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  • Get 'yerself published!

    Share your embrace of scripture. Skinner House books has released an Request for Book Proposal on a "Unitarian Universalist embrace of scripture". Read the RFBP here. (Attention, it is the second request for proposal on the page.) Proposal Deadline is March 15, 2013.
    By Ted Resnikoff | 1/31/2013
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  • YA Comment on #futureof ga

    The recent UUA Board meeting agenda in Philadelphia included Fifth Principle Task Force Reports , on the future of General Assembly, a subject of particular interest to Unitarian Universalist young adults. Here we excerpt a comment from a post by Kevin Leininger on his...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 1/28/2013
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  • Create a Camp @ GA'13

    Covenant Children’s Camp @ GA'13: RFP To create an integrated religious experience for our children at our largest gathering as a faith community, the General Assembly Planning Committee seeks applications to provide the content and implementation of a day camp that engages...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 1/25/2013
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  • Roe v Wade: Primer

    On January 22, 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on Roe v Wade establishing the link between a woman's fundamental right to privacy and her ability to obtain a safe and legal abortion. In a subsequent decision the Court determined that a woman has the right to an...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 1/24/2013
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  • 30 Days of Love: 3/30

    Growing up in North Carolina, the need for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., never seemed real. In the idyllic bubble that was Davidson, outside of Charlotte, the need for civil rights work and push for equality was distant. But as I aged the veils of unreality that clouded my view...
    By Shane Montoya | 1/21/2013
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  • Introducing the YA Caucus Staff Part 2: Andrew Edition

    Previously we met Sarah Napoline , the Young Adult Caucus Community Chaplain. Today, We'll meet Andrew Coate, Worship Coordinator. – Ed. What's your backg round in Unitarian Universalism? Aside from skirting the edges of Unitarian Universalism and liberal religion in general for...
    By Shane Montoya | 1/16/2013
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  • Your Guide to 30 Days of Love

    Standing on the Side of Love is an interfaith advocacy campaign that is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association. This year they are hosting their 2nd annual 30 Days of Love , "a period for intentional action, service, education, and reflection running from January 19...
    By Kayla Parker | 1/15/2013
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  • Become a Pioneering Humanist Pathfinder

    The Pathfinders Project , a yearlong international service trip with clean water, education, sustainability, and advocacy projects in Asia, Africa, and Latin America represents a rare opportunity – not only the chance to develop yourself and contribute to the communities you...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 1/15/2013
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  • Introducing the YA Caucus Staff

    The office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and the Co-Moderators of the Young Adult Caucus for the 2013 General Assembly are pleased to announce the Young Adult Caucus Staff. Sarah Napoline will serve as Community Chaplain, while Andrew Coate will serve as Worship...
    By Shane Montoya | 1/10/2013
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  • UU Taizé Worship – Online

    The Church of the Larger Fellowship hosts an online Taizé worship service this Wednesday, January 9th, at 8 PM ET . Wait - What's Taizé? Taizé style worship comes from the ecumenical Christian monastic community in Taizé, France . A Taizé style worship typically has periods of...
    By Shane Montoya | 1/9/2013
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  • Spotlight: First UU Church of Columbus

    I was recently back in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and wanted to share some of the great ideas for young adult ministry that I saw at the church I grew up in: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus . The Basics - FUUCC is a large church with more than 600 members and...
    By Carey McDonald | 1/8/2013
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  • The Future of GA

    Tweet in on the discussion on Twitter at #futureofga Do you know about the 5th Principle Task Force which was commissioned to examine how to restructure the Unitarian Universalist Association's annual business meeting General Assembly (GA)? In 2009, this group issued a report...
    By Carey McDonald | 1/7/2013
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  • Humanism – with a Faith

    An atheist with faith – sounds like the punch line to a milquetoast joke... Actually, it is the hopeful message of Chris Stedman's memoir, Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious – that making the world a more tolerant place is a s simple as keeping...
    By Shane Montoya | 1/3/2013
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  • The Hub for Connection

    As of January 1st, Connectuu will no longer exist. It will be replaced by the Google Map and Google Calendar features on The Hub: Young Adult UUs on Facebook. These tools are easy to use, provide more information in a more accessible way and easily integrate into more social...
    By Shane Montoya | 1/3/2013
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  • New YA Community in DC

    Have you heard about what my friend Rev. Erik Martinez Resly is up to? He's heading up a new type of Unitarian Universalist space in the Washington, DC area called The Sanctuaries , geared towards younger and diverse individuals seeking a faithful community. Watch Erik's awesome...
    By Carey McDonald | 12/27/2012
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  • Spread Some Online Love

    Let Your Fingers Sing! Many young adults are spending of their live online – an almost 20% increase of time between July 2011 and 2012, according to research by Nielsen . The survey also found Young adults are the most active group of users of online technology, and this shouldn...
    By Shane Montoya | 12/21/2012
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  • Leadership Conference

    Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference This conference is for Unitarian Universalist young adult and campus ministry group leaders in the Greater Metro NY area, and all else who would like to travel and join. It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist...
    By Kayla Parker | 12/20/2012
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  • Unite in Service

