December 2011: Beacon Press Gift Ideas; Certification of Membership Deadline; New Title 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 couple of items for you in the lines 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 by printing or forwarding.
Beacon Press is offering holiday gift ideas this month. Order before December 15th and receive 20% off of your order through the Beacon Press website.
Data Services is reminding us that the Congregational Certification of Membership deadline is February 1st.
New from Skinner House, Soul to Soul, a collection of gatherings for your small group ministry or other spiritual sharing group.
We hope that you enjoy all of the materials offered here and in the list below.
Public Information Assistant
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From Beacon Press:
An advertisement featuring holiday gift ideas (PDF). Order before December 15th and receive 20% off your order through the Beacon Press website.
From the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF):
Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), a unique congregation without walls, offers discount prices (PDF) on its UU pewter and enamel lapel pins and pendants. Items can be found in the CLF Gift Shop. See flyer for details.
From the Data Services Office:
A notice about the Congregational Certification of Membership (PDF) deadline on February 1st.
—To church presidents, administrators, ministers or membership chairs
From General Assembly and Conference Services:
It’s time for all Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregations to Certify and Vote (PDF). Certification is open; all UU congregations are asked to provide statistical and financial information, update UU Directory data, and participate in the Congregational Poll. The Poll will determine whether any or all of the five proposed Congregational Study/Action Issues will be submitted to the delegates of the 2012 General Assembly for consideration.
—For congregation’s board, president, administrator and denominational affairs committee
From International Resources:
International News (PDF) from the UUA.
—For ministers, presidents and publicity committees
From Ministries and Faith Development:
Announcement and web address of The Blue Boat (PDF)—a blog published by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for youth, young adults and those who work with them.
Also from the MFD’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, register now for the Transracially Adopted Youth Ministry Webinar (PDF) taking place on December 15th.
From the Mountain Desert District:
An notice for the annual Building Beloved Community (PDF) event in Denver, Colorado this January.
From Multicultural Growth and Witness:
Now available for your reading pleasure, the nineteenth issue of Catalyst (PDF), the newsletter of Multicultural Growth & Witness Regarding Racial and Ethnic Concerns.
Also available from Multicultural Growth and Witness, the December Newsletter (PDF).
—For social justice/taskforce chairs
From Skinner House Books:
an announcement of the new title Soul to Soul (PDF).
From Stewardship and Development:
A Call for Sermons (PDF). We are looking for your best sermons on stewardship. Share yours with the UU community. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
From the UUA Bookstore:
Free Shipping (PDF) is available through December 9th on orders from the UUA Bookstore.
Also from the UUA Bookstore, information on hosting a Book Fair (PDF).
—For congregational leaders
From UU World:
An offer for discounted congregational subscriptions (PDF).
—For ministers, membership coordinators, office staff and board members
Order a UU World gift subscription. The holiday gift-giving season is here! Help inquiring friends learn more about Unitarian Universalism. Print this mail-in order form (PDF) or order online.
Read more about UU World subscription details.
—For congregation members, friends and staff
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