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  • Valuing Your Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Retaining your staff and supporting them well during the pandemic will help you expand your capacity for ministry and offer self-care and relief for staff. In addition, it is a way of demonstrating our UU faith, grounded in relationship and interdependence.
    By Jan Gartner | 6/5/2020
  • Don't Do Our Whole Lives Online

    Melanie Davis recommends postponing Our Whole Lives programming be postponed until it can be done in person.
    By Melanie Davis | 5/21/2020
  • Running Congregational Meetings Online Using Zoom: A Sample Procedure Manual

    But what if you’re called on to stage a full congregational meeting, with formal debate on motions followed by auditable voting? Here's a robust sample procedure manual!
  • What Do We Do Now? A Faith Formation Response to Death During a Global Pandemic

    When his brother died of COVID-19, Mark Hicks helped to plan a meaningful memorial for his family. This is his story.
    By Mark Hicks | 5/19/2020
  • Lay Spiritual Care Training

    Companioning one another spiritually is one of the most important ministries of a faith community. This two-part training has been created for non-ordained congregational leaders.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group, UUA Ministries and Faith Development: Credentialing and Professional Development Office | 5/16/2020
  • Structuring Meaningful Online Small Groups

    Moving meaningful small group interactions such as covenant groups or chalice circles, to an online format will require intentionality. Here are some practices to get you started.
    By Phillip Lund | 5/15/2020
  • What Part of Your Brain Is In Charge?

    Have you ever wondered why people sometimes act out of character during times of stress? Here's a fun way of understanding how the Frontal Cortex and Amygdala work together.
  • Exit Interview Sample

    Looking for a way to reach out to members who are no longer attending? The UU Church of Berkeley shares their script.
    By Donald E. Skinner, UU Church of Berkeley, Kensington, CA | 11/1/2004

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