UUA Publications Update for October 2018
Welcome New Members
Joining a new faith community can be an exciting but also daunting experience. Welcome new members with this thoughtful selection of introductory materials to start the church year off right!
Welcome: A Unitarian Universalist Primer—A perfect gift for any visitor or new member! Introduces Unitarian Universalist prayers and readings, including the seven Principles and six Sources, chalice lightings, and more.
UU World Seeker Issue: The Journey is the Joy—UU World's first "seeker issue" is designed specifically as an introduction to Unitarian Universalism. The 32-page magazine is an anthology of articles and photographs, organized in four sections: Who We Are, What We Believe, How We Gather, and What We Do. Available in packs of 10 or 25.
Sunday and Every Day: My Little Book of Unitarian Universalism—This child-friendly introduction puts a sampling of the Unitarian Universalist faith in a child's hands. For ages 5 and up.
Welcome to Our Community—A friendly and welcoming introduction to Unitarian Universalism for newcomers and anyone interested in basic information. A list of resources shows how to learn more. Pack of 25 pamphlets.
We Are Unitarian Universalists—We are people of many paths, diverse in age, ethnicity, gender, and spirituality, and we come together to make a difference in our world and in ourselves. A perfect introduction to Unitarian Universalism, including our beliefs, our history, and our community. Suitable for visitors looking for a spiritual home. Pack of 100 pamphlets.
Announcements and Resources
2018-2019 UUA Common Read Discussion Guide Available!
A Common Read invites participants to read and discuss the same book in a given period of time. It can build community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations. The 2018-2019 UUA Common Read is Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and the Environment, edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom. This highly anticipated anthology presents a powerful and penetrating look at environmental justice from some of the key thinkers and activists in Unitarian Universalism today. For more information about this year’s Common Read and how you and your UU community can participate, check out: www.uua.org/books/read
National Coming Out Day!
October 11th is National Coming Out Day and we recommend Coming Out in Faith: Voices of LGBTQ Unitarian Universalists, edited by Keith Kron and Susan Gore. This collection of poignant testimonials illuminates the lived experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Unitarian Universalists. Coming Out in Faith also helps to raise awareness of Unitarian Universalism's active role in promoting a vision of humanity that not only embraces LGBTQ people but actively seeks to learn from the unique strengths they bring to questions of personal faith and organizational vitality.
October's Justice and Spirit Goodreads Book Club Pick!
October's Justice and Spirit Goodreads Book Club pick is History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times by Mary Frances Berry (Beacon Press). Despair and mourning after the election of an antagonistic or polarizing president is part of the push-pull of American politics. But in this incisive book, historian Mary Frances Berry shows that resistance to presidential administrations has led to positive change. History Teaches Us to Resist is an essential book for our times. It proves to us through myriad historical examples that protest is an essential ingredient of politics, and that progressive movements can and will flourish, even in perilous times.