Weekend Challenge #5 – Name and Date, Please!

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 16th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, UUA // no comments

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What is the name and birth date of the Unitarian Universalist who lost her life fighting for a cause commemorated on the front-page of the Blue Boat right now? Enter your answer as a comment to this post. We will announce the winner – or winners – and publish your response on Tuesday, January 20.

It Can’t Be the Same Without You

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 16th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, UUA, YA @ GA 2014, young adults // no comments

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Hey, Young Adults – General Assembly is only about Six Months* Away   * Find out EXACTLY how much time is left before the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

RSVP Now to Chat with Peter and Jim!

Written by jennicadavishockett // January 12th 2015 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

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ATTENTION! EXCLUSIVELY FOR LEVEL 2 LUMINARY LEADERS (Everyone is invited to read… Only Level 2 Luminary Leaders are invited to speak. – Ed.) Shoot, I’m not a Unitarian Universalist Assocation (UUA) Luminary Leader yet!!! Hurry: APPLY NOW I’m a Luminary Leader, but how do I know if I’m at Level 2? Here’s how: Have you filled out your Level 2 Experience Profile and Endorsements?  (DO IT NOW.) Because wouldn’t it be nice if: The people heading up the UUA  knew you by name? Those people went to you when they needed information about how to run the UUA? Your voice mattered to the progress of our movement? Your voice didn’t just matter, but your impact…

How to Be a Youth Caucus Delegate in 5 Easy Steps

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 7th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, General Assembly 2015 // no comments

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Watch ‘n Read ‘n Be a GA Youth Delegate FUN TIMES Manager Kara Marler Tells You How It Is In Pictures… And in Words… Youth: Want to be a delegate?? What is a delegate? A delegate is a General Assembly (GA) participant who represents the voice of their congregation by attending General Sessions during the week and voting on a variety of business items such as amendments, policy changes, and action issues. The number of delegates a congregation can send is based on how many members they have; each congregation is allowed 1 delegate per 50 voting members, with a minimum of 2 delegates. For many youth, congregations will help out with paying for financial…

Youth Surging Forward

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 5th 2015 // Featured Youth, Future of Faith, Stories and Voices, youth // no comments

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Creating Regional Harmony This account of the second Central East Regional Group (CERG) regional conference comes from CERG Con senior co-dean Lilly Kahris. –Ed. I have found that car rides are a good time for thinking. I have been to 10+ youth conferences; many have which required a long drive. Usually I listen to music, or chat casually with the other people in the car, but yesterday’s drive was different. I spent my four hours reflecting on the past weekend, the second CERG Youth Conference. This was a milestone in my youth career. I have been a conference dean before, but there was something really special about working with youth and adults from other districts…

Rise Up with the TIDE

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

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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

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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

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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.

From Your Heart to Their Ears

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

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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

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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….