October 2011 Congregational Bulletin
Beacon Press Presents the New Common Read; Breakthrough Congregation Videos Available Now; New Titles from Skinner House
On behalf of the staff here at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), I hope this message finds you well. Please allow me to highlight a few items for you in the paragraphs below. You can find more information on each, plus other announcements and resources, linked in the bulletin materials list that follows. Please share them with your congregation.
Beacon Press announces the 2011-2012 UUA Common Read Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel. The UUA Bookstore is supporting the Common Read by offering a 10% discount on orders of 5-9 books and a 20% discount for ordering 10 books or more.
The Office of Congregational Life announces that the new Breakthrough Congregations videos are now available for your viewing pleasure on UUA.org. These videos are also downloadable!
Social Action Heroes: Unitarian Universalist Who Are Changing the World, a new Skinner House title by UU Worlds Senior Editor, Michelle Bates Deakin. Her book profiles important social actions taken by Unitarian Universalists (UUs) around the world. Also newly available is Soul to Soul: Fourteen Gatherings for Reflection and Sharing by Christine Robinson and Alicia Hawkins. Both of these new titles are available through the UUA Bookstore.
We hope that you enjoy all of the materials offered here and in the list below.
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From Beacon Press:
This is an announcement of the new UUA Common Read (PDF), Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel, published by Beacon Press.
From the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF):
Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), a unique congregation without walls, offers Newsletter Filler (PDF) – a monthly email announcing CLF resources and Shop discounts for those odd, leftover spaces in your own church bulletin. Free!
—For newsletter editors
From Congregational Life:
An announcement that the new Breakthrough Congregation videos (PDF) are now available to view and download.
—For membership committees and membership professionals
From General Assembly and Conference Services:
The General Assembly Program Development Group is calling for Program Proposals (PDF) for the 2012 General Assembly in Phoenix, Arizona. All proposals must be submitted by Tuesday, November 1st.
From International Resources:
International News (PDF) from the UUA.
—For ministers, presidents and publicity committees
From Ministries and Faith Development:
Use a new Tapestry of Faith guide (PDF) to bring small group ministry concepts into your Sunday morning children and junior youth RE program. Download “Adapting Small Group Ministry for Children,” by Gail Forsyth-Vail, in PDF format, at no charge.
—For ministers, religious educators and lay leaders
From Multicultural Growth and Witness (MG&W):
Now available for your reading pleasure, the seventeenth issue of Catalyst (PDF), the newsletter of Multicultural Growth & Witness Regarding Racial and Ethnic
Also available, the MG&W October Newsletter (PDF).
—For social justice/taskforce chairs
From Skinner House Books:
Announcing two new titles, Social Action Heroes and Soul to Soul (PDF). Available now from the UUA Bookstore.
From Stewardship and Development:
A calling for excellent stewardship sermons (PDF) and looking forward to Association Sunday 2011.
—For ministers, board presidents, finance and stewardship committees
From the UUA Bookstore:
A pamphlet order form (PDF) listing all available pamphlets the Bookstore has to offer.
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