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  • Pastoral Care in Times of Crisis

    Explore both practices of how to care for one another in times of crisis and challenge, but also how the care itself must change because of these times. For Religious Professionals, Lay-Leaders, and Congregation Members who are involved in the congregation’s ministries of caring.
    By David Pyle, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | 4/20/2020
  • Virtual Gatherings for Small Congregations

    The basics of Zoom and the contents of the "Guide to Streaming Sunday Services, Meetings, and Classes" webpage at uua.org.
    By Phillip Lund, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | 4/9/2020
  • How To Do Small Group Online Gatherings

    Small groups of all kinds can meet online. Covenant groups, a variety of new congregational online groups – art groups, game groups, story groups. Watch to explore how your community can stay connected.
    By Phillip Lund, Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | 4/9/2020
  • Digital Giving

    While our congregations are not meeting in person, many of us are wondering how to continue to collect funds. One way is digital giving, whether that is through text or app. We explore four possible sources for digital giving currently used by UU congregations.
    By Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | 4/9/2020
  • Host A Virtual Game Night

    Just because we're social distancing doesn't mean we can't have fun! This webinar gives you all the information you need to host a Virtual Game Night for your congregation. Topics include: using Zoom video conferencing features like polling and break out rooms and the best games...
    By Phillip Lund, Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | 4/9/2020
  • Human Resources: Staffing Matters During COVID-19

    Jan Gartner, UUA Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager presents. Whether you have staff who supervise staff, or are a small congregation where members must fill this role, come to learn basics of positive human resource practice. We will discuss job descriptions, hiring,...
    By Jan Gartner, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | 4/9/2020
  • Panel Discussion from a West Coast Epicenter of COVID-19

    How do you prepare for a Pandemic? Leaders from the West Coast Epicenter Share their Experiences and Wisdom.
    By Pacific Western Region of the UUA | 4/9/2020
  • Parenting During a Pandemic

    What do you and your family need during a time of pandemic? What challenges do you face to hold your family in spiritual, physical, social, and material health? Unitarian Universalist values, practices, and virtual connections can support families in new ways at this time....
    4/2/2020
  • Pandemic Resilience: a spiritual guide

    three components for trauma resilience: agency (knowledge of what you have control over, what you don’t, and the ability to make your own choices), purpose (awareness that you are part of something bigger, that you have a role to play) and self-reliance (the belief you can...
    By Jennica Davis-Hockett | 3/21/2020
    Filed in: Youth Ministry
  • Tips for Talking with Children About the Pandemic

    Michelle Richards provides helpful tips for talking with children about the pandemic including how much to say, what to watch for and ways to reassure them
    By Michelle Richards | 3/19/2020
  • Stewardship in a Time of Pandemic

    Many congregational leaders have expressed anxiety about fundraising at this time. Here are some frames and resources to help you adjust your stewardship campaign and giving opportunities.
    By Lauren Smith | 3/18/2020
  • Congregations "Buddy up" for Online Worship

    Rev. Darcey Laine’ serves two of our small congregations. Because of her idea, congregations across upstate New York and northern Pennsylvannia have started “buddying up.”
    By Darcey Elizabeth Hegvik Laine | 3/17/2020
  • A Guide to Pastoral Care and Connection in a Time of Physical Distancing

    Physical isolation doesn't have to mean social isolation. Here are a collection of resources to help your members and friends feel connected and cared for.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/17/2020
  • Reaching Out Safely

    In this time of Coronavirus we want to help each other and be supportive. Some of this requires at least being able to exchange stuff. But how to do it safely?
    By Beth Casebolt | 3/17/2020
    Filed in: LeaderLab
  • Simple Online Pastoral Care

    Physical distancing doesn't have to mean social isolation. Here are some creative ways to provide pastoral care in a time of physical distancing.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/16/2020
  • A Pastoral Note to One-Person Households in a Time of Physical Distancing

    The weeks ahead may be particularly hard for you if you are living alone. Here are some reminders as we enter this time of social distancing.
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 3/16/2020
  • Healthcare is a wild, grief-filled ride right now

    Emily McKinney, hospice chaplain and music director, shares the pastoral needs of health care providers during this time of coronavirus pandemic.
    3/14/2020
  • Simple Online Sunday Morning

    A quality Sunday morning experience online does not need to be complicated or highly technical. Especially helpful for smaller congregations.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/13/2020
  • Resources for Talking with Children about COVID-19

    Talking with kids about the coronavirus can be hard. Here are some resources
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/13/2020
  • Simple Online Faith Formation

    Guidance on how to do faith formation on line.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/13/2020
  • Multigenerational Ministry in an Age of Physical Distancing

    As a parent of young children, the idea of staying home with my kids for two weeks makes me think: severe cabin fever. Selfishly, I began wondering how our congregations can help. I mean, really, there would be days a five minute Facetime call with my six year old so someone...
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 3/12/2020
  • Stay Away and Connect

    If you are a leader or have a strong following, you have great power in this situation to help people navigate it with grace. Using what we know about neurobiology and trauma, here are some pro-tips from a professional in the field of helping communities navigate great change...
    By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe | 3/12/2020
  • Streaming with Zoom

    Zoom is an affordable paid service that has both streaming and meeting capbilities. It is used by the UUA, affiliates and many member congregations.
    3/11/2020
  • A Guide to Streaming Sunday Services, Meetings, and Classes

    Today's technology gives our congregations many options to connect our members and friends! Even though nothing can compare to face-to-face human interaction, there are many situations where we can use the internet to connect our people.
    3/10/2020
  • Streaming to Facebook Live

    The easiest way to stream a worship service is to use a phone or tablet, Wi-Fi, and Facebook Live, which is the simplest streaming system to use. (YouTube is also simple, but they now require that your YouTube channel have at least 1,000 subscribers to be allowed to stream from...
    3/10/2020
  • Streaming Sunday Services - Technical Tips

    What technology do you need to stream your Sunday Service? You'll need a subscription to an online streaming platform and the video and audio equipment that matches your budget and needs.
    By UUA Information Technology Service Staff Group | 3/10/2020
  • Holding Online Meetings - Technical Considerations

    Your Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation or organization can hold meetings and training sessions over the Internet if it’s hard for you to gather in person.
    3/10/2020
  • Safe from Harm

    This webinar will introduce you to resources to prepare and respond to a variety of situations that put your community at risk. We’ll touch on how to open up a non-anxious dialogue within the congregation, the role of the board in creating clear policies, and how to effectively...
    By Patricia Infante, Lisa Presley | 12/15/2017
  • Before Disaster Strikes

    Learn from Rev. Julie Taylor, a member of the UU Trauma Response Ministry, and Rev. Lisa Presley, MidAmerica Staff person and responder, as they discuss what a congregation can, and should do, to prepare themselves for disasters, whether natural or human caused.
    By Lisa Presley, Julie Taylor, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | 4/14/2017

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