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  • 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
  • What to Expect: Report from the West Coast Pandemic Epicenter

    Our purpose as a religious community has become more clear as it’s simplified. As one of our ministers instructs her staff, board, and key volunteers, “If it’s not about caring or community, let it go”.
    By Tandi Rogers | 4/1/2020
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  • Electronic Giving

    Offering many ways to give is imperative during times of physical distancing.
    By Stewardship for Us, Rachel Maxwell | 3/31/2020
  • Zoom Licenses for Congregations

    The UUA has negotiated with Zoom, a videoconferencing provider, to provide congregations with a Business Level license for a discounted price of $110 per license. Typically these licenses are only available if you order at least 10, through this program you may order as few or...
    3/31/2020
  • Technical Guidance on Virtual Voting for Online Congregational Meetings

    Ideas for how you can make sure every vote is counted at your congregation's virtual meetings.
    By Larry Stritof, Jonipher Kūpono Kwong | 3/30/2020
  • Is it Legal to Hold Congregational Meetings Online?

    When your congregation can't gather in person to meet (due to crisis, pandemic, or disaster), can you make binding decisions while meeting online?
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/30/2020
  • Creating Grief Kits for Times of Physical Distancing.

    In a time of physical distancing, how might we respond to deaths that cannot yet be marked by gathering in person? You may want to create Grief Kits that can be delivered to the backdoors or porches of congregants.
    By Leah Ongiri | 3/30/2020
  • Spiral Spiritual Practice in the Time of Corona

    What spiritual practices are available to help us grow our resilience and point us towards collective liberation? Learn about the four-point Spiral from the Work That Reconnects (WTR).
    By Karen G. Johnston | 3/27/2020

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