Elect Your Youth Observers!

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 17th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, UUA // no comments

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Choose Who Represents Youth on the UUA Board of Trustees Meet your candidates for the ONE YEAR position of Youth Observer to the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees. Voting begins May 7. Attention: Candidates for the TWO YEAR position of Youth Observer are still sought, apply before MAY 1, 2015.             Olivia Calvi I have been a Unitarian Universalist my entire life and I can say without a doubt I would not be anywhere near the person I am today without it. Finding my home at PSWD’s Camp de Benneville Pines transformed my idea of what it means to be a part of this faith. The raw community that…

“Tracing Their Steps” – Reflections from Selma Pt. 4

Written by Bart Frost // April 14th 2015 // Future of Faith, Social Justice, Stories and Voices // no comments

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Marching Forward Events of 50 Years Ago Today This is the final installment in a series of reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma Marches. Here are  Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. – ed. Sunday was the day that most of us were waiting for, the anniversary of the bridge crossing. An opportunity to follow the footsteps of those who came before. Before we could cross the bridge, we had to get there first. After gathering on to the buses and heading out in the morning, we landed at City of St. Jude in Montgomery for lunch. During the Selma to Montgomery Marches in 1965 more than 20,000 people camped out on…

Multicultural Leadership School – a.k.a.: Launchpad

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 14th 2015 // Mosaic // no comments

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Work With Your Peers to Bend the Arc of Justice The application deadline for the 2015 Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Multicultural Leadership School (MLS) is April 15 – here is why that it matters: graduates go on to to think, mobilize and lead for diverse, inclusive life-changing Unitarian Universalism (UU). One example? Trevor Coles, MLS ’14 grad presenting a video-chat on UU Paganism for the Interfaith Youth Core Better Together series. Read the blurb: Inspired by his UU-Pagan values, Tyler Coles works to build bridges between communities. Tyler began his work within the interfaith movement while in undergrad and will join students from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds this fall at Vanderbilt University as…

Bridging: the Present and Future of Faith

Written by T. Resnikoff // April 10th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, Guides and Tools // no comments

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The Journey of Faith is Long – With Many Bridges to Cross Faith is a life-long experience, so the Unitarian Universalist Association has resources for Lifespan Faith Development. And where there are spans there are bridges – and Bridgers (youth transitioning to young adulthood). Bridging bridgers is a big deal in Unitarian Universalism. Ours is a multigenerational faith, and today’s youth are the young adult present and future of our congregation. Make it easy for transitioning youth to make new connections and maintain their faith! Urge them to take part in the Bridge Connections program. HERE IS HOW:   THERE AIN’T NO MAGIC ABOUT IT! The Bridge Connections Program makes the connection happen by keeping…

Run for Youth Observer to the Board of Trustees

Written by Bart Frost // March 31st 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, UUA // no comments

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The Answer to These Questions Could Start You on a Great Adventure! Are you currently in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade? Are you passionate about Unitarian Universalism? If so, we want you to apply to be one of two Youth Observers of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Board of Trustees. This year, the UUA is moving to a two-year rotating team of youth. We are looking to fill a one-year position and one two year position. In order to be eligible for the two year position, you must be in high school (or the equivalent) duirng both the 2015-2016 school year and the 2016-2017 school year. Find out more about this opportunity here. This…

Protected: Invitation to Luminary Leaders

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 27th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA // no comments

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Make This A Sophia Fahs Sunday!

Written by jennicadavishockett // March 26th 2015 // Featured Young Adults, Featured Youth, Future of Faith, Guides and Tools // no comments

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Bring multigenerational faith formation to the center of congregational life with Sophia Fahs Sunday! With an eye toward excellence in shared ministry, multicultural diversity, multiple learning styles, and the latest in faith development theory, the “Sophia Fahs Sunday: Journeys of the Spirit” resource packet is ready now on The Fahs Collaborative website! This wonderful worship resource is available online at no cost for your congregation’s celebration of multigenerational faith formation! Engage participants of all ages with wondering rituals and “Beyond Sunday” activities. Connect with stories of faith formation from Unitarian Universalist(UU) leaders of diverse ages and identities, including Luminary Leader and Summer Seminary Graduate Samantha Burden. Be moved by original compositions by UU musicians, poets,…

A Poem From the Earth

Written by jennicadavishockett // March 24th 2015 // Featured Youth, Future of Faith // 2 comments

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If the Earth Could Speak of Her Gratitude for Us Who Belong to the Interdependent Covenant     In a world of my innumerable heartbreaks, there you are. At a time when humans worship net worth not self worth, there you are. When busy feet trample my tiny, unnoticed joys and sirens muffle my songbirds, …there you are. A bird of paradise with a deep, sweet well that draws winged beings near. A blade of grass whose stubborn thrust widens concrete cracks. A sunflower, ever facing our first god. Absorbing, transforming light into life. A vine of ivy, slowly swallowing what man made. A dandelion, wings spread on chaos’ breath. Your nectar is encouragement. Your roots are my…

Commit 2 Respond With Young Adult Aly Tharp

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 23rd 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Future of Faith, Issues and Trends // one comment

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And Thousands of Others of Every Age This Unitarian Universalist Young Adult has a message for everyone: Climate Change is real and there is plenty we can do about it – especially right now by joining the Unitarian Universalist Association initiative Commit 2 Respond.             First, Listen to Aly – Then read what she has to say… My full name is Alyssa Marie Tharp. To my knowledge I am not related to the great marine scientist, Marie Tharp, one of two people who made the first map of the ocean floors and  discovered the great underwater mountain rifts — perhaps the greatest remaining mystery of the natural wonders on Earth….

The Moderator Wants YOU at GA THIS Year

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 20th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, UUA, youth // no comments

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Jim Key Has a Message for Youth Watch this message from Unitarian Universalist Association Moderator  Jim Key – Then do what he asks! Here is how: Watch Kara Marler explain how YOU can become a delegate – Learn how to register for Youth Caucus at  General Assembly 2015 in Portland Oregon, June 24-28.