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    Fiercely UU: Showing Up in Full

    Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they follow that call.  To be fiercely UU is to proclaim human worth and interdependence. In an individualist, greed-based, shame and fear fueled white supremacist patriarchy, we say no to isolation and oppression and yes to radical love and covenanted connection. – Ed.     Showing Up in Full by KC Slack I’m what you might call a 1st & 7th principle Unitarian Universalist. Don’t get me wrong, principles two through six matter immensely to me, but the first and seventh are the ones I come back to over and over again in my…

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    Text, Talk, Act with Your Youth or Young Adult Group

    More than 20% of teenagers and young adults suffer some type mental health stress, and as many as 30% of adolescents experience one major episode of depression before reaching adulthood.¹ And while this information is sobering, it is heartening to know that this is also the age at which people are the most receptive to positive influences that can help overcome mental health stress. Here is a way to be one of those positive influences:   During the month of May youth at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta are taking part in Text, Talk, Act for mental health, AND YOU CAN TOO! “Text, Talk, Act is an innovative effort that uses smart phones as a way…

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    Meet Our New Youth Observers to the UUA Board

    Welcome Andrea and Bailey! We are pleased to announce that the 2016-2018 Youth Observer Elections have come to a close and we are have two stellar Youth Observers. Nine congregations voted and both elections were very close. Our next Youth Observers will be Andrea Briscoe and Bailey Saddlemire.     Andrea Briscoe Andrea will be serving as Youth Observer for one year, 2016-2017. She is a member at Main Line Unitarian Universalist Church in Devon, PA. Andrea has served our faith in a number of roles including as a peer youth chaplain and worship coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Youth Ministry Council. She current serves as Senior Dean of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly…

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    Watch the Youth Observer Candidate Statements

    We asked each of your candidates to tape themselves talking about why they want to serve as Youth Observer to the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees. Watch and listen to what they said, and vote! Read about each of the Youth Observer candidates here.   Click for Youth Observer Voting Process and ballots. Ballots must be received by April 4, 2016. Watch the videos here: One Year Term Candidates Andrea Briscoe                                                                Izzy Springs                         Two Year Term Candidates Bailey Saddlemire                                                         Megan Schulz

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    Youth Observer Candidates

    One or Two Year Terms: Four Candidates to Meet Friends, it is that time of the year again! It’s time to elect the next Youth Observers to the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees. , Olivia and Caleb describe their role as the current Youth Observers in this statement:  “This position helps us share that light with the adults of our faith and establish our collective voice as youth leaders, thus creating a strong multi-generational community.” For the first time ever we have contested elections and candidates for the two year position. Before getting to meet the candidates, here is the job description for the position: The Youth Observers bring a youth voice to the…

Recent Posts for Unitarian Universalist Youth (high school age)

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SnapChat Younger Folks Into Your Congregation

May 16th 2016, no comments

Using SnapChat to Expand Your Reach To Younger Folks Recently I shared this image, by Benjamin Schwa...

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Fiercely UU: Showing Up in Full

May 9th 2016, no comments

Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what o...

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Meet Our New Youth Observers to the UUA Board

April 12th 2016, no comments

Welcome Andrea and Bailey! We are pleased to announce that the 2016-2018 Youth Observer Elections ha...

Youth Caucus showed leadership at General Assembly by supporting the Black Lives Matter movement

Be A Youth Delegate at General Assembly

March 2nd 2016, no comments

Isabelle McCurdy explains the difference you will make… Isabelle McCurdy, Senior Business Mana...

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Illuminating Leaders: Phebe Hawes

February 9th 2016, no comments

Luminary Alum Phebe Hawes has big ideas… Phebe Hawes is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist (UU)...

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We Can’t Keep Our Children Safe

November 25th 2015, no comments

Fear, safety, protests, and supporting the movement for Black lives When my daughter Moira was born ...

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Taking a Small Risk for Big Growth

November 25th 2015, 6 comments

How Smart Congregations Grow Members This summer at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Gen...

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Lessons From NOLA

September 30th 2015, no comments

Annie Hanley-Miller reports from the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) Activ...

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Reflections in Shade of the US-Mexico Border Wall

September 28th 2015, no comments

“What do you do when you come head to head with the very evil you are working against?” ...

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Announcing Youth Caucus 2016 Deans

September 28th 2015, no comments

At the time this post was published, there were a mere 270 days before thousands of Unitarian Unive...

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And the Mic Dropped…

September 4th 2015, no comments

Bro! Listen to the kids! On Sunday, August 30th, Kanye West gave a speech at the MTV Video Music Awa...

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Bridging and Changing

June 5th 2015, 2 comments

The cliff from youth to young adulthood is steep. You speed towards the edge only to come to a scree...