Millenial Leaders: Develop Your Vision for Change

Written by T. Resnikoff // May 1st 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Future of Faith // no comments

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Young Adult Spiritual Activists Sought Union Theological Seminary (Union) in New York, New York was founded in 1836 on the vision of centering theological education and ministerial training in an urban context so that academic excellence and personal faith might respond to the needs of the city. In the furtherance of this mission, Union convenes the Millennial Leaders Pilot Conference, July 13–17, 2014. The Millennial Leaders Project is a Union pilot initiative assembling 25–30 young adult leaders to explore the intersection of activism and spirituality around projects and topics suggested by attendees in their application to the conference. Formal affiliation with a specific religious tradition or community is not a prerequisite and people with no…

Springtime is Bridge Time!

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 1st 2014 // Events and Opportunities, youth // no comments

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Bridge Jumping – Not Off, Across Bridging (transitioning to young adulthood) is an important time in a youth’s life. Do your part to help our transitioning youth make new connections and maintain their faith! Urge them to take part in the Bridge Connections program. AIN’T NO MAGIC ABOUT IT! The Bridge Connections Program makes the connection happen by keeping the connection alive: You help collect their contact info now through our secure online form and we  connect them in the fall with a congregation, campus ministry group, young adult group, or other UU community in their new area.       AND IT AIN’T OUR WAY OR THE HIGHWAY We’re doing it a little differently…

Remembering Viola Liuzzo

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 25th 2014 // Stories and Voices, UUA // one comment

Viola Liuzzo memorial at the site of her murder in Alabama.

Ultimate Courageous Love Viola Liuzzo joined the fight for civil rights when it at its most dangerous – after the “Bloody Sunday” beatings of peaceful marchers on March 7 by specially deputized Alabama State Police (all white men). She was murdered three weeks later, on March 25, 1965 near Selma, Alabama, while driving home the teenaged civil-rights worker, Leroy Morton. She was shot twice in the head by four members of the Ku Klux Klan. (One of whom was a paid F.B.I. informant, provoking a campaign of disinformation attacking Viola Luizzo, mostly based upon her gender and choice to absent herself from her family and join the cause in Alabama.) Though not remembered nor celebrated as…

Faith Development Training from FDO

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 20th 2014 // Guides and Tools, UUA // no comments

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR TODAY The Faith Development Office (FDO) of the Unitarian Universalist Association offers free monthly one-hour webinars for religious professionals and lay leaders who plan, lead, or support programs with a faith development component, especially Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious education (RE) for children, youth, adults, and/or multigenerational groups.     UPCOMING WEBINARS – For more information or to register for a specific date, contact religiouseducation@uua.org. Upon registration you will receive an email with login and call-in information. March: Outside In & Upside Down: Applying the “Flipped” Classroom Concept to Faith Development Tuesday, March 25 at 1 pm Eastern time or, Wednesday, March 26 at 9 pm Eastern time Explore possibilities sparked by the…

Young Adult – Longtime Leader

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 11th 2014 // Stories and Voices // no comments

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Young Adult Bart Frost has served the Unitarian Universalism (UU) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in leadership positions since he was a youth. He now chairs the General Assembly Program Committee (GAPC), the body responsible organizing and running GA. We re-post this profile of Bart Frost appearing in UU World online, the magazine of Unitarian Universalism.–Ed. For young leader, General Assembly is a spiritual practice Planning Committee chair Bart Frost says GA ‘shows how big our small faith is.’ By Christian Schmidt 3.10.14 For Bart Frost, the Unitarian Universalist Association’s annual General Assembly is something special. “It’s a spiritual practice for me. I love the worships at GA,” Frost said. “It is the business…

Exercise the 5th Principle

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 22nd 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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Vote or run for elective office at the UUA At General Assembly (GA) 2014 in Providence, RI, we will be holding elections for the following positions:   Financial Advisor Four Trustees-at-Large The Nominating Committee has nominated five people for these elective offices. You may view the complete 2014 Nominating Committee slate by clicking this link (PDF). Our elections of people to serve the members and congregations of the Association are at the heart of the fifth principle of our faith and our trust in the democratic process. Please take the opportunity to learn more about the positions available and the process for running by petition. People interested in running by petition have until February 1…

Sustenance for Those Who Would Lead

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 25th 2013 // Guides and Tools // no comments

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Leadership is Imperfect, Leaders are Blessed   For congregational leaders of all identity and age, Kay Montgomery has assembled a collection meditations sharing the voice, wisdom and insight of leaders of our faith. Kay explains in her preface that leadership is a skill, presenting the collection with the exhortation to, “Use it to remind yourself of the need for humility and humor and courage…”     Unitarian Universalism exists, is practiced and celebrated in many forms – from traditional “brick and mortar” congregations to small group ministry, campus ministry, gender specific ministries, the Church of the Larger Fellowship and new forms we are discovering or inventing today and for the digital future we will inhabit….

Advise Like a MAYAN

Written by T. Resnikoff // September 24th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, youth // no comments

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AdvisorCon2013: The Return of the MAYANs August 2-3, 2013 marked an historic moment for Unitarian Universalist youth ministry leaders in the MidAmerica region. After many months of hard work and dedication, the Mid America Youth Advisor Network, (MAYAN) was officially launched. MAYAN is intended to provide youth advisors with a place to go for information, to ask questions and collectively share our ideas, wisdom and resources. As youth advisors, we are here because we share a passion for youth ministry, and while the work we do with youth is vital, it is also important to make time to honor ourselves and to grow spiritually. MAYAN creates a space for us to connect in meaningful ways…

C*UUYAN ConCentric, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Written by T. Resnikoff // August 19th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, young adults // no comments

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Give your support, lend your voice.   C*UUYAN‘s annual business meeting, ConCentric, is coming up! Join online: Saturday, September 07, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM Pacific Time (5:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern).   This discussion will be an important one about the future of C*UUYAN, and its outreach to emerging young adults. Anyone self-identifying as a young adult (age 18-35) is welcome to join the meeting. To attend follow the link below: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/289130229 Access Code/Meeting ID: 289-130-229 Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone. Dial +1 (630) 869-1013 There are three agenda items: 1. Reports: We will hear from…

Meet the Next Youth Observer!

Written by Carey McDonald // May 3rd 2013 // Featured Youth, youth // one comment

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Rosemary Dodd has been elected 2013-14 Youth Observer for the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees. As a junior from Petaluma, California, Rosemary says that her “experiences on this regional level have motivated me to serve on a national one” and is honored by the opportunity. Congratulations, Rosemary! If you want to get to know Rosemary a little better, click here to check out her campaign video. Thanks to our other candidates, Nora Collins and Erick Ditmars, for their participation in this year’s election. Over 130 youth from a dozen congregations participate in this year’s voting process, thanks to all those who voted as well! —– The Youth Observer is a one-year position on the Unitarian Universalist…