    Bringing Relief to New Orleans The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), along with the Center for Ethical Living & Social Justice Renewal (CELSJR), is organizing a New Orleans relief effort , January 17 – 21, 2013 (Martin Luther King weekend). Here is what Rev. Meg Riley...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 12/19/2012
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  • Sending Love

    Many congregations around the continent send care packages to young adults connected to their congregation, such as their former youth who have completed Bridging Program and are now young adults. Some might be living in another town for service, work or school. Others might...
    By Kayla Parker | 12/14/2012
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  • UU Faith Development... In Action

    Be Included in this Landmark Compilation Now five years in the field, the UUA’s Tapestry of Faith programs embody broad, deep, rich, and varied experiences happening across our movement. The Resource Development Office of the UUA seeks your photographs and stories of Tapestry of...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 12/12/2012
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  • Be Appointed and Lead @ The UUA

    Calling all leaders! The Board of the UUA wants your leadership The Appointments Committee of the UUA is looking for a few good folks to step up to the denominational plate and apply to sit on a wide range of Board appointed committees. There are about fifteen spots to fill...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 12/4/2012
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  • Alternative Fair Food Spring Break

    Consciousness + Commitment = Change The MidAmerica Region of the UUA invites you to a unique alternative spring break experience in South West Florida. Unitarian Universalist youth, young adults, adults, clergy, religious educators, youth advisors, and social justice leaders are...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 12/4/2012
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  • December Call- Build a Better Worship!

    Our third campus ministry community call of the 2012-2013 academic year is this Sunday, December 2nd at 9pm Eastern time . Whether you have been doing this work for years, have just begun, or are overwhelmed by the idea of beginning, we welcome you. We are student leaders, lay...
    By Shane Montoya | 11/30/2012
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  • Marriage Equality: Three Parts Make It So

    This is part two of our three-part interview with Zach Wahl's on the future of marriage equality after victories at the ballot box on Tuesday, November 6. Here we look at the political and judicial impact on the future of marriage equality in the United States. -Ed. "It doesn't...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 11/26/2012
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  • Activism is an act of faith

    An excerpt from this article is re-posted from the current issue of UUWorld . -Ed. Our interconnectedness makes the powerless powerful, says a young UU activist in prison for interrupting an oil and gas lease auction. By Tim DeChristopher Winter 2012 11.1.12 "It is very rare to...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 11/22/2012
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  • It's the Roundtable – Calling Young Adult Leaders

    It Back – and it's Round! The roundtable is a great way to get to know your fellow young adult leaders and UUA staff. During the call on Thursday, December 6, we will be talking about worship . We will be joined by Aaron Stockwell, who is the Ministerial Intern with the Church...
    By Shane Montoya | 11/20/2012
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  • Don't Get Burned @ Coffee Hour!

    Coffee Hour Poster Explosion Thoughts A simple graphic on talking to young adults in our churches, one that was a little tongue in cheek, provoke an out-pouring of responses and took over the Facebook faith-based conversation on Thursday. Have you seen it yet? Coffee Hour...
    By Carey McDonald | 11/16/2012
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  • Stand on the Side of Love to Remember

    Transgender Day of Rememberance Interfaith Virtual Vigil The Transgender Day of Remembrance is fast approaching. Many of us are seeking a space where we can gather, grieve, honor, and recommit to a better world, where gender non-conforming people are free from violence,...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 11/14/2012
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  • Spotlight: First Unitarian Dallas YAs

    This is the first in a monthly spotlight on the great work that various young adult groups across the country are doing. Today, I interviewed Lillian Drab-Braddick, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at First Unitarian Church of Dallas , and Lisa Peterson, one of the...
    By Shane Montoya | 11/9/2012
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  • Zach Wahls on Marriage Equality, One Way: "Forward!"

    In an exclusive interview with Blue Boat, Zach Wahls discusses marriage-equality ballot victories in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. This first post in a series from our interview with Zach examines how the conversation on marriage equality has changed and the turning...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 11/8/2012
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  • Bill Maher: Going for the UU Vote

    Oh, to be Unitarian Universalist! Bill Maher was no doubt inspired by Stephen Colbert's admiration for Unitarian Universalism's insistence on the the worth and dignity of every person when he remarked that by election Tuesday Mitt Romney was likely to come out as a, "staunchly...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 11/5/2012
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  • S. Colbert: Meet C. Rock

    Tongue in cheek or cheeky observation? Watch Chris Rock highlight how complicated race in America can be, a point with which UUs would surely agree. - Ed. Chris Rock's message for white voters: Obama is not-so-secretly caucasian Ever since the US elected its first mixed race...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 11/5/2012
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  • Voice Yourself

    Your Voice AND Your Vote Count In addition to deciding who serves as President of the United States for the next four years, the election tomorrow will decide ballot issues across the the country. If you think you aren't concerned you need to think again: some issues, such as...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 11/5/2012
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  • Oh, Unitarian Universalist Nation!

