Annie Gonzalez Milliken

Annie Gonzalez Milliken and Elizabeth Nguyen worked in the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Annie supported young adult and campus ministries while Elizabeth served youth and young adults of color.

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Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they follow that call. To be fiercely UU is to proclaim human worth and interdependence. In an individualist, greed-based, shame and fear fueled white supremacist...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | May 9, 2016 | From Stories and Voices
Tagged as: Beliefs & Principles, Connections, Education, Faith, Growth, High School-Aged Youth Faith Development, Identity, Leadership, Nourishing the Spirit, Secular, Spiritual Practice, Spirituality, Teaching Methods, Unitarian Universalism, UU Identity, Young Adult Faith Development (ages 18-35), Youth Sunday, Faith Development

First Unitarian Society of Madison and shared it with us given how relevant it is to young adult ministry everywhere. Thanks Julie! by Julie Brock Having young people in church is pretty great. Youth bring new energy, fresh perspective, and remind us that we are part of something larger than...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | April 29, 2016 | From Guides and Tools
Tagged as: Choice, Community, Education, Faith, Growth, Leadership, Multigenerational Faith Development, Secular, Spiritual Practice, Teaching Methods, Unitarian Universalism, Unity, Young Adult Faith Development (ages 18-35), Youth Sunday, Congregational Action, Faith Development, Vision for UUism

The Unitarian Universalist Association Off… of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is full of gratitude for everyone who participated in the YA@GA elections process. Big thank yous go out to everyone who registered as a candidate, ran in the election, read about the candidates, encouraged others to...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | April 21, 2016 | From General Assembly for Youth & Young Adults
Tagged as: Awards, Scholarships, & Grants, Business Meetings, Commitment, Community, Education, Growth, Interdependence, Leadership, Purpose, Secular, Teaching Methods, Unitarian Universalism, Young Adult Faith Development (ages 18-35), General Assembly, UUA Headquarters

Living the Wasteless Life by Carter Smith My story actually begins almost a year ago, when one of my Facebook friends posted an article about Lauren Singer, blogger at zero waste lifestyle” was possible for people living in industrialized Western societies seemed both outlandish and amazing. From...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | April 21, 2016 | From Stories and Voices
Tagged as: Activism, Climate & Environmental Justice, Connections, Earth, Earth Day, Education, Growth, Secular, Teaching Methods, Truth, Unitarian Universalism, UU Identity, Young Adult Faith Development (ages 18-35), Faith Development, News

Candidates for YA@GA Co-Facilitators of the 2017 and 2018 General Assemblies This post is an introduction to our three candidates for the 2017-18 Co-Facilitator for Young Adults at General Assembly or YA@GA. Are you involved in UU community?...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | April 1, 2016 | From General Assembly for Youth & Young Adults
Tagged as: Awards, Scholarships, & Grants, Business Meetings, Commitment, Community, Education, Growth, Interdependence, Leadership, Purpose, Secular, Teaching Methods, Unitarian Universalism, Young Adult Faith Development (ages 18-35), General Assembly, UUA Headquarters

Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they follow that call. To be fiercely UU is to proclaim human worth and interdependence. In an individualist, greed-based, shame and fear fueled white supremacist patriarchy, we say no to isolation and...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | March 31, 2016 | From Blue Boat
Tagged as: Beliefs & Principles, Connections, Faith, Growth, Identity, Meaning, Spirituality, Unitarian Universalism, UU Identity, Young Adult Faith Development (ages 18-35), Faith Development, Personal Inspiration

Today is Good Friday, a day where those in the Christian tradition tell the story of Jesus' trial and crucifixion, his brutal death at the hands of an Empire that crucified routinely as one means of maintaining their power. This story about Jesus' death is about one particular person, but as...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | March 25, 2016 | From Issues and Trends
Tagged as: Christianity, Good Friday, Grief, Nourishing the Spirit, Religion, Secular, Spiritual Practice, Religious Pluralism, Worship

Small But Mighty The set up was in some ways completely familiar. The cushions on the floor, the snacks arranged casually around the yet unlit chalice. Students drifting in and sitting down, late evening on a weekday. I could have been in the basement of the chapel back at my small Midwestern...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | March 24, 2016 | From On Campus
Tagged as: Beliefs & Principles, Campus Ministry, Community, Connections, Education, Faith, Growth, Identity, Meaning, Rights, Secular, Teaching Methods, Unitarian Universalism, UU Identity, Young Adult Faith Development (ages 18-35), LGBTQ Issues, Faith Development, Personal Inspiration, Worship

“Small but mighty” is a phrase I enjoy. Possibly because I am a petite woman of short stature, yet I like to think I’m relatively powerful. But more than that it’s because that’s how I see our faith. Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a tiny religion and a young one too, though our roots go...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | March 8, 2016 | From On Campus
Tagged as: Activism, Campus Ministry, Choice, Discernment, Education, Growth, Leadership, Prayer Practices, Secular, Spiritual Practice, Teaching Methods, Truth, Unitarian Universalism, Vision, Young Adult Faith Development (ages 18-35), Congregational Action, Faith Development, News, Worship

Valentine’s Day is over but that’s no reason to stop sharing the love! Our congregations are generally pretty good at sharing love. From child dedications for our infants to memorial services at life’s end, our congregations are there for the full journey. So how do we share the love when our...

By Annie Gonzalez Milliken | February 17, 2016 | From Issues and Trends
Tagged as: Choice, Growth, Multigenerational Faith Development, Spiritual Practice, Unitarian Universalism, Unity, Young Adult Faith Development (ages 18-35), Congregational Action

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