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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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • PWR Staff Transitions

    The Revs. Jeanelyse Doran Adams , Nancy Bowen , and Ken Brown will all be leaving UUA employment and Pacific Western Region (PWR) service during the summer of 2016. Together they have provided over thirty-five years of faithful service to Unitarian Universalism in PWR...
    By Pacific Western Region of the UUA | 1/4/2016
  • Begin Again in Love

    As the New Year approaches I am grateful for yet another opportunity to begin again. Thankfully that opportunity is available to all of us more than once a year. There are many cycles-of-life happening simultaneously all the time, breathing in and out, dawn and sunset each day,...
    By Jeanelyse Doran Adams | 12/31/2015
  • A Happy and Hopeful Holiday Season to You

    I am painfully aware that this year, more than any since the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in 2012, it has been challenging to believe in the possibility of “Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All.” We are bombarded by stories of civil war, refugees fleeing their homes,...
    By Nancy Bowen | 12/22/2015
  • Good News in Pacific Western Region Youth Ministry

    Good news about Youth Ministry in the Pacific Western Region (PWR) is here! And there is so much to talk about that I simply don’t know where to begin. Many district programs like Goldmine Leadership School , Spirit Quuest , and Quuest Camp are now offered regionally so that...
  • Curriculum Renaissance Module: March 2016 in Kirkland, WA

    Religious educators working towards Religious Education (RE) Certification or just interested in a focused training to learn best practices in RE leadership are invited to register for the “Curriculum” Renaissance Module which will be offered March 1-3, at Northlake Unitarian...
  • Webinars for Religious Leaders in Your Congregation

    Let’s face it. Being a religious leader these days can be extremely challenging, especially for those of you who have day jobs. Besides, who has the money, time (or both!) to enroll in seminary to get all the tools you need anyway? The good news is, technology enables us to...
  • Welcome to the New Pacific Western Region Website!

    The Pacific Western Region (PWR) and Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) staff are pleased to announce a “new” resource for UUs in the west – the consolidated, improved and “UUA-nested” PWR website! The UUA is working to fully enfold all the regional websites, and now you’...
  • A Powerful Stewardship Education & Management Tool

    Quartile Analysis — A Great Tool You Never Knew You Had When we begin working with a congregation on almost any aspect of their stewardship environment, we usually start with a Quartile Analysis (QA). Oftentimes when we ask if a QA has been run by the leadership, we receive a...
    By William Clontz | 11/24/2015
  • Build Your Website With a Powerful UU Tool

    Wishing you could have a website that made your congregation shine? Searching for a platform that’s easy to use and low-cost? The new Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA) WordPress Theme for Congregations is just the tool you need. The Theme, created by Christopher Wulff...
  • 2015-16 PWR Webinar Offerings

    We are officially off and running with the 2015-16 Pacific Western Region (PWR) Webinar Offerings ! Gain insight, discuss with religious leaders, and focus your congregation’s learning team on what matters. This year the PWR staff provide a variety of exciting offerings with...
  • Welcoming Congregation Renewal

    Twenty-six years after the launch of the Welcoming Congregation Program, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has some great news! Seventy-six percent of UUA congregations overall and 95% of congregations over 100 members are recognized as Welcoming Congregations. “With...
  • UUA Common Read Discussion Guide Now Available

    The discussion guide is now available for this year’s Common Read selection, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. The guide invites participants to explore and examine some of the underlying themes in the book, including justice, mercy, compassion,...
  • Clergy Seminar Series in Congregation-Based Spiritual Direction

    Religious leaders interested in attending the Clergy Seminar Series on Congregational Based Spiritual Direction training in Boulder, CO, may still register. Although the registration website shows the training in Boulder is sold out, there is still room. If you are interested,...
  • Big Faith of Beloved Community; No Borders to our Love

    In our work, we frequently draw on Dr. King’s definition of justice as “love correcting everything that stands against love.” Love goes way beyond a feeling. Love is a practice . A practice of correcting whatever stands against love: structures that exclude; systems that punish...
  • UUA Publications Monthly Updates Online

    Unitarian Universalist Associaiton (UUA) Publications Updates are now published monthly on its own webpage. Keep up on the latest Pamphlets, Recommendations from Skinner House, and find out what’s trending at the UUA Bookstore. Here are some new pamphlets for your congregation...
  • General Assembly 2016, June 22-26, Columbus OH

    Save the Dates! The theme for GA 2016 will be Heart Land: Where Faiths Connect . The faith world is increasingly multifaith. People are crossing borders of religion and spiritual practice to create wholeness in their lives individually and collectively. The labels – Christian,...
  • Natural Disaster Relief, Response

    Summertime in the Pacific Western Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is often a time of heightened awareness and occurence of natural disasters that can affect our congregations and families—wildfire, flash floods and landslides/ mudslides are common and...


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