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Read the current edition of the PWR Newsletter or visit the PWR Newsletter Archive. You can also subscribe to the newsletter.

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

  • Safe From Harm

    It's been more than nine years since an angry man walked into the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church with a gun and started shooting. Since then, violent attacks on people gathered—for worship, for concerts, for shopping—have only increased in frequency and severity...
    By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | 11/16/2017
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  • News from the Districts - November 16

    Pacific Central News Chalice Lighters: Help PCD UUs get to Regional Assembly The fall PCD Chalice Lighter call is designed to bring more PCD Unitarian Universalists to the Regional Assembly in Portland, Oregon, April 27-29, 2018. It is our goal to make Regional Assembly...
    11/16/2017
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  • News from the Districts - November 2

    The Mountain Desert District annual gathering keynote address, "On Becoming a Grown Up: Spiritual Maturity With and Without God ," was given by Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons. The full text of the keynote and notes from Rev. Dr. Gibbons workshop are available.
    11/2/2017
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  • Regional Assembly: Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience

    Dear Pacific Western Region Congregational Leaders, I am happy to announce that “ Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience ” will be the theme of our Regional Assembly, which will be held April 27-29, 2018, at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. I’m also happy...
    11/2/2017
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  • News from the Districts - October 19

    Mountain Desert News MDD Chalice Lighter Call The MDD 2017-18 Fall Chalice Lighter call supports two congregations seeking to enhance RE programming who will share this award. Contributions are being accepted through October 23. Two Rivers UU in Carbondale, CO is seeking to...
    10/19/2017
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  • Give to the UUA Disaster Relief Fund to Support UUs affected by California Wildfires

    Dear Pacific Western Region Congregational Leaders, As I write these words, wildfires continue to burn across Northern California and will not likely be contained for several weeks. Being described as “a serious, critical, catastrophic event,” there are more than 40 dead and...
    By James Kubal-Komoto | 10/14/2017
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  • News from the Districts - October 5

    Mountain Desert News Seeking Spiritual Maturity and Religious Growth - MDD Gathering and Annual Meeting October 13–14, 2017 7-8:30pm Friday 8am–4pm Saturday UU Church of Boulder 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80303 Registration Deadlines and Fees Walk-in registration $85 (...
    10/6/2017
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  • How Are We Doing?

    Dear Pacific Western Region Congregational Leaders, I would like to invite you to participate in a survey regarding regional services your congregation has received during the past year. A goal of the Pacific Western Region since our staff transition has been to provide services...
    By James Kubal-Komoto | 8/17/2017
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  • Small and Mighty Congregations

    Did you know that over half of the congregations in the UUA have under 120 members? Our faith has a lot of congregations that are considered small, by the people who look at size differences. Some are congregations of about 100 folks with a modest building and the support of a...
    By Sarah Movius Schurr | 8/3/2017
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  • Board Development Days!

    Board Development days are for congregational teams (board members and clergy) to explore and learn together.
    6/28/2017
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  • Seeking an Events Coordinator

    Updated : June 16, 2017 Position Title : Events Coordinator Staff Group : Pacific Western Region Reports To : Administration Manager Location : Home office, preferably in the Pacific Western Region Grade : 9 Hours/Week: 20 (benefits eligible) Purpose : To coordinate the...
    6/19/2017
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  • Raising Resilient Resistance - UUJMCA Summit

    Join UUJMCA & UUJAZ for the 2017 Justice Summit! Join UUs from across the western region for the 2017 Walking the Walk Justice Summit and Family Camp from August 12th to 16th at Camp de Benneville Pines in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California! Open to UUs from...
    6/16/2017
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  • PCD - UUA Presidential Candidates Forum

    At Mount Diablo UU Church in Walnut Creek, California, the Pacific Central District's Assembly featured a UUA Presidential Candidates Forum hosted by Rev. Dr. James Kubal-Komoto, PWR Regional Lead, and moderated by Rev. Leslie Takahashi.
    5/23/2017
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  • Save the Date for Regional Assembly

    Dear Pacific Western Region Congregational Leaders, I am excited to announce the Pacific Western Region will hold a regional assembly in 2018. The Pacific Western Regional Assembly will be held April 27-29, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. This will be our...
    5/18/2017
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  • Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation: An Interview with Rev. Neal Anderson

    On April 2, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada (UUFNN), accepted a request for sanctuary from David Chavez-Macias, a 30-year resident of the Reno community who was at immediate risk of deportation. This was the latest in a number of UU congregations in the...
    By Sarah Movius Schurr | 5/4/2017
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  • Finding Solace and Hope

    The recent controversy surrounding hiring practices of our UUA is a reminder that we have not yet arrived on our journey toward becoming a truly anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural denomination. We have certainly made several attempts over the years by partnering with...
    By Jonipher Kūpono Kwong | 4/20/2017
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  • PNWD - UUA Presidential Candidates Forum

    The PNWD District Assembly on February 25th in Eugene, Oregon included the following Forum featuring the three Candidates for UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick Gray , Rev. Alison Miller and Rev. Jeanne Pupke , and moderated by UUA Moderator, Jim Key .
    3/10/2017
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  • Generosity in All Things

    We Congregational Life Staff speak of “Generosity In All Things” as we do our work because we know that generosity is a core religious value and that it is foundational to cultivating joy in our own lives, sustaining our congregations and doing what we are called to do in the...
    By Jan Christian | 2/16/2017
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  • Giving in Covenant

    For the majority of our congregations in the Pacific Western Region, paying the requested contributions to the UUA and the District is just assumed. These contributions are seen as what we give to fulfill our covenant as member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist...
    By Jan Christian | 2/8/2017
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  • More like a marathon than a sprint

    Dear Pacific Western Region Congregational Leaders, Unitarian Universalists by the hundreds and perhaps by the thousands participated in the Women's March in Washington, D.C., and in sister marches in cities across the United States to stand up for our shared values of...
    By James Kubal-Komoto | 2/2/2017
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