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  • What's In A Name?

    For many years, a cohort among us has called themselves “raised UUs”. It’s time to widen the circle.
    By Bart Frost | 4/18/2019
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  • Fabulous Fiction for Fans of UU Young Adult Ministry

    ​In this month’s episode, Bart acknowledges he can't finish a young adult ministry book right now. So instead of reviewing a book youth or young adult ministry book, he’s going to persuade you to read fiction, which could also be described as sci-fi/fantasy edition... intrigued...
    By Bart Frost | 11/28/2018
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  • 5 Homilies by UU Youth Worth Watching and Sharing

    Every year Summer Seminary students write a homily. Friday night they present them at a "Preach-Off", and select 4 or 5 for Sunday worship at their host congregation. These are the Summer Seminary student homilies from Sunday Worship at First Unitarian Church of Chicago on July...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 10/21/2018
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  • We Are All Ministers

    Each year Summer Seminary students select 4 or 5 student-written homilies to be shared at Sunday worship of the host Unitarian Universalist congregation. Watch one of them here.
    By Ted Resnikoff | 10/11/2018
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  • Surrounded by the Divine Unknown, a homily by Henry Katzman

    Each year Summer Seminary students select 4 or 5 student-written homilies to be shared at Sunday worship of the host Unitarian Universalist congregation. Watch one of them here.
    By Ted Resnikoff | 10/4/2018
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  • Bring Hope to the Hopeless, a homily by Sophie Fried

    Each year Summer Seminary students select 4 or 5 student-written homilies to be shared at Sunday worship of the host Unitarian Universalist congregation. Watch one of them here.
    By Ted Resnikoff | 9/27/2018
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  • Covenant and Challenge- A Homily by Julia Landis

    Each year Summer Seminary students select 4 or 5 student-written homilies to be shared at Sunday worship of the host Unitarian Universalist congregation. Watch one of them here.
    By Ted Resnikoff | 9/20/2018
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  • Loving Louder- A Homily by Kari Gottfried

    Each year Summer Seminary students select 4 or 5 student-written homilies to be shared at Sunday worship of the host Unitarian Universalist congregation. Watch one of them here.
    By Ted Resnikoff | 9/12/2018
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  • Dad Jokes and #Squadgoals

    Being able to connect with children and babies is like this weird superpower I have, but its not a really awesome or impressive superpower like flying, laser eyes, being rich, or being able to control sea creatures. Is it just baby charisma or is it something else?
    By Bart Frost | 8/10/2018
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  • Hope is Creation is Salvation

    Today so many people I love are mourning the loss of Unitarian Universalist leader Wendi Winters, murdered in the shooting that happened yesterday at the Capital Gazette Office in Annapolis, MD.
    By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | 6/29/2018
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  • Why an Expelled Pentecostal Bishop Found a Faith Home in Unitarian Universalism

    Watch the premiere of Come Sunday on Netflix on Friday, April 13. Produced by Ira Glass of This American Life, the story of Pentecostal Bishop Carlton Pearson’s epiphany of inclusion shows what happens when a responsible search for truth and meaning runs into religious dogmatism...
    By Ted Resnikoff | 4/9/2018
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  • UU Youth Lead, Will We Follow?

    We pray for our minds and hearts to be open to the messages of younger generations. We pray that we may find it within ourselves to offer practical, financial and emotional support to all youth who fight for their lives. We pray for physical safety which is never guaranteed,...
    By UUA Ministries and Faith Development: Youth and Young Adult Ministries Office | 3/21/2018
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  • The One Big Thing that I Learned @YMLX

    Religious Educator Jamaine Cripe reports from the first ever Youth Ministry Leadership Exchange on the big takeaway anyone interested in successful youth ministry needs to know.
    By Jamaine Cripe | 3/2/2018
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  • Full Circle Rounds Up Youth Ministry Essentials

    Bart circles back to re-read Kate Erslev's "Full Circle- Fifteen Ways to Grow Lifelong UUs" and finds its as indispensable as ever for anyone growing vibrant youth and young adult ministry.
    By Bart Frost | 2/28/2018
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  • Bart Reviews "Growing Young"

    The Blue Boat Editorial Board is proud to announce the beginning of a new monthly series, Bart Reviews Books! In this series, Bart will review a series of new and older books related to youth and young adult ministry. Read the first installment today!
    By Bart Frost | 1/26/2018
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  • Why Do Engaged UU Youth Become Untethered Young Adults?

    Why do so many UU youth lose connection with UU communities as they move into young adulthood? Are we failing our youth? Or are we preparing them for their “ free and responsible search for truth and meaning ”? Inspired by these questions, I created the Post-Bridging Survey...
    By Emily Parker | 12/21/2017
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  • Building a Covenant

    “This is the church of the open mind. This is the church of the loving heart. This is the church of the helping hands, where friends come together.” As we finished our opening words, we joined our hands together. It was Sunday morning again, one of my favorite moments in a busy...
    By Kari Gottfried | 10/2/2017
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  • Spiritual Practices Create Spiritual Homes

    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 identified more as a Buddhist than I did as UU. College brought a myriad of intellectual awakenings, but my soul lay dormant.
    By Eric Bliss | 9/18/2017
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  • What UU Campus Ministry Looks Like in Trump Times

    UU Campus Ministry Partners with Undocumented Student Center Submitted by the Rev. Beth Banks The Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis has a long-standing campus ministry, supported by a Senior Minister, a yearly intern and a Campus Committee from the congregation. Recently we...
    By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | 7/12/2017
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  • Reflections after Thrive Young Adult

    Kaitlin Dey, Thrive Young Adult alumni 2016 and 2017, shared this reflection at her congregation last Sunday. I spent the last 10 days in New Orleans. I attended Thrive Young Adult . Thrive is part of Grow Racial Justice that is for UU young adults of color, we dove deep into...
    By Elizabeth Nguyen | 7/11/2017
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