Jessica York

Director

Congregational Life

Email: jyork@uua.org

Telephone: (617) 948-4364

Jessica York is the Director of Congregational Life at the Unitarian Universalist Association. Previously she was the Co-Director of Ministries and Faith Development. During her fifteen plus years as a religious educator she has served on the Liberal Religious Educators Association’s Integrity Team, the MidSouth District’s RE Committee, and the MidSouth District Board, and as an advisor for the Birmingham Alliance of Gay, Straight, Bisexual, Questioning and Transgender Youth. She is the author of the Tapestry of Faith programs Signs of Our Faith and Virtue Ethics, and she is co-author of Bridging: A Handbook for Congregations, Creating Home, and Sharing the Journey: Small Group Ministry with Youth. She currently lives in her native Birmingham, Alabama.

From Jessica York

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Letter from the UUA administration.

By Jessica York, Carey McDonald, Janice Marie Johnson | September 1, 2020 | From UU news
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Diversity, Inclusion, Oppression, Race/Ethnicity, Racial Justice & Multicultural Ministries

This second edition of Sexuality and Our Faith is a companion to Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education Grades 4-6, Second Edition.

Book | By Jessica York, Reverend Kelly J. Burd, T. Anil Oommen, Jessica York | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Education

This second edition of Sexuality and Our Faith is a companion to Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education Grades 4-6, Second Edition.

Book | By Jessica York, Reverend Kelly J. Burd, T. Anil Oommen, Jessica York | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Education

Dear Keepers of the Faith, It takes a lot of courage to witness to injustice. Some of our brave colleagues, notably Aisha Hauser and Christina Rivera, have held up a mirror before the UUA and named what they see....

By Jessica York | March 29, 2017 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: UU Identity, UUA Staff

This is not a prayer that you may find hope For hope is a luxury that some cannot find and others cannot afford This is not a prayer that you find more love in the world Though I hope you continue to feel love and send love to those near and far I pray instead that you may find tools A hammer lyi...

Meditation | By Jessica York | November 11, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Community, Despair, Disaster or Crisis, Hope, Justice, Living Our Faith, Politics, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism

Bridging will enhance your Youth and Young Adult Ministry programs, and help make the process of becoming a young adult a spiritually fulfilling community event for your congregation.

Book, Curriculum | By Gail Forsyth-Vail, Jessica York, Jessica York | For Youth | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Bridging, Rites of Passage, UU History, UU Identity, UU Theology, Faith Development

Bridging will enhance your Youth and Young Adult Ministry programs, and help make the process of becoming a young adult a spiritually fulfilling community event for your congregation.

Book, Curriculum | By Gail Forsyth-Vail, Jessica York, Jessica York | For Youth | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Bridging, Rites of Passage, UU History, UU Identity, UU Theology, Faith Development

Have you seen the Android commercial where the rock, paper, and scissors become friends? It’s the latest using the tag line, “Be Together. Not the Same.” I admit to loving these ads. My life has been full of experiences of being together with people in groups where I am different from the...

By Jessica York | April 25, 2016 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: Professional Development for Religious Educators

A UU, two Hindus, and a Baha’i walk into a Christian Ethiopian restaurant. The opening line to a culturally insensitive joke? No, my last dinner at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. In October, I attended the fifth Parliament in Salt Lake City. This one followed two Parliaments in Chicago...

By Jessica York | November 23, 2015 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: UU History, Multiculturalism, Interfaith Family Programs, Social Justice

As parents and caregivers, we sometimes have to hold difficult conversations with children. I have had a few of those while raising my daughter. One that I will never forget happened in January, 1998. My daughter was seven and a serious book lover. Though she could read for herself now, she still...

By Jessica York | August 18, 2015 | From Call and Response
Tagged as: Families & Faith Development, Parents, Anti-Racism, Racial Justice

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