Pacific Western Region Resources

Shifting to a New Way of Being in Religious Community

What is shifting in you? What is shifting in your congregation? This 2019-2020 blog series by our Pacific Western Regional staff explores the ways Unitarian Universalism at its best shifts us away from individualistic, binary, fear-based perfectionism and toward a wholehearted, community-oriented, hope-filled, faithful, and compassionate way of being.

Multicultural Transformation and Intercultural Competency

Racism is still very much alive in the United States. Increasingly, Unitarian Universalist congregations are looking to become more culturally competent and inclusive, to better understand “whiteness,” and to show up meaningfully for racial justice. How would you like to engage?

Find resources related to Anti-Racist, Multicultural Transformation.

Re-Envisioning Religious Education and Family Ministry

Since the 2017 publication of The Death of Sunday School and the Future of Faith Formation (PDF), our congregations are realizing that they are not alone in their struggle to maintain a robust Sunday morning program for children. The Pacific Western Region offers tools and workshops for congregations to re-envision and re-enliven their connections with children and families.

Tools for Outreach and Social Media

Published June 2018, our Congregations Reaching Out Toolkit includes guides for finding a target audience for outreach, creating effective social media, and planning events to help build connections with Unitarian Universalism. The toolkit also features vibrant and customizable graphics for your congregation to use online and in print.

Support and Healing in the Age of #MeToo

First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon has shared with us resources for women and men's gatherings in response to #MeToo. We recognize that the women/men gender binary does not reflect all people's identity or experience, and encourage inclusive adaptation of these and other resources to minister to the people of our congregations.

Tools for Attracting New People

Check out these tools for congregational outreach from the Pacific Western Region.

Explore the Toolkit