Youth Observer 2014-2015 Elections

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 4th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, UUA // no comments

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BE A NATIONAL VOICE FOR YOUTH   A new Youth Observer (YO) to the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees is elected every year prior to General Assembly. The Youth Observer to the Board is an important, national leadership position held by a Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth who is voted into office by UU youth in a national election.       WHO MAY RUN  – Any youth who: Will be in high school (Grades 9-12) or the equivalent for the 2014-2015 school year; Is active in a UUA congregation; Is able to attend the first Board of Trustees Meeting on Monday, June 30, 2014 in Providence, RI (following the close of General Assembly)…

Multicultural Leadership School, July 25–29, 2014

Written by T. Resnikoff // February 25th 2014 // Mosaic // no comments

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Build a Multicultural Base The Multicultural Leadership School (MLS) is a training designed specifically for Unitarian Universalist (UU) Youth and Young Adults of Color. The goal of the training is to equip participants to be leaders in their UU congregation, district or continental committee. The 3 ½ day school will feature experienced facilitators who will be intentional on providing participants with experiences that will foster relationship building, leadership skills, racial/ethnic identity development, inter-cultural collaboration and deepening of faith identity. Learn more about the program and apply here.  

It’s ALL Connected

Written by Annie Gonzalez // January 30th 2014 // 30 Days of Love // no comments

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DAY 13: Intersectional Justice Making When I was a little girl I wanted to save the planet. At four years old my concept of saving the planet involved recycling, stopping pollution by singing songs about how much I loved the earth, and being really nice to animals. Sixteen years later, as a college student, I still recycled and brought re-usable bags to the store, but I had become much more interested in other justice issues, issues that I thought were completely separate from those hippie-dippy tree-hugging concerns. I was learning about institutional racism and western hegemony, and these problems seemed to have nothing to do with my naïve ideas about saving the planet. Then one…

Introducing Your YA@GA Staff!

Written by Annie Gonzalez // January 24th 2014 // GA, young adults // no comments

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Your Young Adults at General Assembly (YA@GA) co-facilitators and your Youth and Young Adult Ministries Office staff are pleased to introduce our volunteer staff for YA@GA 2014!  These folks are already working hard to plan workshops, events and worship services that minister to young adults at General Assembly and inspire everyone attending. Without further ado I give you:   Our Community Engagement Coordinator, Abigail Clauhs Abigail Clauhs is a senior finishing up her undergraduate degree in Religion (with a minor in English) at Boston University and is in the process of applying to seminary. Originally from South Carolina, she has a dedication to diversity and interfaith cooperation and is involved with Arlington Street Unitarian Universalist…

Be Massively Moral With Us

Written by T. Resnikoff // January 13th 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Social Justice // no comments

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Join with UUs in North Carolina on a march for Moral Justice On February 8 march and rally in Raleigh, NC in what the NAACP, local UU congregations and others are organizing to be the largest moral rally in the South since Selma. Learn more about how to participate or register on Standing on the Side of Love (SSL) here. Read about the march on the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKONJ) website. Read the statement by the Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association.   Support North Carolina’s Moral Agenda and Spread it Far and Wide! Economic Sustainability, Alleviating Poverty and Expanding Labor Rights for All Fully-Funded Constitutional Public Education Healthcare for…

December Campus Ministry Gathering

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 22nd 2013 // Events and Opportunities, On Campus // no comments

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Connect with campus ministry leaders Sunday December 1, 2013. Looking to nourish the souls of the students in your group?  Wanting to create moving worship and facilitate meaningful discussions?  Hoping to take care of your own spirit as well? Join the Monthly UU Campus Ministry Leaders Connections on the first Sunday of each month! It’s an opportunity to connect with other leaders, share successes and setbacks, and learn ways to enhance your campus ministry. THIS MONTH’S GATHERING We’ll connect at 8 pm Eastern on Sunday December 1st via fuzebox (see instructions below). After introductions and check-in, we’ll hear from special guests on small group worship and deep discussions.  We’ll wrap up by touching on self-care….

Leader AND Winner

Written by Jeremie Bateman // November 12th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, youth // 4 comments

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This picture speaks for itself. It’s not everyday the Unitarian Universalist Association hands out hard cold cash, so everybody here was on the edge of their seat wondering who the lucky Luminary Leader would be that won an up to $500 scholarship to attend the Unitarian Universalist event of his/her/hir choice. In fact, President Rev. Peter Morales was so excited he asked to pick the name himself so he’d be the first to know! Congratulations to our winner!

Everyone Wins – But Someone Won Up To $500

Written by T. Resnikoff // November 8th 2013 // Featured Youth // no comments

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  Leadership has its rewards. Find out which newly registered Luminary Leader won the contest giveaway of an up to $500 scholarship to attend the Unitarian Universalist event of her/his/hir choice. Check back on Blue Boat Tuesday, November 12 for a special – and especially fun – announcement of the contest winner.   Learn more about the Luminary Leaders program from the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries NOW!

Wanted: Young Adult Staff for GA 2014

Written by Annie Gonzalez // November 5th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, GA // no comments

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LEAD THE PACK. Ready for an exciting leadership opportunity? Passionate about Unitarian Universalist young adult community? Interested in going to General Assembly 2014. Want to go for free? The Young Adults at General Assembly (YA@GA) are looking for three fully-funded volunteer staff for General Assembly 2014 in Providence, RI.  We need one worship coordinator, one community engagement coordinator and one program coordinator.  Each staff person will have their travel, lodging and food expenses covered for GA 2014.  The deadline for applying is December 6th, 2013 and all the relevant information can be found here. This is an exciting year to be a part of the young adult community at General Assembly.  We are shifting away…

A Prayer for Religious Educators

Written by Carey McDonald // October 19th 2013 // Stories and Voices, youth // 4 comments

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Owen Huelsbeck, Senior Dean of General Assembly Youth Caucus, delivered this prayer at the 2013 LREDA Fall Conference. – Ed. Spirit of Love, Thank you for this time for liberal religious educators to be able to come together, refresh each other, teach each other and commune together.  Please hold them well and give them the strength and courage and perspective to keep putting faith formation at the center of congregational life. I give thanks for Directors of Religious Education who create the kind of space that our youngest kids delight in. I have a younger brother, only 5 years old, who wakes up every morning asking if it’s a church day, pretty disappointed, not that…