General Assembly: “Building a New Way”! We are looking for faith entrepreneurs, both those working within a congregation and…