    UUism on the Colbert Report Stephen Cobert brought his steely regard to bear on Unitarian Universalism in a segment about evangelical Christian minister Billy Graham removing Mormonism from his list of "cults" after his endorsement of Mitt Romney. Colbert goes on to expound...
    By Shane Montoya | 11/2/2012
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  • Embrace Change

    This was written with the gracious help of Liz Howard, a UU young adult and a good friend of mine. She currently lives in San Francisco and works in the software industry, but her true calling is change management. Follow her on twitter @Lizthedeveloper -Ed The cardinal rule of...
    By Shane Montoya | 11/1/2012
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  • Mobilize Your Vote with Social Media

    This post comes from OnlineCollegeCourses.com . Check out their graphic demonstrating how valuable sharing that you will vote is, and let us know in the comment section of this post if you plan to vote tomorrow! –Ed. Facebooking for Office: How Social Media Inspires Voters...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 11/1/2012
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  • Vote on the Side of Love Winning Video

    This year the Standing on the Side of Love campaign, the UUA's interfaith social justice project to harness the power of love, sponsored a video contest which attracted some very powerful and meaningful expressions of love and courage. This year's winner is Elliot Cennamo, a...
    By Shane Montoya | 10/31/2012
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  • Tweet Service

    This sort of service is a great way to combine technology and the traditional. With new techniques and technologies, sermons can become less of a lecture and more of a conversation. What ways does your congregation use to engage people during or after a service? - We repost this...
    By Shane Montoya | 10/31/2012
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  • Testing, Testing

    Your Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is updating its pages adding information on new resources and programs on uua.org ( click here for youth pages or here for young adult pages ). User testing ( learn more about user testing here ) will make our pages work better,...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 10/25/2012
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  • Rev it Up and Put it in Gear

    We UUs love committees and church governance, though they are not the primary purpose of our churches. Unitarian Universalist congregations don't stop at the walls of our church buildings, and our commitments to each other exist on Sunday morning – and every day of the week. We...
    By Shane Montoya | 10/20/2012
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  • Finding One's Place in Radical Inclusion

    This story originally appeared on September 4, and is reposted from the Seattleite From Syracuse blog. Read Christine's original post here .– Ed. Not My Native Land: On Being A Converted Unitarian Universalist Young Adult, Part I Nine of ten Unitarian Universalist youth leave...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 10/18/2012
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  • Be a Leading Young Adult at GA'13

    Apply for Young Adult Caucus Staff! Young Adult Caucus is looking for two more excited, enthusiastic young adults to bring their gifts and talents to the team for General Assembly 2013 in Louisville, KY . Joining the Young Adult Caucus staff is a great way to serve the young...
    By Shane Montoya | 10/18/2012
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  • What Presenting as Gay Taught a Straight Man

    Self-admittedly Bigoted Man Presents as Gay, Learns Empathy After experiencing the pain of a friend's coming out as a lesbian, Timothy Kurek decided to find out for himself what it is like when a person affirms a sexual or gender identity that is considered different from the...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 10/15/2012
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  • Get on the Young Adult Roadshow!

    Ohio-Meadville District Gets Young Adult Ministry on the Road [vimeo 51158345] (Watch the full version here) By Jeremy Holmes On the last weekend of March, the Ohio-Meadville District’s Young Adult Ministry Team held the first of what we hope will be several workshops on how to...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 10/11/2012
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  • You have me at hello!

    Greetings! My name is Shane Montoya. I serve as the Young Adult Ministry Associate of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association, , and am their newest staff member. My role is to help connect young adults with each other and to...
    By Shane Montoya | 10/10/2012
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  • Be a Presenter at General Assembly 2013

    Have a topic or program that you want to share with other Unitarian Universalists at General Assembly 2013? This year's topic is "From Promise to Commitment", and we all have the opportunity to make sure t hat our voices and multigenerational, youth and young adult ministries...
    By Kayla Parker | 10/4/2012
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  • Your Meditation Desired

    Contribute to an Anthology of Meditations for Congregational Leaders An Anthology Edited By Kay Montgomery Skinner House Books, the imprint of the Unitarian Universalist Association, invites members of UU congregations to submit original poems, prayers, or short prose pieces for...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 10/1/2012
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  • Employment Opportunity at the UU-UNO

    The Unitarian Universalist – United Nations Office Seeks Intern/Office Coordinator Join the staff at the UU-UNO office in New York City to recruit and to coordinate the activities of Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) interns and to provide administrative...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 10/1/2012
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  • Put Your Spiritual Guidance in Every YA Pocket

    A wealth of YA experience in every YA pocket : Skinner House Books wants your help to make YA ministry at 24/7/365 experience! -Ed. Make it Portable and Take it Everywhere There's an exciting new publication in the works for UU young adults: a pocket-sized guide offering...
    By Carey McDonald | 9/28/2012
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  • Show Us Your Vote!

    Video Contest: Help U.S. Voters Stand on the Side of Love Vote for the Side of Love Imagine, in this election season, if your simple, compelling video message changed the world! It could happen. And we want you to make it happen! You are the Director Make a short video (four...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 9/26/2012
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