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  • 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
  • Resources for Congregations as Employers

    A collection of recordings, workshop materials and other helpful resources that can help your congregation be a good employer!
    By Jan Gartner | 3/6/2020
  • Professional Training for New Congregational Staff (PLUS)

    The PLUS Program (or Professional Learning Units for Staff) is designed for new (and relatively new) professional staff in Unitarian Universalist congregations.
    By Jan Gartner | 3/2/2020
  • UUA Benefit Recommendations

    An overview of what recommended staff benefits are included in the UUA Fair Compensation Guidelines.
    By Jan Gartner | 3/2/2020

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