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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

  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • A Minister to Ministers: Rev. Dr. Leon Hopper Jr. 1927-2016

    The Reverend Dr. C. Leon Hopper Jr., retired Unitarian Universalist minister and longtime Pacific Northwest resident, died June 19, 2016, after living for many years with Parkinson’s disease. He was 89 years old. Leon was born in Seattle on February 21, 1927 and graduated from...
    By Pacific Western Region of the UUA | 6/23/2016
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  • New Congregational Life Contacts for Pacific Western Region Congregations

    With UUA General Assembly right around the corner, the changes in the staff team at the Pacific Western Region are likewise nearing. We're saying goodbye to dear friends and colleagues Rev. Nancy Bowen, Rev. Jeanelyse Doran Adams, Rev. Dr. Ken Brown and Janine Larsen, all of...
    By Pacific Western Region of the UUA | 6/17/2016
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  • Last Chance to Sign Up for Leadership School!

    You have only 13 days left (until June 30) to sign up for Russell Lockwood Leadership School (RLLS)! Why Leadership School? Why you? RLLS is for anyone who wants to deepen their religious leadership skills, in everything from social action to stewardship, from worship to Web...
    By Jonipher Kūpono Kwong | 6/17/2016
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  • Bellevue Church Targeted Twice for Black Lives Matter Stance

    BELLEVUE, WA: On Sunday, April 24, 2016 a pick-up truck pulled up to a group of East Shore Unitarian Church Black Lives Matter advocates at the stop light on the corner of Factoria Blvd. SE and SE 36th and threw a sign at the group that read “I Hate Ni**ers─Black Lives Don’t...
    5/23/2016
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  • Four New Staff for Pacific Western Region

    The Pacific Western Region is pleased to announce the hiring of four new field staff. They are: Rev. Dr. James Kubal-Komoto Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh Rev. Sarah Schurr Rev. Tandi Rogers Rev. Kubal-Komoto will be taking on the Regional Lead position of the Pacific Western Region...
    4/5/2016
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  • Becoming a Sexually Safer Best Practice Congregation

    As Valentine’s Day approaches, love is clearly in the air (as well as balloons, flowers, and chocolates). I invite you to take a moment to think about love in its many splendid forms in your life. While we celebrate the healthy, life-giving love in the coming days, it's...
    By Jonipher Kūpono Kwong | 2/9/2016
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