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…

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.

The AmazinGA Race Continues!

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 19th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, youth // no comments

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Episode 2: You’ve Been U-Turned! Follow Youth Caucus ’15 Dean Olivia Calvi as she races to Portland, Oregon for the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, June 24-28. Here are all the links mentioned in the video: Register for Youth Caucus Learn about Youth Sponsors to GA Learn How to Become a Delegate to GA

Unitarian Universalist Youth Ministry is Exceptional

Written by T. Resnikoff // March 11th 2015 // Featured Youth, Future of Faith, UUA // no comments

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AND HERE IS WHY –   In this excerpt from his post, James Griner Interim Youth Ministry Specialist of the Unitarian Universalist Pacific Western Region shares why he believes Unitarian Universalist youth ministry is worth quitting his job over, and the importance of youth ministry to the continuing relevance of Unitarian Universalism. -Ed.       Why UU youth programming is vital and needs your support. Three months ago, I decided to leave my job of eight years to work with Unitarian Universalism youth programming. Friends and family wondered aloud: why leave a stable job with solid benefits and ample resources? In the end, the primary reason impelling this decision: I believe in the possibilities,…

Youth Talks Request for Proposals

Written by jennicadavishockett // March 10th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, General Assembly 2015, UUA, youth // 2 comments

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Ever had a secret dream of being a bridge architect that you thought was just not practical? We’re here to make that dream a reality! Well, we can’t help you get a job in the construction industry, but we can help you build bridges. Share your knowledge with us at Youth Talks, the Youth Caucus version of GA Talks, at General Assembly 2015 in Portland, OR. GA Talks are short multimedia presentations started by YA@GA (Young Adults at General Assembly) based on the successful “TED Talks” familiar to many. Youth Caucus staff seek volunteers to create 10 minute presentations focusing on topics prevalent in the youth community on the theme “Building Bridges.” Build Bridges with…

No Money? No Problem! 10 Ways to GA on a Budget

Written by jennicadavishockett // March 9th 2015 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Youth, GA, General Assembly 2015, Guides and Tools, UUA, youth // no comments

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  Youth Registration to General Assembly: $205. Single room at the Hilton for 4 nights: almost $600. Cross-country flight: $500. Getting loads of financial help from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and other organizations: Priceless. There are lots of ways to get to GA and have a fabulous time without turning your pockets inside out . Here are the top 10. 10. Fundraise. Many folks in your community know that General Assembly is a transformational experience for youth. And if they don’t already know, don’t be afraid to tell them! From understanding your expenses, to creating an action plan and giving thanks to your donors, this handy Fundraising Manual will help you through the whole process. It’s…

Grants for Youth Groups Attending GA 2015

Written by jennicadavishockett // March 9th 2015 // General Assembly 2015, Guides and Tools // one comment

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Pocket Lining On Us It is no secret getting to experience General Assembly 2015 costs money! Getting your whole youth group to GA costs even more money! But it doesn’t have to all come out of your or your congregation’s pockets. The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Unitarian Universalist Association helps your youth group get to GA by offering competitive grants for up to $1,000 to encourage youth groups to organize and attend GA together. If your youth group applies for this grant, you can STILL apply for individual financial aid! What you’ll need: A budget plan (including income and expenses) A fundraising plan At least 5 youth from your congregation…