News and Information for Unitarian Universalist young adults

Featured Posts for Unitarian Universalist Young Adults (18-35)

  • YaYA_5+1

    Welcome Elizabeth Nguyen!

    5 + 1 = Full Strength YaYA An Introduction, On Hope & Happy New Year! I’m excited to joining you all as the Leadership Development Associate for Youth and Young Adults of Color. I’m also a Unitarian Universalist minister – born and raised in the Midwest and South, a Vietnamese-American, lover of hot pot, college football and justice. I’m so glad to be building on the Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings’ powerful work supporting youth and young adults of color at our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). One highlight of that is that the application for Multicultural Leadership School (MLS): A Gathering for UU Youth and Young Adults of Color is (LIVE NOW!) MLS this year is…

  • FoF_Worship_Space

    Millennials Are Called to Deeper Meaning

    And Drawn to Where Religious Community Can Happen This Barna Group update, Designing Worship Spaces with Millennials in Mind, reveals that as a group when it comes to places of worship  Millennials more readily choose venues that promote the opportunity for creating community over traditional church space. Real world examples from the Unitarian Univeralist faith include The Sanctuaries, DC and The Sanctuary, Boston. Yet the Barna Group report also shows that the dedicated religious nature of the space where worship happens is meaningful too. From the Barna Group report:   While “Sanctuary,” “classic” and “quiet” are more often associated with traditional church buildings, less than half of survey respondents preferred the word “traditional” over “modern.”…

  • SS_15

    Summer Seminary Applications Open 2/13/2015

    Explore the Call “Welcome to the club!” is what my former boss, Nancy Bowen Regional Lead for the Pacific Western Region, said to me when I responded to her question of “what do you want to do with your life?” with “I want to run a spiritual retreat center.” “I know so many ministers who have that as their end goal,” she said. Ministers? I share a goal with ministers? OMG, does Nancy think of me as a minster? I’m nowhere near ordained. I am as close to a minister as a kid in a sandbox is to famous Barcelonan architect, Antoni Gaudí. And yet, when I was a teenager, although I would outwardly say…

  • Sanctuaries_internship

    Intern With The Sanctuaries DC this Summer

    You are Needed for This Unique Ministry in Washington, DC You’re needed. Yes, you, the young adult who is looking for something meaningful to do this summer, you with a commitment to multicultural community building and spirituality. You’re the one. “The most pressing needs of our time,” Parker Palmer writes, “demand community in response.” How else are we to truly know the sacredness of life unless we live in a community where we can be persons, and not merely instruments or roles, to one another? You’re needed by a community that aspires to practice what Palmer preaches. A community of creative people from diverse racial and religious backgrounds. A community of dreamers and risk-takers promoting…

  • becoming_out-of-stock

    What’s the Deal with “becoming”?

    Your “becoming” is coming   “becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Adulthood” is hot off the press and boy is it ever HOT! When we started promoting this book last week we had no idea just how quickly it would become so popular. We knew this collection of reflection and essays spoke to young adults, but we didn’t expect so many young adults would be so eager to hear! We weren’t caught unware, but turns out we’ve been caught short…   Now we are grappling with a very, very enviable problem. The first amazing part of our enviable problem is that generous donors, John F. and Susan B. Smith, funded this project – including printing…

Recent Posts for Unitarian Universalist Young Adults (18-35)

FoF_Worship_Space

Millennials Are Called to Deeper Meaning

February 9th 2015, no comments

And Drawn to Where Religious Community Can Happen This Barna Group update, Designing Worship Spaces ...

SS_15

Summer Seminary Applications Open 2/13/2015

February 6th 2015, no comments

Explore the Call “Welcome to the club!” is what my former boss, Nancy Bowen Regional Lead for th...

Sanctuaries_internship

Intern With The Sanctuaries DC this Summer

February 5th 2015, no comments

You are Needed for This Unique Ministry in Washington, DC You’re needed. Yes, you, the young a...

Inite_to_multien_cong

Multigenerational Leadership – A Place at the Table

January 30th 2015, no comments

An Open Invitation I was invited to preach on Sunday, January 25th, at the Unitarian Universalist Ch...

FoF_Covenant

Covenant Creates Congregation

January 29th 2015, 3 comments

While the Future of Faith is being determined by innovations in the places and ways people connect t...

Dear_YAs_video_play

It Can’t Be the Same Without You

January 16th 2015, no comments

Hey, Young Adults – General Assembly is only about Six Months* Away   * Find out EXACTLY how ...

CM_Click-4-Kit

Look Forward, Not Back

January 9th 2015, no comments

Campus Ministry Kits from the UUA – the Perfect Antidote to End of Break Blues… Get your kit...

Becoming_meme

Adulthood – Spiritually Guided

January 6th 2015, 3 comments

Still – and Always – Becoming by Kayla Parker Becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Adultho...

YA_Spotlight_Series_thumbnail

Spotlight: UUs of the Sanctuary Boston

December 26th 2014, no comments

Welcome to the Spotlight Series! Each month we feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregati...

Revisting_Selma

50 Years On, It Is Time to Act for Justice Again

December 5th 2014, one comment

Witness – and Make History in March, 2015 The Living Legacy Project is hosting a conference, Ma...

YA_Rock-Star

Life–Saving, Torture–Ending, Rock–Star Faith

November 11th 2014, 2 comments

UU Young Adult Tells United Nations: Stop Torture of Queer Youth Samantha Ames is a total rock star....

YA_Spotlight_Series_thumbnail

Spotlight: UUs of Wooster

November 10th 2014, no comments

Welcome to the Spotlight Series! Each month we feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregati...