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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • RLLS on Hold

    I am writing to inform you that Pacific Western Region Staff have made the decision not to hold the Russell Lockwood Leadership School during the summer of 2017. Over the years, Russell Lockwood Leadership School has transformed the lives of many lay and professional clergy who...
    By Jonipher Kūpono Kwong | 12/15/2016
  • Registration Open for PWR Fall Webinars

    Webinars offer a convenient way to engage in online collaborative learning across the Pacific Western Region (PWR). Participating as a learning community in your congregation gives your team a starting point to gain insight, discuss with religious leaders, and focus your...
    9/26/2016
  • 2017 International Women's Convocation - Early Bird Deadline Sept. 30

    You are invited to attend the Third International Convocation of Unitarian*Universalist Women and People of Progressive Faiths February 16-19, 2017 Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California The theme of the Convocation is Weaving Global Partnerships… Forging a Just Future Together ....
    9/23/2016
  • Staff Development Days for Religious Professionals

    Whether your staff team is brand new or have been together for a while, this interactive day will connect both role cohorts and staff teams around common blessings and challenges and boost your ability to work as a team with a covenantal network of support. Bring the entire...
    9/12/2016
  • Youth Ministry Training webinar series

    Unitarian Universalists believe that ministering to and with youth is a vital role adults play in our movement. Adults ministering to and with youth can always be growing and building skills, and we're here to support you through online learning opportunities. Our UUA's...
    By Eric Bliss | 9/12/2016
  • Black Lives Matter Banner Dedication at OUUC

    On August 7th at 12:30 pm, the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation (OUUC) will dedicate its new Black Lives Matter banner on the church at 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia. The banner is a visible statement of OUUC’s commitment to address racism, implicit bias, and...
    By Olympia UU Congregation, Olympia, WA | 8/1/2016
  • Jessica Laike named Mountain Desert Chaplain to Youth

    The Pacific Western Region is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Mountain Desert Chaplain to Youth, Jessica Laike. Jessica is a lifelong UU and grew up attending the First Unitarian Church of Dallas and the UU Congregation of Santa Fe in high school. Active in UU...
    By Pacific Western Region of the UUA | 7/22/2016
  • Registration Opened for PNW Staff Development Days

    Registration is now open for the PNW Staff Development Days for Sept. 20 in Edmonds, WA and Sept. 22 in Oregon City, OR . Whether your staff team is brand new or have been together for a while, this interactive day will connect both role cohorts and staff teams around common...
    7/19/2016
  • Staff Development Days for Religious Professionals

    Whether your staff team is brand new or have been together for a while, this interactive day will connect both role cohorts and staff teams around common blessings and challenges and get you ready to start the new church year as a team with a covenantal network of support. Bring...
    7/19/2016
  • A Farewell Reflection

    June 30, 2016, will ever be a poignant day for me, representing the symbolic close of a 12-year chapter in my life that has been dearly loved and precious to me. No one would have guessed back in 2004 that I would be the last District Executive for the UUA in the Pacific...
    By Janine Larsen | 6/29/2016
  • Memorial Service - Rev. Dr. Leon Hopper

    The memorial service for the Rev. Dr. Leon Hopper will be held Tuesday, July 26, at 2:00 p.m. at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 SE 32nd St., Bellevue, WA 98005-4317. The Reverends Barbara ten Hove and Elaine Peresluha will conduct the service. Ministers are invited to arrive...
    6/29/2016
  • Growing Interdependence

    If our Seventh Principle were to become a spiritual practice, what would it look like? There are three adventures in covenantal partnerships that have begun to take root in the Pacific Western Region within the past year—and all because they want to grow deeper in their...
    By Jonipher Kūpono Kwong | 6/29/2016
  • Keep That Big Flame Burning Bright

    Thank you for these eleven years in Mountain Desert District and the Pacific Western Region. It has been a profound privilege to serve our faith with all of you. We have been through a lot together -many ministerial searches, capital campaigns for new buildings and building...
    By Nancy Bowen | 6/25/2016
  • A Very Fond Farewell

    Farewell Folks, It is time to say goodbye. As some of you know, I am leaving the UUA. I could not go without expressing my deep gratitude for amazing colleagues and the opportunity to serve Unitarian Universalism with you. I am looking forward to devoting time to practicing at...
    By Jeanelyse Doran Adams | 6/23/2016

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