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Written by T. Resnikoff // October 22nd 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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Sunday Challenge: TUESDAY ANSWER

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 14th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, 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…

Sunday Challenge #1

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 12th 2014 // Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, UUA // 7 comments

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Don’t Guess Now. No, wait… DO! Answer revealed Tuesday morning on Facebook, so pick ‘yer page and check back then! The Hub (Young Adult UUs) | UU Campus Ministry | UU Youth Ministry Add your answer to the comment section of this post. (Five randomly selected correct responders will win a book)

Say No More, Just #Change the Name

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 10th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Social Justice // no comments

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October 12, 2015: Columbus Day INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY Sign this petition today it’ll make a difference next year, and every year thereafter. From Beacon Press – Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (author of An Indigenous’ Peoples History of the U.S. has a special message for President Barack Obama: The United States should honor Native American nations and communities over a symbol of colonization and genocide… Change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day! ADD YOUR VOICE: Click here to read the appeal and sign the official petition.(http://wh.gov/i3Isc) Then share this message. READ MORE ABOUT IT ON BLUE BOAT  

Dr. Cornel West Speaks

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 8th 2014 // Social Justice // one comment

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Notes from the Interview of Dr. Cornel West by Owen Huelsbeck Young Adult and former GA Youth Caucus Dean Owen Huelsbeck furnished the Blue Boat notes from his meeting with Dr. Cornel West on the occasion of Dr. West’s appearance at Santa Clara University.  (Dr. West will also deliver the Ware Lecture at General Assembly 2015) The following is a transcript of quotes by Dr. West from that meeting. Read Owen Huelsbeck’s impressions of his meeting with Dr. West here. – Ed. On Ferguson – Racism in America makes black people so intimidated and scared they never want to straighten their backs, stick their necks out and fight back. Every 28 hours a black youth…

It’s Time to Apply for YA@GA 2015 Staff!

Written by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // October 8th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA // no comments

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Let your light shine on YA@GA staff in Portland Is General Assembly starting to feel like Hogwarts, that magical place you miss so much you can’t even remember for sure if it’s real? Well don’t worry, it’s happening again next year! Trust us, we are your YA@GA co-facilitators, and we’re (Religious Education) professionals. We are Jonathan Rogers and Ayla Halberstadt, and we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know a little bit about ourselves, and about the fully-funded volunteer staff positions that we will be hiring for; we’d love to have you on our team! In case you missed last year’s General Assembly in Providence, we’ll catch you up: formerly known as Young Adult Caucus,…

A Millenial Reveals Why Millenials Leave Religion

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 2nd 2014 // Future of Faith // no comments

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Ready to Lead – Not Just Follow Antonia Blumberg, Associate Editor of HuffPost Religion observes the lack of young adult leadership of organizations devoted to social change, despite that as a group young adults massively participate in actions fort change.   The Unitarian Universalist Association agrees! We promote youth and young adult leadership and work to create multigenerational congregation   From her commentary on Huffington Post: We’re leaving for different reasons, probably in large part our fatigue with outdated social mores. But I imagine it also has something to do with our marginalization in many religious organizations. Antonia Blumberg’s commentary ends with the following request, If any religious leader or conference organizer would like to…

Watch How Faith Grows in the 21st Century

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

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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 Chicago

Written by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // September 29th 2014 // Featured Young Adults, Spotlight, Stories and Voices, young adults // no comments

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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.– Ed. A unique and engaging model for local young adult ministry Chicago Chalice Connection is a one of a kind young adult program that is connecting Unitarian Universalists from all over the Chicagoland area with spiritual engagement, social justice and service opportunities, and a peer group for support and socializing. What makes Chicago Chalice Connection different from many of our young adult ministries? It’s connected to a geographic area rather than a specific institution (such as a congregation or college) and it is led by paid young adult…

The Hardest Thing I Ever Did Was…

Written by jennicadavishockett // September 24th 2014 // Featured Youth, Stories and Voices // 4 comments

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At the end of the week of Summer Seminary 2014, students participated in a “preach off.” Each student was given a prompt and instructed to write a two minute sermon on the topic.  Students practiced their sermons in front of one another, late Saturday night, high in the pulpit of the main sanctuary of First Unitarian Church of Chicago. First Unitarian Church of Chicago is one of the oldest churches in Chicago, founded in 1836. Senior Kara Marler, from outside Seattle, WA, was one of five students voted to preach her sermon on Sunday morning. Here is her account of that experience. – Ed. Adults Said She Had Potential, Witness What She Did With It By Kara…