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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

Issues and Trends

Guides and Tools

  • By Bart Frost
    But Maybe Not Using 13 Reasons Why Netflix recently adapted Jay Asher’s young adult novel, 13 Reasons Why , into a 13-part series that has...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Resources for Youth and Young Adult Ministry ...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    In the April Webinar , Natalie Briscoe, Congregational Life Staff in the Southern Region , and Kim Sweeney, Congregational Life Staff in...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Cojourners* on the Spiritual Way The Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries has two new discussion...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Part of a successful youth ministry is creating and maintaining sustainable systems and organizational tools , like calendaring,...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    How Snapchat makes social change happen We reprint with permission this very useful guide to using Snapchat as a platform for advocacy work...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Many Faiths within Unitarian Universalism The latest addition to the Skinner House Books (SHB) series exploring the many faith...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    General Assembly (GA) is many things: transformative, spirit filling, jam packed, challenging, fortifying... and expensive. We want to do everything we can to make sure money doesn’t hold you back from attending GA. There are lots of ways to get to GA and have a fabulous time without turning your...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Inclusive Youth Group Dynamics If you've found yourself here on Blue Boat it's a fairly safe assumption that at some point in your...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    #UU Campus Q's Episode Five The Reverend Annie Gonzalez Milliken , the Young Adult and Campus Ministry Associate of the Unititarian...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Inclusive Ministry in a Diverse World As Unitarian Universalists (UU) we say that we build inclusive community where you can explore your...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Pastoral Care To and With Youth Let’s be frank. The world changed on November 9th, 2016 (the day Donald Trump was elected president of the...
  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    LGBTQ+ Youth Survival Guide: Trump Edition Dear beautiful, fabulous gender creative and sexually non-conforming youth and teens–all those...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    by Jaidyn Bryant and the 2017 General Assembly Youth Caucus Staff So, Trump was elected president. Black, Latinx, Muslim, Native, LGBTQ...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    #UUCampusQ's Episode Four Students on campus need your community now, so get the word out! The Reverend Annie Gonzalez Milliken , the Young...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Last October, Jaidyn Bryant (Jr. Dean), Eric Broner (Sr. Dean), Colleen Lee (Sr. Worship Coordinator) and Hannah Rigdon (Sr. Business...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Kim Sweeney, Lead for Faith Formation and Safe Congregations, works in New England and loves rules. She says “I love rules, structure,...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    What does a Healthy Youth/Adult Relationship Actually Look Like? In every training or conversation with adults working with youth, Evin...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Discounted Registration Rate for Young Adult Women The International Women’s Convocation affirms each person’s right to identify for...

Future of Faith

  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Did you know youth who are members of their congregation can represent their congregation at General Assembly by serving as delegates and...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    What is the role of spiritual community in these times? We’ve been asking that question over and over, particularly as we think about our...

Stories and Voices

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Out in Force for Love My twin 6 year olds traveled from Lexington, KY. (Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington) to Washington. Here are...
  • By Ted Resnikoff, Leslie Mills
    A Unitarian Universalist Welcome After I graduated college , with my family of origin in turmoil, I moved to a place where I knew no one...
  • By Lauren Hulse
    A Seat at the Table: The Transformative Practice of Being Together Early this year, the congregation I am a part of in Knoxville ,...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Fiercely UU is a blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they follow...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Since the day I was born I have been linked to a unique and distinct religion. Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion characterized...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Adulting Is Hard by Kayla Parker When I was twenty-five, I started graduate school and my Dad had a stroke. Doctors told us he should have...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    This homily was delivered by intern minister and UU young adult Joseph Boyd after the murder of Terence Crutcher at All Souls Unitarian...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Fiercely UU is a blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they follow...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Confronting the Work My Privilege Means I Must Do The following is the first of five reflections on a service trip that members of the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Learning How to do Anti-Racism Work at Home The following is the first of five reflections on a service trip that members of the Unitarian...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Right to Joy – to Combat Injustice The following is the first of five reflections on a service trip that members of the Unitarian...

Young Adults

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    For many, leaving their birth congregation is a rending experience, and finding a new home congregation a daunting one. Every instance of...

On Campus

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Being a Unitarian Universalist (UU), I was lucky to grow up with the Our Whole Lives (OWL) program. I started taking OWL classes when I was...
  • By Carlene Gardner, Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Smart Strategy + Limited Resources = Vibrant Campus Ministry Three years ago, the Unitarian Church of Montreal (UCM) hired me as the Campus...

Youth and Young Adults of Color

  • By Aisha Ansano, Elizabeth Nguyen
    Aisha participated in this summer's Thrive Young Adult leadership school for Unitarian Universalist young adults of color. —Ed. The five...

Events and Opportunities