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  • Self-Care and Staff Care: Support for Supervisors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    In these pandemic days, it is critical to attend to your own physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. When you are a supervisor, it's important to be attentive to the needs of those who report to you, as well.
    By Jan Gartner | 4/13/2020
  • Creating Family Covenants

    Stuck at home together, every family member’s behavior affects others some exponential degree more than usual. Families may wish to try making a covenant together.
    By Jason Seymour | 4/13/2020
  • Stewardship During Virtual Sundays

    Find out opportunities for asking for pledges and contributions on Sunday mornings (or whenever people are accessing your virtual worship!).
    By Mark V. Ewert, Stewardship for Us | 4/11/2020
  • 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
  • Tips for Designing Worship Elements for Online Memorial Services

    When designing an online memorial service there are some worshipful elements that can enhance the experience.
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 4/8/2020
  • Working with the Primary Mourners to Plan an Online Memorial Service

    In order to create a memorial service that is meaningful, you will want to spend "slow time" with those who were closest to the deceased. Your gift of listening is an important part of spiritual care for the bereaved.
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 4/8/2020
  • Taking Stock: How are Pledge Drives and Fulfillment Going?

    July 1, 2020 marks the beginning of the fiscal year 2021 for many congregations, and the half-way point of FY 2020 for others. Either way, it is a benchmark point in pledge fulfillment. How well are we doing?
    By Liz Coit, Stewardship for Us | 4/6/2020
  • Technical Tips for Conducting Online Memorials

    Guidance for holding online memorial services to remember and celebrate the dead during a time of mandated physical distancing.
    By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | 4/3/2020
  • Planning In-Person Memorial Services When Restrictions are Lifted

    When restrictions on gathering are lifted, many congregations will have several memorial services they will need to schedule and hold. This page offers tips for planning services smoothly, so that the focus can be on pastoral care and grief support.
    By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | 4/3/2020
  • Memorials and Funerals in Times of Physical Distancing

    When authorities limit in-person gatherings to 25 or 10 or even fewer people, it necessarily affects our capacity to hold funerals and memorial services. This page offers ideas and resources for developing online or limited attendance alternatives.
    By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | 4/3/2020
  • A Guide to Grief Support During Times of Physical Distancing

    During a pandemic we will have more people in our communities being touched by death, and fewer ways to support them. Here are some creative ways that congregations are preparing and supporting their members and friends.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 4/3/2020
  • A Guide to Planning Online Memorial Services During a Pandemic

    A Funeral or Memorial Service is a rite of passage when people gather together to mourn and memorialize the person who has died. During a pandemic, when physical presence is not possible, we can still do our best to create time and space to gather in virtual space until such...
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 4/3/2020
  • Keep the Trolls Out! Avoid Zoom Bombing

    You are streaming a worship service when suddenly random people flood in and cause chaos. They talk, yell, cuss, try to broadcast pornography, have explicit profile pictures, etc. What do you do?
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 4/2/2020
  • 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
  • How to Connect Using Facebook

    Facebook is a popular social media platform to share our faith with others, to connect with one another, and to promote UU values in the world. This is an overview from the Faith on Facebook Resource Hub.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 4/2/2020

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