Sarah Gibb Millspaugh

Full name: Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh (she/her)

Congregational Life Staff

Pacific Western Region in Congregational Life


Telephone: (858) 215-2650

Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh

Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh joined the Pacific Western Region's Congregational Life staff in July 2016. With experience as a parish minister, curriculum developer, and lay leader, she serves as the primary contact for several congregations across the western US. Sarah works with all PWR congregations as a specialist in conflict transformation, safety, professional boundaries, and misconduct. Additionally she serves on the UUA Mosaic Team, which is creating and curating resources for anti-racist/anti-oppressive/multicultural transformation in our congregations. Sarah lives and works in San Diego, CA.

From Sarah Gibb Millspaugh

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I grew up in a fault-finding family. It was one way my father’s upper-class WASP culture and my mother’s working-class Jewish culture came together: analyzing what was wrong. We’d go to a phenomenal movie, but spend the car ride home talking about the not-so-good acting of one character. When...

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | January 8, 2020 | From Pacific Western Region

What would Unitarian Universalism be like if we lived from our faith more than we lived from our fears? And when I say “we,” I mean each of us, and each of our UU institutions. What would we be like if our minds, our hearts, our spirits shifted from fear to faith? This is an open question that...

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | November 14, 2019 | From Pacific Western Region

Full Week Faith is a framework for equipping families for faith development throughout the week, far beyond the hour on Sunday morning when congregations are accustomed to reaching families....

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | April 23, 2019 | From Pacific Western Region
Tagged as: Children, Children's Faith Development, Faith, Families & Faith Development, Family, Faith Development

In these times when so many in our society need communities of meaning, relationship, hope, and love, our Unitarian Universalist congregations have a clear mission of healing and transformation. And in these times of #MeToo and violence, more and more of us are aware of how unsafe our communities...

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | July 13, 2018 | From Pacific Western Region

A sea-change is happening in American religion, and spiritual needs have only grown more intense. Take home tools to attract new people, successfully integrate them into community, and nourish their faith for the long haul.

Webinar | By Tandi Rogers, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | July 5, 2018 (reviewed March 2024) | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Membership Growth & Outreach

​Imagine if you will… in your home congregation... that emerging adults (ages 18-24) are fully integrated into the life of the church, and have strong connections with each other. They are involved in both intergenerational and age-cohort activities that satisfy spiritual and social needs...

By Eric Bliss, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh, Annie Gonzalez Milliken | May 17, 2018 | From Pacific Western Region

Find guiding questions, ideas and best practices for emerging-adult-friendly congregations (ages 18-24).

By Eric Bliss, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh, Annie Gonzalez Milliken | May 16, 2018 | From LeaderLab

It's been more than nine years since an angry man walked into the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church with a gun and started shooting. Since then, violent attacks on people gathered—for worship, for concerts, for shopping—have only increased in frequency and severity. While our hearts...

By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | November 16, 2017 | From Pacific Western Region

Religion is as much about faith in humanity as it is about faith in deity. And many of us will find that, over and over, our faith in humanity gets tested. We are immersed in a culture that's deeply corrupted by selfishness, greed, and oppression-borne privilege and fear....

Reading | By Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | September 12, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Acceptance, Compassion, Faith, Healing, Humanism, Integrity, Living Our Faith, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness

How do you create a meaningful congregational experience when you've got a small number of kids in your congregation, few of whom are the same age?

Webinar | By Sarah Movius Schurr, Sarah Gibb Millspaugh | February 25, 2017 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Children's Faith Development, Faith Development, Small Congregations

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