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ZZZ-RETIRED Association Sunday 2008 Stories of Generosity
Giving & Generosity

Olympia Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregation
July 15, 2009
Reverend Arthur Vaeni and the leaders of the Olympia UU Congregation have been strengthening connections with their local community and our UU congregations for some time. Read More >

West Shore UU Church
June 10, 2009
As Jack Mendelsohn wrote, great congregations and great ministers create one another; it’s a partnership of equals in which the partners balance one another, and bring out the best in one another. And that is exactly what the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Cleveland with their co-ministers, Kathleen Rolenz and Wayne Arnason, is modeling. Read More >

Ellen Brettell
May 13, 2009
Ellen Brettell has demonstrated a spirited commitment to our Unitarian Universalist faith throughout her life.  She has been a member of the First Universalist Church in Denver for more years than she will say, and has served it in every lay leadership role including as its first female moderator (president of the congregation). Read More >

Central Pennsylvania Area Revival Service
April 8, 2009
Association Sunday is a celebration of our connections in faith and of the common bonds and purposes that bring us together. In 2008, nearly 580 congregations demonstrated their commitment to growing Unitarian Universalism in creative and inspiring ways; one cluster of congregations in central Pennsylvania went above and beyond and joined in one of the most exciting celebrations of Association Sunday yet. Read More >

The UU Church of Arlington, VA
March 4, 2009
This large, dynamic congregation has been supportive of the Unitarian Universalist Association for years. And amazingly, they reached the heights of generosity during their Association Sunday service on October 12, 2008—held in the face of most challenging economic circumstances—where they were able to raise $10,902 to Grow Our Spirit! Read More >

Florida District of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
February 6, 2009
The incredible generosity of those who participated in the first Association Sunday is still benefiting our districts and congregations today, over a year later! Returning one-third of the over 1.4 million dollars raised as grants to our districts inspired a great deal of creativity and allowed for the realization of some worthwhile programs for growing our faith. The Florida District even held a friendly little competition to determine how their grant money would be spent and is pleased to share the results. Read More >

Pacific Central District of the UUA
December 23, 2008
The outstanding success of the first annual Association Sunday on October 14, 2007, has been felt throughout the country. One-third of the over 1.4 million dollars raised by this exciting event went back to our districts in the form of grants for projects which will help to grow Unitarian Universalism. The Pacific Central District is especially excited about what they were able to do in 2008 with their share of this money. Read More >

The Huntsville UU Fellowship of Huntsville, TX
November 4, 2008
As a small congregation of only twenty-eight members who gather in a hospital chapel in rural Texas, the Huntsville UU Fellowship hasn’t always found it easy to feel connected to the larger denomination. Read More >

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