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PWR Events & Calendar

The PWR offers events throughout the region, in-person and online, for religious professionals and lay leaders, youth and adults. You can see the complete regional calendar of events; calendars for each of the Mountain Desert, Pacific Central, Pacific Northwest or Pacific Southwest districts; a calendar for Youth Events; and the calendar of upcoming webinars

PWR Facebook & Twitter

The Pacific Western Region is active on PWR Facebook, as well as maintaining pages for each of the Mountain DesertPacific CentralPacific Northwest or Pacific Southwest districts. We are also trying to more present on Twitter, where you can find us as @pwruua.

PWR News

  • Giving to Chalice Lighters Now More Convenient

    Regional staff, in consultation with the four district boards, have recently made changes to the Chalice Lighter programs in all four of our districts to make giving generously more convenient.
    7/30/2019
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  • Leadership Experience

    PWR Staff are happy to announce Leadership Experience 2020 – expanding training and community for congregational leaders from all sized congregations. Space is limited register now.
    7/29/2019
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  • Covenant: The Work of Owning - PWR Healthy Congregations Team

    One of the most difficult aspects of breaking covenant is recognizing our own part or what we have done by our actions to contribute to the brokenness. It is a humble and vulnerable place to own our part. It forces us to acknowledge our imperfections.
    1/30/2019
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  • Covenant: Committing to the Work - PWR Healthy Congregations Team

    Since we realized as a congregation it was inevitable we will break our covenant with each other, we made sure to put in the following phrase: When we fall out of covenant, we recognize, reflect, and re-engage.
    1/30/2019
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  • Covenant: Easily Broken - PWR Healthy Congregations Team

    Covenant is a fancy word to mean promise. We make promises all the time in our lives & can be deeply hurt when they are broken. I wonder if the hurt could be tempered if we viewed covenants in a different light. What if instead of insisting a promise is made as an absolute,...
    1/30/2019
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  • Calm in the Face of Confusion

    Chris George, a member of the Pacific Western Region's Healthy Congregations Team, offers some of the ways in which we can respond when conflict, uncertainty and anxiety arise in congregational life.
    By Chris George | 10/24/2018
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  • Leadership is More Important Than Anything Else

    What’s the most important factor in your congregation’s future success? More important than anything else, it is the quality of your leadership. Regional Lead Rev. Dr. James Kubal-Komoto on the need for leadership in congregations and the new PWR Leadership Experience 2019.
    By James Kubal-Komoto | 9/13/2018
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  • Launching PWR’s Healthy Congregations Team

    The PWR Healthy Congregations Team's purpose is to provide training, consultation and assessment for congregations who wish to embrace healthy communications and proactively engage conflict.
    By Tandi Rogers | 9/13/2018
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  • Update from the PWR Multicultural Team

    The PWR Multicultural Team, composed of 2/3 people of color and 1/3 white accomplices, is going on hiatus while they explore news ways of bringing this work to life in youth groups, cons and congregations.
    By Eric Bliss | 9/13/2018
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  • Pacific Western Region announces Leadership Experience 2019

    The Pacific Western Region is launching a brand new leadership development pilot program, online and in-person, for 2019. Learn more.
    By James Kubal-Komoto | 8/9/2018
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  • Safety and Outreach

    In these times when so many in our society need communities of meaning, relationship, hope, and love, our Unitarian Universalist congregations have a clear mission of healing and transformation. And in these times of #MeToo and violence, more and more of us are aware of how...
    By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | 7/13/2018
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  • Fires in the Pacific Western Region

    It’s early in the fire season and already two of our congregations in Colorado have received funds from the UUA Disaster Relief Fund to help members of their congregations and community partners in Durango and Carbondale.
    By Jan Christian | 7/13/2018
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  • Introducing LeaderLab

    LeaderLab is a set of resources representing a range of perspectives in leadership development and congregational life. Find articles, videos, webinars, tips, tools, tutorials, and links to other valuable online resources.
    By Jonipher Kūpono Kwong | 6/15/2018
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  • PWR Staff Create Resource for Supporting Emerging-Adults in Leadership

    ​Imagine if you will… in your home congregation... that emerging adults (ages 18-24) are fully integrated into the life of the church, and have strong connections with each other. They are involved in both intergenerational and age-cohort activities that satisfy spiritual and...
    By Eric Bliss, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh, Annie Gonzalez Milliken | 5/17/2018
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  • People, Places and Things I Didn’t Know I Loved

    The title comes from a story from Rob Brezsny who writes the syndicated column "Freewill Astrology." Brezsny told of a man who used to lead him into new areas of town in search of lessons they didn’t know they needed. He called this going on a Whirlygig. Brezsny suggested this...
    By Jan Christian | 4/24/2018
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  • Generosity in All Things

    Albert Lovejoy was a member of my Internship Committee in Prescott, Arizona. The committee was talking about some of the personal preferences that people expressed when it came to worship services. He said, "Well, when I come to church, I always hope there are elements that don'...
    By Jan Christian | 3/15/2018
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  • Worship Change at Regional Assembly

    Dear Pacific Western Region Congregational Leaders, It is with disappointment that I must let you know that the Rev. Dr. William Barber, who was scheduled to preach at our Sunday morning service during our upcoming Regional Assembly, has contacted me to let know that he will be...
    By James Kubal-Komoto | 2/15/2018
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  • Living Our Mission and Thanking Our Partners

    The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder is to be a beacon of liberal religion, committed to: Nurturing the spiritual growth of our diverse and multigenerational religious community; Fostering ministry and hospitality between and among our members, friends and...
    By UU Church of Boulder, Boulder, CO | 2/15/2018
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  • Regional Assembly: Spreading the Word About RA

    Dear Pacific Western Region Congregational Leaders, Registration is now open for our Regional Assembly, which will be April 27–29, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Here’s what you can do to help make Regional Assembly a success: Register and make travel reservations...
    By James Kubal-Komoto | 1/5/2018
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  • News from the Districts - January 5

    Mountain Desert News Save the Date: All About Stewardship Join PWR's Rev. Sarah Schurr and Kay Crider from Stewardship for Us for a day that is All About Stewardship ! We will cover: Fostering a Culture of Generosity; Building and Sustaining a Good Stewardship Process; and...
    1/5/2018
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