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.    

Organize for Economic Justice on Feb. 20, 2015

Written by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // February 12th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Social Justice // no comments

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Attend The UU Escalating Inequality/Opportunity for All Conference Terry Lowman Boardmember of  Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community shares the following message: A group of Unitarian Universalists (UU) will meet in Evanston, IL the weekend of February 20, 2015 for the Unitarian Universalist Escalating Inequalty/Opportunity for All Conference. This conference is sponsored by UUs for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC). We have great speakers including Chuck Collins, Rev Dr. David Breeden from the Commission on Social Witness and Bertha Lewis, as well as workshops featuring a  broad spectrum of diversity of the presenters to keep things honest (young, old, rich and poor). Scholarships are available for travel and registration and home hospitality is available….

Summer Seminary Applications Open 2/13/2015

Written by jennicadavishockett // February 6th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Future of Faith, Programs and Links, UUA, young adults, youth // 2 comments

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Explore the Call “Welcome to the club!” is what my former boss, Nancy Bowen Regional Lead for the Pacific Western Region, said to me when I responded to her question of “what do you want to do with your life?” with “I want to run a spiritual retreat center.” “I know so many ministers who have that as their end goal,” she said. Ministers? I share a goal with ministers? OMG, does Nancy think of me as a minster? I’m nowhere near ordained. I am as close to a minister as a kid in a sandbox is to famous Barcelonan architect, Antoni Gaudí. And yet, when I was a teenager, although I would outwardly say…

Intern With The Sanctuaries DC this Summer

Written by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // February 5th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, young adults // no comments

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You are Needed for This Unique Ministry in Washington, DC You’re needed. Yes, you, the young adult who is looking for something meaningful to do this summer, you with a commitment to multicultural community building and spirituality. You’re the one. “The most pressing needs of our time,” Parker Palmer writes, “demand community in response.” How else are we to truly know the sacredness of life unless we live in a community where we can be persons, and not merely instruments or roles, to one another? You’re needed by a community that aspires to practice what Palmer preaches. A community of creative people from diverse racial and religious backgrounds. A community of dreamers and risk-takers promoting…