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  • 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
  • A Guide to Faith Development in a Time of Physical Distancing

    At a time of physical distancing when in-person ministry and religious education are on hold, UU leaders have new challenges and new opportunities to bring transformative faith development experiences and vital, supportive connection to families large and small. Explore...
    3/18/2020
  • Enriching Online Worship

    Dr. Marcia McFee and Rev. Erika Hewitt discuss how to bring the fullness of our congregational relationships alive in online worship services.
    By Erika A. Hewitt | 3/18/2020
    Filed in: LeaderLab
  • 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
  • How to Quickly Build a Lay Pastoral Care Network

    The emotional, spiritual, and health needs during a time of pandemic are great, and no one congregational leader can handle it all! Here are some tips for expanding and strengthening your pastoral care network.
    By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | 3/17/2020
    Filed in: LeaderLab
  • 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
  • Pacing Ourselves in a Pandemic

    Rev. Cecilia Kingman, minister for Faith and Justice at the Edmonds UU Congregation in Edmonds, Washington, reminds us to pace ourselves. This is going to be a long haul, and there is much loss and grieving to come in most of our communities.
    By Cecilia Kingman | 3/17/2020
  • 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
  • Parenting During a Time of Physical Distancing

    Parents who are facing several weeks cooped at home need community support! Here’s some advice compiled from religious professionals.
    By Evin Carvill Ziemer | 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
  • Explaining to Children About The Need for Virtual Church

    A script and video sample for explaining why church is moving online to her congregation's children by DRE Helen Rose
    By Helen Rose, UU Church of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL | 3/13/2020
  • Learnings about Worship Online

    Church of the Larger Fellowship past and present Learning Fellows share their top learnings about worship, connecting and doing church online.
    By Church of the Larger Fellowship, Boston, MA | 3/13/2020
  • Creating Community Online

    Community, including intimate, deep, and spiritually supportive versions thereof, can be created and sustained in online spaces, including covenant groups, ritual, pastoral care, and community interactions.
    By Jordinn Nelson Long | 3/12/2020
  • 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
  • Sustaining Connection in a Coronavirus World

    Learn what congregations and other groups are doing to maintain real connection virtually in times such as these. Guests include the Revs Mykal Slack, Jessica Star Rockers and Suzanne Fast.
    By Church of the Larger Fellowship, Boston, MA | 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
  • Guidelines for Using UUA-Copyrighted Materials in Online Worship

    Learn what UUA publications you can use when streaming or posting recordings of your worship service.
    By UUA Communications: Publications | 3/11/2020
  • 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
  • Accessibilty Considerations for Streaming Services and Online Meetings

    Online meetings and streaming worship don't work well for everyone. Here are some tips and tools to make your online programs more accessible.
    3/11/2020
  • Holding Online Meetings - Human Considerations

    Because hospitality is important to human relationships, learning how to host in online spaces is essential. People come with different levels of experience and comfort. Here are some tips to help host an online space that can help host an online space that can help build...
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 3/10/2020
  • Worship Planning for Online Services

    During an emergency, such as inclement weather or a pandemic, you may need cancel in-person services altogether. In this case you may consider an all-online worship service.
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 3/10/2020
  • Streaming to YouTube Live

    One fairly easy way to stream a worship service is to use a laptop computer, a webcam, Wi-Fi, and YouTube Live.
    3/10/2020
  • 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
  • Conducting Congregational Meetings in Bylaws (In-Person and Virtual)

    How meetings are conducted--quorum, voting percentages, and model of group deliberation--reflects your theology, expectations of membership, and commitment to welcome and inclusion.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 4/12/2019

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