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Eric Bliss

Youth and Emerging Adult Ministry Specialist

Pacific Western Region in Congregational Life

Email: ebliss@uua.org

Telephone: 303-903-3144

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Eric Bliss, Pacific Western Region Youth and Emerging Adult Ministry Specialist, is a native of Knoxville, TN, where he grew up attending both Westside Unitarian Universalist and Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Churches.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Teacher’s Certificate in the states of Tennessee and Utah.  As a career educator, Eric has taught secondary science classes from Ecology – to Chemistry – to English as a Second Language.  Eric has been active in UU leadership virtually his entire life, beginning as a YRUU group leader, eventually becoming a youth mentor, coordinator, director, and advisor at places such as The Mountain, National Conference for Community and Justice’s “Anytown,” Ferry Beach, Quuest Youth Camp, UUA Summer Seminary, and General Assembly Youth Caucus.  Eric has served as the Mountain Desert District (MDD) Liberal Religious Educators Association Chair and also as the Chaplain to Youth in MDD.  First Unitarian Society of Denver was Eric’s most recent place of employment, where he served as the Director of Religious Exploration for six years.  He is a loving husband and the devoted father of two beautiful boys, named Hollis and Ozwell, is an avid soccer fan and coach, loves skateboarding, playing guitar, and exploring the outdoors.
 

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LeaderLab

Engaging Emerging Adult Leaders in Congregations

Eric Bliss, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh, Annie Gonzalez Milliken

From LeaderLab
Find guiding questions, ideas and best practices for emerging-adult-friendly congregations (ages 18-24).

Pacific Western Region

Shifting from Shame to Compassion

Eric Bliss

From Pacific Western Region
How do we learn to live, as people and as congregations, like we are worthy of love? How do we live into compassion for ourselves and others?
What is Shifting in You? From "Shame" to "Compassion"

Eric Bliss

From Pacific Western Region
“We are not walking this path alone, building spiritual muscles, climbing the ladder to become more perfect. Rather, we are discovering the truth of our relatedness through belonging to these bodies...
Update from the PWR Multicultural Team

Eric Bliss

From Pacific Western Region
The PWR Multicultural Team, composed of 2/3 people of color & 1/3 white accomplices, is going on hiatus to explore news ways of bringing this work to life.
PWR Staff Create Resource for Supporting Emerging-Adults in Leadership

Eric Bliss, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh, Annie Gonzalez Milliken

From Pacific Western Region
​Imagine if you will… in your home congregation... that emerging adults (ages 18-24) are fully integrated into the life of the church, and have strong...
Youth Leadership AND Spirituality (Not an Either Or Proposition)

Eric Bliss

From Pacific Western Region
Dec. 12, 2017 - Rev....
Youth Ministry Training webinar series

Eric Bliss

From Pacific Western Region
Unitarian Universalists believe that ministering to and with youth is a vital role adults play in our movement. Adults ministering to and with youth can always be growing and building skills, and...

Stories and Voices | Blue Boat

Spiritual Practices Create Spiritual Homes

Eric Bliss

From Stories and Voices
I left Unitarian Universalism when I was 18. Having gone through the survey of world religions that was the emphasis of my late 80’s RE experience, I...

Youth Ministry | LeaderLab

Spiritual Practices Create Spiritual Homes

Eric Bliss

From Youth Ministry
How often do you introduce spiritual practice when your youth gather? Make every effort to ensure that gathering of your young ones taps into the spirit.

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