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$1.35 Million Raised By Association Sunday
March 15, 2008 | by Donald E. Skinner
Association Sunday is a success, says the Rev. Stephen Papa, special assistant to the president for Growth Funding. More than 650 congregations held Association Sunday services from October through this ...

2008 Association Sunday Set for October 12
September 26, 2008 | by Donald E. Skinner
The date for the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA’s) second annual Association Sunday is October 12. The UUA is asking congregations to hold events that day to recognize and support ...

GA Recordings Available
September 26, 2008 | by Donald E. Skinner
CDs of many General Assembly (GA) workshop presentations are available for $12 from Content Management. DVDs are $20.

Heritage Trip Booklet
March 15, 2009 | by Donald E. Skinner
Bringing a youth group to Boston? Check out the new Heritage Trip booklet for Coming of Age and other group trips. It includes a virtual tour of Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) headquarters at ...

Midsize Conference February 6-8 in Houston
December 15, 2008 | by Donald E. Skinner
A conference for leaders of midsize congregations (250 to 500 members) will be held February 6-8 in Houston, TX. Titled, “Envisioning Inclusive Excellence in the Midsize Congregation,” the ...

Multiracial Multicultural Conference Scheduled For April in Tulsa
December 15, 2008 | by Donald E. Skinner
The Unitarian Universalist Association’s third annual conference on creating and nurturing multiracial, multicultural congregations, will be April 3-5 in Tulsa, OK. Tulsa was selected for its diversity ...

The Future Is Now for Electronic Newsletters
March 15, 2009 | by Donald E. Skinner
Ah for the good old days, when a group of congregants would get together and fold and address a few hundred church newsletters, then lug them down to the post office. And wait two days for everyone to ...

Useful Congregational Life Articles on UU World Website
September 26, 2008 | by Donald E. Skinner
InterConnections is not the only source of articles about congregational life. Visit uuworld.org weekly for articles on church life and other topics. You can also receive a weekly email notifying you of ...

UU Women's Conference Planned for Houston
July 15, 2008 | by Donald E. Skinner
The International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women (ICUUW) conference will explore ways for women to expand their opportunities, including within congregations in areas such as equality and ...

Ad Campaign, DVD Aimed at Visitors
December 15, 2007 | by Donald E. Skinner
The UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association) is running ads in four issues of Time magazine this fall and winter. The ads began appearing October 15 and the final ad for the current series will ...

Atlanta Video Ignites Volunteer Program
May 10, 2012 | by Donald E. Skinner
When the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta created a new volunteer/community building program called Spirit in Service, organizers wanted a way to promote it and inspire friends and members ...

Black Empowerment DVD
March 15, 2008 | by Donald E. Skinner
The DVD Wilderness Journey: The Struggle for Black Empowerment and Racial Justice within the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1967-1970, is available for purchase through the Unitarian Universalist ...

Calling the District Office: Can Just Anyone Do It?
October 15, 2003
Can just anyone from a congregation call the district office for advice?Anyone can call her office, says Nancy Heege, district executive of the Prairie Star District. “If ...

Campus Ministry Takes Many Forms
December 1, 2010 | by Donald E. Skinner
Those Unitarian Universalist (UU) young adults who go off to college each fall sometimes are fortunate enough to find a UU group to connect with when they get there. And sometimes they’re not.Kayla ...

Churches Teach Each Other About Their Strengths
March 15, 2008 | by Donald E. Skinner
Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist (UU) Church at Camp Springs, MD, has done pretty well at creating a church home that is welcoming to people of color. It hasn’t been as good, says its minister, ...

Common Read Looks at Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
September 7, 2012 | by Donald E. Skinner
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander has been selected as the 2012–2013 Unitarian Universalist Association Common Read (UUACR). Alexander, an attorney ...

Congregations Can Watch General Assembly Events Live
June 3, 2010 | by Donald E. Skinner
Video from fourteen major events at General Assembly (GA), the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) annual gathering of congregations June 23–27 in Minneapolis, will be streamed as they ...

Congregations Utilize Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Podcasting
January 1, 2010 | by Donald E. Skinner
Keeping up with social media and determining which tools are most useful to a congregation trying to build connections among its members and reach into the larger community could be a fulltime job. But ...

Connecting Students in College Towns
December 15, 2007 | by Donald E. Skinner
Congregations that have sent young adults off to college can help them stay connected to their faith by notifying a Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation in that new location. Greeting ...

Cross-town Cooperation Boosts Congregations
June 1, 2000 | by Donald E. Skinner
Many of the ten congregations in metropolitan Pittsburgh, PA, have fewer than one hundred members, but together they have nearly 1,000 and in recent years they've found more and more ...

Email Lists Support RE Volunteers, Youth
August 15, 2005 | by Donald E. Skinner
The Unitarian Universalist Association Lifespan Faith Development Staff Group sponsors 10 email lists where religious professionals, volunteers, and youth can talk with each other to share tips and concerns ...

Forming a Denominational Connections Committee
March 15, 2005 | by Donald E. Skinner
Q. Our Denominational Connections committee could use some help in getting organized. Are there resources available?A. The InterConnections Resources for Lay Leaders website now has a section just for ...

GA Inspires, Delights, Educates
October 15, 2006 | by Donald E. Skinner
Q. We're trying to inspire more people to attend General Assembly (GA), but I don't always know what to say to them to encourage them to go. Any advice?A. Cilla Raughley, district executive of the Pacific ...

GA, UU University In Fort Lauderdale
March 15, 2008 | by Donald E. Skinner
The 2008 General Assembly (GA) will be held June 25-29 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Information is at UUA.org > Events > General Assembly. Registration opened March 1. Rates increase on May 1. Until then, ...

How Do We Make a GA Banner?
January 1, 2000 | by Donald E. Skinner
Q. Our congregation moved to a new location and adopted a new name. Our old church banner became obsolete, and we want to create a new one. When I attended General Assembly for the first time, I could ...

 

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