Ministering to Youth and Young Adults of Color

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 17th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Guides and Tools, Mosaic // no comments

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WEBINAR – Ministering to Youth and Young Adults of Color 1:                    Faith Formation and Spiritual Renewal Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen, the Leadership Development Associate for Youth and Young Adults of Color at the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association present a 45 minute webinar on April 23, sharing key frameworks for ministering to UU youth and young adults of color with a focus on faith formation and spiritual renewal. @RevElizabethN will point you toward resources around worship, spiritual practices, and community building. 30 minutes +15 minutes of your questions = 3/4 of an hour packed with open discussion and sharing about best practices and challenges. Click here to participate.      

Multicultural Leadership School – a.k.a.: Launchpad

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 14th 2015 // Mosaic // no comments

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Work With Your Peers to Bend the Arc of Justice The application deadline for the 2015 Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Multicultural Leadership School (MLS) is April 15 – here is why that it matters: graduates go on to to think, mobilize and lead for diverse, inclusive life-changing Unitarian Universalism (UU). One example? Trevor Coles, MLS ’14 grad presenting a video-chat on UU Paganism for the Interfaith Youth Core Better Together series. Read the blurb: Inspired by his UU-Pagan values, Tyler Coles works to build bridges between communities. Tyler began his work within the interfaith movement while in undergrad and will join students from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds this fall at Vanderbilt University as…

How to #Commit2Respond RIGHT NOW

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 10th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Future of Faith // no comments

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You Decide if Activists for Climate Change GROW or whither on April 22 The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) with Faithify challenge you to help train the people who will be on the front-lines of changing the climate on the issue of Climate Change. These activists, will be graduates of the UUCSJ GROW Climate Justice, the Grounded & Resilient Organizers’ Workshop if AND ONLY IF you – and we – rise to the challenge right now, because if sufficient funding is not raised by April 22, the training can not happen. Read the invitation to participate from dedicated, battle-hardened, Unitarian Universalist climate activist Tim DeChristopher. Read about the GROW workshop and watch the fundraising…

Run for Youth Observer to the Board of Trustees

Written by Bart Frost // March 31st 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, UUA // no comments

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The Answer to These Questions Could Start You on a Great Adventure! Are you currently in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade? Are you passionate about Unitarian Universalism? If so, we want you to apply to be one of two Youth Observers of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees. This year, the UUA is moving to a two-year rotating team of youth. We are looking to fill a one-year position and one two year position. In order to be eligible for the two year position, you must be in high school (or the equivalent) duirng both the 2015-2016 school year and the 2016-2017 school year. Find out more about this opportunity here. This…

Grants for Youth Groups Attending GA 2015

Written by jennicadavishockett // March 9th 2015 // General Assembly 2015, Guides and Tools // one comment

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Pocket Lining On Us It is no secret getting to experience General Assembly 2015 costs money! Getting your whole youth group to GA costs even more money! But it doesn’t have to all come out of your or your congregation’s pockets. The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Unitarian Universalist Association helps your youth group get to GA by offering competitive grants for up to $1,000 to encourage youth groups to organize and attend GA together. If your youth group applies for this grant, you can STILL apply for individual financial aid! What you’ll need: A budget plan (including income and expenses) A fundraising plan At least 5 youth from your congregation…

Daughter, Arab-American, Person of Faith…

Written by Elizabeth Nguyen // March 9th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Mosaic, Stories and Voices // no comments

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Connections Made and Deepened at Multicultural Leadership School This year, as the struggle for racial justice lives on in our streets and classrooms, in courtrooms and corner stores, UU youth and young adults of color are invited to come together for the Unitarian Universalist Association Multicultural Leadership School (MLS), an annual gathering of soul-renewal and leadership development. MLS is July 10-14th, 2015 at the Walker Center near Boston, MA. Apply by April 15th, 2015. Registration fee is $275 (includes transportation) and there are many scholarships available!     In this guest blog, Multicultural Leadership School alum Ranwa Hammamy reflects on her experience and how MLS has shaped her call to ministry. -Ed A daughter, an Arab-American, a student,…

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…

Tumble Through Lent This Year

Written by T. Resnikoff // February 16th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Future of Faith, Guides and Tools // no comments

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Join the Second Annual Unitarian Universalist Lent Tumblr Join Unitarian Universalists everywhere who observe Lent starting Wednesday, February 18 online at practicinglent.tumblr.com. Learn how it works. From the practinglent tumblr: Something new is preparing to bloom! We will soon be posting the list of words for our 2015 daily practice of spiritual formation in words and images, to coincide with the season of Lent. Stay tuned and join us for the February 18 launch! Discover the 47 words of Unitarian Universalists Practicing Lent 2015.    

Apply to Summer Seminary 2015 Now

Written by T. Resnikoff // February 13th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, UUA, youth // no comments

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Find Out What Form of Ministry Might Be In Your Future Apply Now to Summer Seminary 2015. (Application due March 15, 2015.)  The Unitarian Universalist Association Summer Seminary is for Unitarian Universalist youth to explore becoming a religious professional. This program offers youth the opportunity to explore their call to ministry in all its forms, with a focus on ordained ministry and credentialed leadership in religious education and music. Learn about life as a religious professional and connect with other youth considering ministry, religious education or other religious professional career paths. Watch what Summer Seminary 2014 revealed to Saba F.   Learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Association Summer Seminary.