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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • News from the Districts - December 7

    Mountain Desert News MDD Awards Open Dale Arnink Award The Dale Arnink Preaching Award goes annually to the preacher of a sermon that explores and promotes understanding and application of Humanist teachings in Unitarian Universalism. All Unitarian Universalist professional...
    12/7/2017
  • Regional Assembly: Nurturing New Leaders

    Dear Pacific Western Region Congregational Leaders, Registration is scheduled to open for our Pacific Western Regional Assembly by January 4, 2018. I would like to ask a favor of you. Put an item on the agenda of your next board meeting. Have a discussion about either...
    12/7/2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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