General Assembly Is Just Around The Corner

Written by Bart Frost // December 19th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth // no comments

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When Was the Last Time You Had An Opportunity Like This?   Friends, General Assembly (GA) is ONLY six months away! GA is the annual business meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), where the congregations of our faith gather in community, learning and worship. The GA Youth Caucus also gathers to worship, build community and strategize and act to promote the interests of Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth on the business of the UUA. 8 out of 8 people agree¹ that General Assembly is a life-changing, soul-satisfying event, especially for youth. Even more so when multiple youth attend from the same congregation!* General Assembly can be expensive, though. Here are some ways to help you…

Youth Caucus REALLY Needs You!

Written by jennicadavishockett // November 19th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA // no comments

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Olivia and Andrea make great Deans, but they definitely need your help to make a great General Assembly Youth Caucus. They try, they really do… Apply now…don’t leave them hanging! Need more info to make sure you can do these jobs justice? Check Youth Caucus Staff Job Descriptions.

Build a New Way: Join the GA Youth Caucus Staff

Written by jennicadavishockett // November 1st 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA // no comments

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IT’S LEADERSHIP CALLING → Ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what it’s like to run the biggest gathering of Unitarian Universalist youth in the nation…” Or perhaps, “I’ve always wanted to be an integral part of an amazing team of dedicated Unitarian Universalists moving our association forward” Or even, “Being on Youth Caucus staff sounds like fun” Well now is your chance to join the 2015 Youth Caucus staff for General Assembly in Portland, Oregon! Don’t wait! Deadline is December 1st.   Youth AND adult positions available: Youth:  2 Chaplains (1 year terms) 2 Connections Coordinators (1 year terms) 1 Jr. Worship Coordinator (2 year term) 1 Jr. FUN TIMES (business) Manager (2 year term) Adult:…

Reproductive Justice in Moving Pictures

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 24th 2014 // Featured Youth, Guides and Tools, Issues and Trends, Social Justice // no comments

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The youth group of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus has just released two videos, sharing what they learned about Reproductive Justice and the impact it has on the lives of real people – watch them here:  What is Reproductive Justice? Learn about the Unitarian Universalist Association and Reproductive Justice Reproductive Justice Stories Read the youth group’s Reproductive Justice Trip Daily Blog.

General Assembly, Here We Come!

Written by jennicadavishockett // September 15th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA // one comment

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Ever wondered what it would be like to be surrounded by nearly 5,000 like hearted people, exploring Unitarian Universalist values in an amazing new city? OR, have you been dreaming of making your way back to such a UUtopia after attending General Assembly in the past?   Consider Andrea and Olivia as your guides on just such an adventure. They are the Youth Caucus Deans for General Assembly 2015 in Portland, Oregon.     Junior Youth Caucus Dean – Andrea Briscoe Stats: I’m 15 and a Sophomore. I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I go to Main Line Unitarian Church. UU Background: I’m a lifelong UU. I enjoy planning and attending my Youth Group’s shenanigans. I…

Survey Says…

Written by T. Resnikoff // July 25th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA // no comments

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What? The General Assembly 2014 Youth Feedback Survey is now up. If you were a General Assembly youth attendee, a youth sponsor/parent/advisor/or Director of Religious Education, this is your opportunity – regardless of your participation in Youth Caucus events – to tell us what the survey will say.   Take the survey here

Take the Lead at Future General Assemblies

Written by Jeremie Bateman // June 5th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA, youth // no comments

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GA 2014 may still be a few weeks away, but we’re already on the lookout for the next Youth Caucus Dean for GA 2015 and 2016! Serving as Youth Caucus Dean is a wonderful opportunity to build and strengthen your leadership skills, meet new people, create awesome youth community, and serve your faith. This two-year position is all-expenses paid, meaning that it doesn’t cost you anything to attend meetings and events: we cover registration, flight, housing, food, supplies, etc.     Youth Caucus Deans are the leaders of the volunteer Youth Caucus Staff. They choose and coordinate programming, select additional staff, facilitate meetings, collaborate with adult leaders across the Association and make Youth Caucus the…

A Season of Camp

Written by T. Resnikoff // May 16th 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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Everyone Welcome @ Unirondack – find your tribe and go Unirondack is known for creating a camp experience where people, “live the values that are inherent in Unitarian Universalist principles – acceptance, compassion and decision-making through the democratic process.” The result is that each camp experience is built around the unique community formed by the people who are there. Check out the Unirondack Spring, Summer and Fall Camp Schedule   Information on upcoming camps:   Men’s Gathering, June 6-8 Young Adult Reunion, June 15-18 Summer Youth Camp (several sessions, click to check dates) High Peaks Adventure, July 27- August 2 (Teen trip camp) Family Camp, August 17-23 Members Weekend, October 10-13 (free for Unirondack members)(Become…

5 Tips for Your Youth Caucus Forms

Written by Jeremie Bateman // May 1st 2014 // Events and Opportunities, GA, youth // no comments

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Have you registered for General Assembly as a youth? Are you a parent, religious educator or advisor with youth attending GA? Get our five tips for filling out your Youth Caucus forms! After submitting and paying for registration for General Assembly, youth still need complete their Youth Caucus forms in order to attend GA. For youth who are 18, they need to sign the participant covenant. Youth under 18, however, need to fill out the participant covenant and submit parental permission and sponsorship forms. The tips below will help you with the parent and sponsor forms. Use this handy image for sharing with parents, families and sponsors over social media. Find more information about these…

Power UP with Rev. Monica

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 30th 2014 // Guides and Tools, Stories and Voices, young adults, youth // no comments

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On-Air Thursdays, on-line any-time Power UP with Rev. Monica (Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings) is an internet radio show that informs, inspires and empowers the lives of listeners with music, inspirational readings, interviews and reflections. Power UP can be heard on WGTD HD3 radio every Thursday from 8:00-8:30 PM CST and at 9PM EST/7PM MST/6PM PST. You can you leave comments on this page or on the show’s facebook page. Listen to the Power UP promo Read the Unitarian Universalist Association Living Mosaic blog, by Rev. Monica. Learn about multicultural and multigenerational congregation of Unitarian Universalism, a welcoming faith. Listen to pre-recorded episodes of Power UP. Each episode addresses a different topic: ♦ PowerUP on…