From Your Heart to Their Ears

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 13th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth // no comments

LL_Webcast_PMJK_1

Join US for a Piping Hot Time! Are you a Luminary Leader? Enter for the chance to interview Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Peter Morales and UUA Moderator and Chief Governance Officer Jim Key. Not yet a Luminary Leader? Become one now THEN enter the drawing. Currently Scheduled for January 24, 2015 Want to… Lob ‘em a hot potato… Spark a flame for youth ministry… Light their fire for youth leadership… Melt their hearts… Dazzle ‘em with your perspicacity… Stew their curiosity… Get ‘em to take something off the back-burner… * Then get on the boil and sign up today! * You better believe we’re cookin’ up way more idioms  – add your own below!

Luminary Leaders: Lighting a New Way

Written by jennicadavishockett // October 22nd 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, Programs and Links, UUA, youth // no comments

LL_2

Are you 14-18 or in your first year out of high school?          Are you dedicated to living your Unitarian Universalist faith?                 Are you a leader in your congregation, community, district or region?                        Or do you want to be?  Now is your time to apply to be a Luminary Leader. Join other youth leaders across the nation in lighting a new way. Visit uua.org/luminary to find out how to join. Apply for Level One and get access to a variety of open opportunities to lead. Apply for Level Two, which includes submitting an Experience Profile…

Your Mad Skills Are Just What We Need

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 8th 2014 // Featured Youth, UUA // no comments

Mad_Skills_Volunteer

Leadership Opportunities Abound on Elected Committees ↓↓CLICK HERE↓↓  

Watch How Faith Grows in the 21st Century

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

GA_Talks

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.

Spotlight: UU Young Adults of Tallahasee

Written by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // July 29th 2014 // Featured Young Adults, Spotlight, Stories and Voices // one comment

YA_Spotlight_Series_thumbnail

Welcome to the Spotlight Series! Each month we’ll feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregation or community that is doing effective, innovative or otherwise interesting ministry with young adults.   Resilient… Renewed… Revelatory. “When the Campus Ministry/Young Adult position was de-funded some folks thought that was the end of the program,” related Rev. Robin Gray, the minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee (UUCT). But fortunately the story didn’t turn out that way. Lee Edwin Chipps-Walton, a young adult and lay leader started coordinating their young adult program as a volunteer. Robin claimed Lee “offered us several years of growth for a program with consistency, involvement and connections – both within the YA community and…

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

Millennial_Leaders_Summer_Conf_Union

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

Bridge_Connections_14

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

FDO_Monthly_Webinar_Series

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

Bart_Frost_YA_Leader

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…