GoldMine: 5 Lessons Learned (By An Adult)

Posted by Bart Frost // August 25th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, Guides and Tools, Stories and Voices, UUA // no comments


THESE FIVE TAKEAWAYS WILL GET YOU MINING FOR GOLD This summer was a busy one for us in the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. After General Assembly, I spent a week at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church in Edmonds, WA as staff at PNWD GoldMine Youth Leadership School. I was invited to lead workshops about Race, Identity and Oppression for the youth leaders, a section that had not been consistently run in the past. I also assisted in other ways necessary, including leading a credo group. Here are my top takeaways from this experience: 1. Youth want to go deep in to Unitarian Universalism Our youth want to go…

Summer Seminary Applications Open 2/13/2015

Posted 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


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…

More than Just Journeys

Posted by T. Resnikoff // November 7th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Social Justice, young adults, youth // no comments


Incomparable Justice Learning Experiences from the UUCSJ The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) has updated its calendar of events and trainings. All events through January 2015 ARE FULL. It’s not too early to apply. Don’t wait until it is too late!       February 2015 Haiti Just Recovery: February 7–14, 2015: open enrollment; register by December 7, 2014 Border Justice: February 12–16, 2015: open enrollment; register by December 14, 2014 Theology and Climate Justice: February 21–28, 2015: for seminarians; register by December 21, 2014 March 2015 Alternative Spring Break: March 7–14; register by January 11, 2014 Theology and Immigration Justice: March 21–27, 2015: for seminarians register by January 18, 2015 April 2015…

Summer Seminary Grad Seeks Answers

Posted by jennicadavishockett // October 30th 2014 // Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Programs and Links, Stories and Voices, UUA // no comments


For some, Summer Seminary left them with even more questions about their path to ministry. Jennica Davis-Hockett, Leadership Development Associate at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), paired a Summer Seminary graduate with a first year seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School to get some answers.–Ed. Emily Conger grew up in New Jersey in the Metro New York District, and is now in Boulder, Colorado in the Mountain Desert District. She is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago.   Carter Smith is currently a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she is majoring in Religious Studies. This past summer, she was a participant of the…

Multicultural Leadership School: Register by June 1

Posted by T. Resnikoff // May 15th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Mosaic, UUA // no comments


Only a Few Spots Remain for Summer 2014 session! Several places remain in the Summer 2014 Unitarian Universalist Association Multicultural Leadership School (MLS) in Boston, MA,  Friday, July 25 through Tuesday, July 29. This training is designed specifically for Unitarian Universalist (UU) Youth and Young Adults of Color (ages 15-35), equipping them be leaders in their UU congregation, or on the district or national level. Experienced facilitators lead the group to build relationships, grow in leadership and inter-cultural collaboration skills, explore racial/ethnic identity and deepen faith. The only cost is a $200 registration fee, which is payable on acceptance to the MLS. Travel, lodging, and most meals are provided. Read more here, or proceed directly…

Find Your Calling in 25 Hours

Posted by T. Resnikoff // February 28th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults // one comment


Meadville Lombard Theological School invites you to discover your calling to ministry, March 26–27, 2014. Enjoy 25 hours of exploration:– Connect with current students – Sit in on class sessions – Meet powerhouse Unitarian Universalist faculty in ministry, teaching, academics, and activism Discern your call to ministry within the context of the changing religious landscape of the modern era. Your engagement with a learning community that grows 21st century ministries will enlarge your perspectives, and could change your life path! The 25 hours starts at 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 26 and ends at 3:00pm on Thursday, March 27.  $40 registration fee covers a one night in a hotel and most meals. Contact: Justine Urbikas |…

Men Who Fight for Reproductive Justice

Posted by T. Resnikoff // January 7th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Social Justice // no comments


Join the Fight – By Phone The “Reproductive Justice Ministry with UU Men” webinar, January 13 at 3:30pm EST, highlights male-identified issue experts from across the racial and sexual orientation spectrum discussing why men should be involved in reproductive justice work, how to be a good ally, and what reproductive justice means for men.  Register here. Guest Speakers: Michael Mitchell, Director of Communications at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, has two and a half decades of experience working at the intersections of sexuality, religion, politics and culture. Colin Adamo, Young Men’s Initiative Coordinator at Advocates for Youth, has collaborated with renowned sexual health educators to develop programs for college students and adolescents. Kashif Syed, Reproductive Justice…

Small Group Ministry Institute

Posted by T. Resnikoff // April 18th 2013 // young adults // no comments


Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26 Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center, Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734   Sponsored by the UU Small Group Ministry Network and the Central East Regional Group, UUA. An Institute is a “working conference” designed for SGM enthusiasts from congregations of all sizes. Open to new and experienced program organizers, facilitators, ministers, religious educators, and other congregational leaders. As participants, you will: Learn about and practice Small Group Ministry through hands-on workshops, presentations, daily group sessions, worship, and networking Explore the impact of Small Group Ministry/Covenant Groups in congregations Build your facilitator skills, including problem resolution Create and select effective sessions, including the use of art, music, and movement Develop…