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  • 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
    Filed in: LeaderLab
  • 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
  • Budgeting in Uncertain Times

    Budgeting for the new year is very much on everyone’s mind. There is no telling how the pandemic will affect pledge drives underway, nor fulfillment of current year pledges. Congregations also fear the loss or reduction of other income from rentals, fundraisers, plate...
    By Barry Finklestein, Stewardship for Us | 3/27/2020
  • Preparing for the Pandemic Before It Comes to Your Congregation

    Clergy are learning from local disaster response experts and are sharing what they are learning. Clear guidance is emerging on how to prepare for the pandemic when it hits your community.
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/26/2020
  • Federal Policies and Actions Related to COVID-19

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has issued a number of policies and actions that impact employees. We are providing summary information, with links to additional resources. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
    By Richard Nugent, Jan Gartner | 3/26/2020
  • Worship Resources for the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Sometimes circumstances call for special material—and the current pandemic is one such circumstance. We're grateful to the people here who have written and shared worship resources for worship in the time of Covid-19. ...
    3/26/2020
  • 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
  • Researching Copyright for Live Streaming

    Understanding copyright law is not a normal part of church leadership! Here are some tips to help you navigate what music you can use and how to secure permissions.
    3/20/2020
  • Using UUA Publications for Online Religious Education and Small Group Ministry

    Do you have publications or other materials from the UUA or Skinner House books that you want to use for online faith development such as religious education or small group ministry? Here are some guidelines:
    By Mary Benard | 3/20/2020
  • Making Time for Community Connection

    Our people need to connect with one another. How might we use technology to make that happen during times of social distancing?
    By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group | 3/19/2020
  • Dear Parents: It Will Be Enough

    Hey parents who now have kids underfoot, I want to say something that might be shocking. I want to give you permission to NOT DO ANYTHING ACADEMIC with your kids. I want you to know that whatever you need to do to get through this slow moving crisis, it will be enough.
    By Cecilia Kingman | 3/19/2020
  • Parents, It Will Be Enough

    Hey parents who now have kids underfoot, I want to say something that might be shocking. I want to give you permission to NOT DO ANYTHING ACADEMIC with your kids. I want you to know that whatever you need to do to get through this slow moving crisis, it will be enough.
    By Cecilia Kingman | 3/19/2020
  • 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
  • Don't Let Scammers Take Advantage During Anxious Times

    Scammers like to strike when people are anxious. Be sure to take a breath, then remind yourself, YOUR MINISTER WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO BUY GIFT CARDS!
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 3/19/2020

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