Stay in the Know with Young Adult Ministry
There are many ways to stay in the know with what's happening in young adult ministry—including a blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed, newsletters, email list, webinars and conference calls that connect you to the wider community of young adult Unitarian Universalists (UUs) and their allies.
Blue Boat Blog
- Blue Boat: Blog for Youth and Young Adult Ministries presents in-depth information on UU youth, campus, and young adult ministries. Resources and information for young adult and on-campus groups, individuals, and the advisors and staff who work with them are in the Young Adult section. Young adults are actively encouraged to submit content to Blue Boat and make their voice heard!
The Hub: Young Adult UUs on Facebook provides opportunities for young adults to connect and share. Content on this page is frequently updated, featuring our most recent resources as well as posts from young adults and young adult community leaders. The page also features tools for young adults to congregate and create connections and vibrant ministry:
- The Hub Map
Add your group and find others in this open-source map of Unitarian Universalist young adult and campus ministry groups and organizations at the local, regional and national levels.
- The Hub Calendar
Add your event and find other opportunities to congregate in this open-source calendar of events for and by young adult Unitarian Universalists.
- The Hub Map
- Subscribe to our feed at @YAYAUUA—we promise to tweet only when it's really important.
Subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive two types of mailings of brief, up-to-date notices:
- Blue Boat Newsletter—Monthly focused highlights of information that is most useful to young adults from the Blue Boat blog.
- Blue Boat Red Flag Edition—Special Edition newsletters on important deadlines as they arise—hey, we don't want you to miss the boat!
Leadership Connection Opportunities
- YACM-Leaders email list is for discussion, resources and updates on young adult and campus ministry.
- Are you a UU between the ages of 18 - 35 with skills to share with our larger faith movement? Fill out this simple form to be part of our Young Adult Leaders List. It's a great way to make yourself known to folks seeking young adult involvement and a good way to stay in the loop on opportunities.
Conference calls and webinars that are dedicated to the development of our community of young adult ministry leaders are held regularly. Look for announcements of upcoming webinars on the Blue Boat blog or email ya-cm [at] uua [dot] org for more information.
Have a question? Need support? Looking for resources? These folks can help:
- Your District Staff can inform you of local resources and opportunities, provide consulting assistance, and connect you with efforts made by congregations in your area toward young adult ministry development.
- Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries promotes a diverse approach to Unitarian Universalist young adult ministry addressing their unique needs, connects young adult leaders across the country for mutual support and solidarity, and supports on-campus and congregational ministry for students. Email youngadults [at] uua [dot] org or call (617) 948-4350 with questions, challenges or ideas about UU young adult ministry, programming, issues and groups. We can also respond more generally about multigenerational congregations and multicultural and identity-based issues for young adults.
- UUA Resource Development Office provides curricula and professional leadership to support religious education programs for all stages of life, in congregations and other Unitarian Universalist groups. Offerings include Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education programs, Tapestry of Faith religious education programs, and the UUA WorshipWeb of reflections, orders of service, and other tools for gathering together in faith. Watch our What's New page for young adult leadership and learning opportunities. Email religiouseducation [at] uua [dot] org about your faith development resource needs.
These reports provide additional background on UU young adult ministry:
- Mosaic Project Report offers recommendations to help congregations, districts, and Association create an environment that effectively supports Youth and Young Adults of Color both in their development of a healthy identity and through the transition from childhood to adulthood. The positive impact of creating such an environment can reach beyond the Youth and Young Adults of Color community into all ministry areas.
- 2008 GA Youth and Young Adult Empowerment Resolution Follow Up—At the 2008 General Assembly, one of the three motions calling our association of congregations into deeper and healthier relationship with Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults was the responsive resolution entitled Youth and Young Adult Empowerment: Accountability, which called for member congregations, districts, and other Unitarian Universalist groups to report annually on their work with youth and young adults.
- Report on Young Adult Ministry (PDF, 28 pages), prepared by Eric D. Dawson for the Massachusetts Bay District of the UUA, explores how Unitarian Universalist young adults define, understand, and apply their spiritual practices and needs, then moves to understanding how church life, particularly worship—the common heart of Unitarian Universalist spiritual life—speaks to these needs.
- Blue Boat for Young Adults
- The Hub: Young Adult UUs
- The Hub Map: Young Adult UU Groups
- The Hub Calendar: Young Adult UU Events
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