August 2012 Congregational Bulletin; New Edition of Catalyst Now Available; Get Your Free iPhone and Andriod App from the CLF; Engaging in Multicultural Ministry
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 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.
Ministries and Faith Development announces new field test opportunities for new Tapestry if Faith programs.
Now available from the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), a new app for your iPhone or Droid for free! Light a chalice while you read words for reflections and more!
Multicultural Growth and Witness announces Engaging in Multicultural Ministry, a collection of resources to help increase your congregation’s capacity for intentional multicultural ministry and racial justice work.
We hope that you enjoy all of the materials offered here and in the list below.
Public Information Assistant
From Beacon Press:
New and notable books (PDF) from Beacon Press, and the top-selling titles from General Assembly 2012.
From the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF):
The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), a unique congregation without walls, offers a free Unitarian Universalist (UU) iPhone app and Droid app (PDF) that allows you to light a chalice, share joys and concerns, read and listen to Quest, CLF’s worship publication and read the Daily Compass, words of reflection and meditation.
From Congregational Life:
Does your congregation host an Art Gallery? Consider signing up for Uuartgalleries (PDF), a closed email list for gallery directors, committee chairs or for people who would like more information on how to start a gallery in their own congregation.
From Eliot & Pickett House:
An offer of a 40% discount (PDF) for any new reservation made with Eliot and Pickett House, for a minimum of a two night stay in the month of August.
An invitation to all UU Common Endowment Fund investors (PDF) and interested potential investors to join the quarterly conference call on August 21st.
—For treasurers, endowment committees and finance committees
From the International Office:
An International News (PDF) update from the UUA.
From Ministries and Faith Development:
Field test opportunities (PDF) for new Tapestry of Faith RE programs in 2012-13, including Sing to the Power (Grades 4-5), World of Wonder (Grades K-1), and a new, eight-session version of Building the World We Dream About for young adults which presents the voices of young adults who bring historically marginalized identities to Unitarian Universalism. Browse the new programs online. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
—For religious educators and lay leader
UUs of Color are invited to share their experiences, to help shape the creation of new faith development resources for and by Unitarian Universalist People of Color (PDF), in online conversations scheduled for August.
From Multicultural Growth and Witness:
For your reading pleasure: the twenty-fourth issue of Catalyst (PDF), the newsletter of Multicultural Growth & Witness Regarding Racial and Ethnic Concerns.
The August Newsletter (PDF) is now available from Multicultural Growth and Witness
—For social justice/taskforce chairs
Looking for more ways to bring General Assembly home to your congregation? Check out Engaging in Multicultural Ministry (PDF)—a collection of resources to help increase your congregation’s capacity for intentional multicultural ministry and racial justice work!
From Skinner House:
An announcement of Fluent in Faith (PDF), a new title by Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar.
From Stewardship and Development:
Pledge to support Unitarian Universalism! (PDF)
—For ministers, board presidents, finance and stewardship committees
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