Rise Up with the TIDE

Written by T. Resnikoff // December 15th 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

TIDE_Conf_15

Spread Pluralism, Share Your Voice, Change the World! TIDE CONFERENCE Memorial Day Weekend 2015 : WAVE OF CHANGE Youth LEAD (Youth Leaders Engaging Across Differences) – formerly Interfaith Action – is an organization that aims to reflect, connect, and act across differences. Each year we present the opportunity for youth to attend the annual Teenage Identity and Diversity Education (TIDE) Conference.  The TIDE Conference is organized by about 50 high school students of diverse backgrounds. The goal of the conference is to develop leadership and facilitation skills that allow teens to communicate respectfully and effectively about highly charged issues. After taking part in workshops, dialogues and other activities throughout the weekend, participants will leave TIDE…

These Pants are Meant for Leading

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 25th 2014 // Featured Youth, UUA, youth // one comment

LL_Pic_4_Pants_1

Luminary Leading, that is.   Who won the Luminary Leaders drawing of a pair of super plush UUA sweats? Watch to find out: Catch the flame –  become a Luminary Leader yourself!

Youth Caucus REALLY Needs You!

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

YC_Needs_Help

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.

From Your Heart to Their Ears

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 13th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth // no comments

LL_Webcast_PMJK_1

Join US for a Piping Hot Time! Are you a Luminary Leader? Enter for the chance to interview Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Peter Morales and UUA Moderator and Chief Governance Officer Jim Key. Not yet a Luminary Leader? Become one now THEN enter the drawing. Currently Scheduled for January 24, 2015 Want to… Lob ‘em a hot potato… Spark a flame for youth ministry… Light their fire for youth leadership… Melt their hearts… Dazzle ‘em with your perspicacity… Stew their curiosity… Get ‘em to take something off the back-burner… * Then get on the boil and sign up today! * You better believe we’re cookin’ up way more idioms  – add your own below!

Join the Young Adult Leaders List!

Written by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // November 13th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Guides and Tools // no comments

Dont' be shy YALL meme

Take Ten Minutes to Change the Future of Our Faith Here’s the situation: My name is Annie and I work for the Unitarian Universalist Association.  I’m a young adult and one aspect of my ministry is supporting young adults across our faith.  So when a Unitarian Universalist is looking for a young adult voice or perspective, they often come to me and say “Hey Annie, do you know any young adults who would be good for *insert type of leadership here*?” Well usually I do, because I happen to know a fair amount of UU young adults.  But there’s a problem here: being part of UU leadership should not depend on whether or not you know me….

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

GA_YC_15_Leadership_1101

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:…

Summer Seminary Grad Seeks Answers

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

SS_Emily_and_Carter_Convo

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…

Luminary Leaders: Lighting a New Way

Written by jennicadavishockett // October 22nd 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, Programs and Links, UUA, youth // no comments

LL_2

Are you 14-18 or in your first year out of high school?          Are you dedicated to living your Unitarian Universalist faith?                 Are you a leader in your congregation, community, district or region?                        Or do you want to be?  Now is your time to apply to be a Luminary Leader. Join other youth leaders across the nation in lighting a new way. Visit uua.org/luminary to find out how to join. Apply for Level One and get access to a variety of open opportunities to lead. Apply for Level Two, which includes submitting an Experience Profile…

Summer Seminary’s Emergent Properties

Written by jennicadavishockett // October 21st 2014 // Stories and Voices, UUA // no comments

SS_Emergent_Prop_Ballesteros

Some of the programming at Summer Seminary 2014 was structured, like our time spent at Meadville Lombard Theological School learning about discerning the call, theology, faith formation, UU history and preaching. Some of the programming was designed for open dialogue, so students could pick the brains of music directors, ministers, religious educators and UUA staff members. And some of the time was left open, so that what needed to emerge in the moment, could. Here’s Steven’s account of how the students decided to take it deeper. -Ed.   The knowledge of Summer Seminary’s impact on the incredible youth and young adults should be wide spread and thought of deeply within our communities at home. While writing…

Say No More, Just #Change the Name

Written by T. Resnikoff // October 10th 2014 // Social Justice // no comments

Change_the_Name

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