UUs Join the UU-UNO in Celebrating UN Sunday
UUs Join the UU-UNO in Celebrating UN Sunday
In celebration of the founding of the UN on October 24th, 1945, the UU-UNO invites congregations and individual UUs to deepen their understanding of the United Nations by devoting one service in October to reaffirming the connections between UU principles and vital issues dealt with at the UN. This year, congregations throughout the United States and Canada celebrated United Nations Sunday. At the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, ON, Children grade 1 and older were invited to stay and learn about the importance of their UU voice at the United Nations and their responsibilities as global citizens. In The Woodlands,TX, youth envoy Alex Sherwood presented his sermon ”UU-UNO: Advocate for Worldwide Girl Power and Women’s Rights.” At the UU Church of Las Cruces, NM, the congregation celebrated being the first Blue Ribbon Congregation in New Mexico. In Port Charlotte, FL envoy Rosemary Hagen, educated her congregation about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through photos and costumes. In the photo above, UU-UNO Director, Bruce Knotts presented the UN flag to the children of the Unitarian Church of Montreal, QC with help from their minister Rev. Diane Olenick Rollert. hsarkissian [at] uua [dot] org (Share) your story! Let us know if you held a UN Service during 2011. Send your stories, order of service, pictures, and donations to hsarkissian [at] uua [dot] org. Then, consider submitting your congregation’s UN sermon (or address) for the 2012 Greeley Award. The UU-UNO thanks participating congregations for their time and commitment to the United Nations and a global UU perspective. As the activist Dorothea Dix said, “Where there is so much to be done, there must be something for me to do.”

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