Improve Unitarian Universalism for Young Adults

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 20th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults // no comments

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Record and Share Your Post-Bridging Experience Emily Parker’s foundational study promises to make UUism more welcoming and spiritually fulfilling for all young adults. If you recently bridged we strongly encourage you to participate. – Ed. Where Do We Go After Bridging? If you are a Unitarian Universalist young adult who Bridged this year (or if you love somebody who is), then I need your help! My name is Emily Parker, and I, like you (or your loved one), am a Unitarian Universalist who Bridged this year. Last year, I became interested in how we Bridge, and where we go afterwards. Why do so many young adults leave the faith? What are young adults looking for,…

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Written by T. Resnikoff // November 3rd 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Guides and Tools, UUA // no comments

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Sunday Challenge #2 – Tuesday Answer

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 28th 2014 // Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Guides and Tools // no comments

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Survey Says: Who Was Michael Servetus? Michael Servetus was a Spanish theologian, physician, and humanist. He espoused strongly held Unitarian beliefs, bringing upon himself the wrath of John Calvin (and many others) which led to his execution for heresy. Many label Servetus the first Unitarian martyr and his writings influenced those who later founded Unitarian churches in Poland and Transylvania. His belief in the freedom of conscience (which inform the 4th and 5th principles of Unitarian Universalism) created a backlash which led to a new and more humane understanding of the religious in daily life: Widespread aversion to Servetus’s death has been taken as signaling the birth in Europe of the idea of religious tolerance,…

Sunday Challenge: TUESDAY ANSWER

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 14th 2014 // Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Guides and Tools, young adults, youth // no comments

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1793 –> 1825 –> 1961 –> NOW! Dear Friends, Thanks for participating in the first of many Sunday Challenges. We received exactly five correct responses, so everyone wins a copy of “Becoming”! This meditation manual, edited by Kayla Parker (former Campus Ministry Associate at the Unitarian Universalist Association), is for young adults in Unitarian Universalism. Now, for the answers: 1793 is the year the Universalist Church of America was founded. 1825 is the year the American Unitarian Association was founded. 1961 is the year the two organizations Consolidated to found the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). As noted by Aaron Stockwell in his response to our challenge, this seal used to reside in the floor of…

Intro to Racial/Ethnic Identity for Young Adults

Written by T. Resnikoff // September 12th 2014 // Guides and Tools, Mosaic // no comments

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Resources for Youth and Young Adults of Color The Reverend Dr. Monica L. Cummings offers a comprehensive library of video resources on identity and sexual orientation for Youth and Young Adults of Color: Introduction to Ethnic/Racial Identity Formation for Youth of Color Introduction to Gender and Sexual Orientation for Youth Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Identity Caucusing for Youth Support for Youth Who Have Been Transracially Adopted The Influence of U.S. Culture on Racial/Ethnic Identity Development Introduction to Ethnic/Racial Identity Development for Young Adults You’ll find all of these videos, and much more on the on the Living Mosaic blog.

Youth Advisor

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 25th 2014 // Programs and Links // one comment

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Youth Advisors and other adults supporting youth are vital to outstanding youth ministry.   Youth Advisors on uua.org. Our advisor landing page is a portal to all sorts of webinars, information and resources. We highlight a number of them below. Youth Ministry Advising: A Complete Guide This book is a must-have for DREs, youth advisors and any adult working with youth. It talks about mentorship, safety, the nuts and bolts of groups, and more. Webinars Find the following webinars on this page. Youth Leadership 101 Pastoral Care for Youth and Young Adults Engaged in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Sustainable Youth Ministry New Youth Advisor 101 Ministry with Transracially Adopted Youth Welcoming Children with Special Needs Originally a…

Youth in Congregations

Written by T. Resnikoff // June 23rd 2014 // Programs and Links // one comment

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Congregational Youth Ministry can take many forms, of which Youth Group is just one choice. The resources below will help you think about your youth programming, as well as how you serve and involve youth throughout the congregation.             Youth in Congregations Youth as Members Can youth be signed, voting members of your congregation? This resource shares why you might want to consider it and addresses commonly asked questions. Multiple Pathways This blog post examines the multiple ways youth can be involved in congregations beyond youth group. Youth on Boards and Committees This blog post shares considerations for including youth on congregational boards and committees.   Multiple Models of Youth…

Youth and Young Adults of Color Ministry

Written by T. Resnikoff // May 25th 2014 // GA 14 YaYA QH Page, Programs and Links // no comments

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Ministry for Unitarian Universalists 15 – 35 who identify as a person of color (persons of Native American, Asian, Arab, Latino/a, African descent, transracially adopted, bi-racial, multiracial or international). For more information contact the Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings, Ministries and Faith Development Available Resources Consultations or Webinars with ministers, religious educators, youth advisors and coordinators on the pastoral care needs of youth and young adults of color. Annual Multicultural Leadership School for youth and young adults of color. Educational videos with discussion guides on Gender, Sexuality, Racial/Ethnic Identity Development and Support for Youth Struggling with Addiction. Mosaic Report UU Living Mosaic blog Youth Ministry Working Group Report Download a PDF version of this page….

No More Water Everywhere

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 11th 2014 // Issues and Trends // no comments

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Maybe soon not a drop to drink? More than 38 million people live in California, and California supplies the United States with more than half the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables, and as much of 90% of specialty nuts and fruits in the world.  All of this life is dependent upon water, and water is evermore scarce in the region. This article by Eric Holthaus, one from his series “Thirsty West” on the Future Tense page of Slate.com examines the effect global warming has on snowpack – a major source of water for urban and agricultural use – and the prognosis of an increasingly dry region.   Find out about the UUA and Environmental Justice…

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…