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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

Youth and Young Adults of Color

  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    Great resources to better support Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth and young adults of color ...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    Guest blogger Yashasvi Janamanchi attended the Unitarian Universalist Association Multicultural Leadership School (MLS) this July. This...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    Guest blogger Sunshine Alvarez attended the Unitarian Universalist Association Multicultural Leadership School this July. Sunshine belongs...
  • By Kenny Wiley
    We re-post Kenny Wiley's account of attending the recently concluded Unitarian Universalist Association 2015 Multicultural Leadership...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    This Monday in Boston it's raining , but I have freshly picked strawberries at my desk. Despite all the brokenness, there is much beauty...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    Do It For Everyone Try these resources to better minister to Unitarian Univeralist youth and young adults of color . Check out this webinar...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    Prayer Because the world cracks open and here we are: For the 900 lives lost to the migration injustice - mothers, fathers, parents,...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    WEBINAR - Ministering to Youth and Young Adults of Color 1: Faith Formation and Spiritual Renewal Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen , the Leadership...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Work With Your Peers to Bend the Arc of Justice The application deadline for the 2015 Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    Unitarian Universalist Association Multicultural Leadership School is an annual gathering of soul-renewal and leadership development for...

Guides and Tools

  • By Bart Frost
    THESE FIVE TAKEAWAYS WILL GET YOU MINING FOR GOLD This summer was a busy one for us in the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Get it Off Our Shelf and Onto Yours Now! Becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Adulthood is a wonderful resource for Unitarian...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    For all the mamas, everywhere. #MamasDay All mamas deserve to be seen, respected, celebrated & loved, and here is a terrific,...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    Culture Heritage to Share – Not Appropriate Culture is an expression of identity, and Cultural Appropriation is when a peoples' identity is...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    " Good fences make good neighbors " – Now as Then My best friend from college taught me a phrase I’d never considered using before and hold...

Future of Faith

  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Essential Questions and Answers At some point in our lives (or at multiple points for many of us) we ask ourselves, What do I want to be...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This story comes to us from Aislynn Pasierb, a member of Eliot Unitarian Chapel in Kirkwood, Missouri , who shares her recent Youth...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Nell Krahnke grew up Unitarian Universalist (UU) and when she arrived at the College of Wooster and noticed that there wasn’t a UU group on...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    2015-2016 Youth Observers to the UUA Board of Trustees Announced Friends, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is pleased to...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Committing to Climate Justice This post is adapted from the 2015 Earth Sunday Sermon for UU Ministry for Earth, “Shifting Energy: From...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Spiritual Life and Connection to Everything (We present excerpts of Anna Zimmer's piece originally on the Huffington Post . -ed.) By...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    And Natural Extension of Unitarian Unversalist Core Values Talkin' 'bout unconditional love, equality and justice – This is one way...
  • By Bart Frost
    Marching Forward Events of 50 Years Ago Today This is the final installment in a series of reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    Commit2Respond: Week 3 I heard Rev. Dr. Miguel de la Torre , the liberation theologist and immigration rights activist, speak a few days...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    If the Earth Could Speak of Her Gratitude for Us Who Belong to the Interdependent Covenant In a world of my innumerable heartbreaks, there...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    And Thousands of Others of Every Age This Unitarian Universalist Young Adult has a message for everyone: Climate Change is real and there...

Social Justice

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    August 9th, 2015 marks the first anniversary of Mike Brown's extra-judicial killing in Ferguson, MO. All across the country Unitarian...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Action of Immediate Witness is Immediately Acted Upon Leading up to General Assembly 2015 , Unitarian Universalists across the nation were...
  • By Bart Frost
    What We Will Make of Our Time on Earth During Climate Justice Month we have reveled in the world we live in. We have embraced its warmth,...
  • By Bart Frost
    Undoing the "Third Reconstruction" This is part three in our four part series, here are links to Part One and Part Two . - ed. Rev. Dr...

Stories and Voices

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Consistency is Key Rosemary Dodd is a student at Wellesley College and was very involved in youth leadership in her Unitarian Universalist(...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    KATHY by Kristen Psaki kristen [dot] psaki [at] gmail [dot] com @kristenpsaki Kathy Glatz First Unitarian Society of Denver “After being...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    BRIAN by Kristen Psaki kristen [dot] psaki [at] gmail [dot] com @kristenpsaki Rev. Brian Ferguson Minister San Marcos UU Fellowship San...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    NANCY by Kristen Psaki kristen [dot] psaki [at] gmail [dot] com @kristenpsaki Nancy Stevens Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    BEAR by Beth Cortez-Neavel ecortez [dot] neavel [at] gmail [dot] com @ecortez_neavel Though below me, I feel no motion Standing on these...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    WESLEY by Kristen Psaki kristen [dot] psaki [at] gmail [dot] com @kristenpsaki Wesley Botham Unitarian Church Lincoln, NE “Sometime in late...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    EM by Kristen Psaki kristen [dot] psaki [at] gmail [dot] com @kristenpsaki Em du Mond Church of the Larger Fellowship “A more accurate...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    LOYCE by Beth Cortez-Neavel ecortez [dot] neavel [at] gmail [dot] com @ecortez_neavel I was pretty grumpy Thursday by 4 p.m. and rushing...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    AMANDA by Kristen Psaki kristen [dot] psaki [at] gmail [dot] com @kristenpsaki Amanda Bancroft Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    THERESA by Kristen Psaki kristen [dot] psaki [at] gmail [dot] com @kristenpsaki Theresa Soto Intern Minister in Salem, OR Theresa Soto...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DICK by Kristen Psaki kristen [dot] psaki [at] gmail [dot] com @kristenpsaki Dick Burkhart Church of the Larger Fellowship “When you’re...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    BEVERLY by Kristen Psaki kristen [dot] psaki [at] gmail [dot] com @kristenpsaki Beverly McCormick Valley UU in Chandler, Arizona Beverly...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    DANIEL by Beth Cortez-Neavel ecortez [dot] neavel [at] gmail [dot] com @ecortez_neavel “I’ve been a Unitarian all my life, before I knew...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    BETH by Beth Cortez-Neavel ecortez [dot] neavel [at] gmail [dot] com @ecortez_neavel I did not become a UU by choice. But, after being...
  • By John Newhall
    The cliff from youth to young adulthood is steep. You speed towards the edge only to come to a screeching halt at the last moment. Looking...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Animating Church Life “We actually had a conversation recently about how we can get more older people to come to our church,” shared Ryan...

Issues and Trends

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Know it to Defeat it By Aija Jansone The Young Adult program at Westside Unitarian Universalist in Fort Worth , Texas gathers persons...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    It is Overtime to Shift the Paradigm An acquaintance of mine named Molli King is a teacher and yesterday she posted an essay she wrote for...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    We post an excerpt of this important post by Kenny S. Wiley, Director of Faith Formation at Prairie UU Church in Parker, Colorado and UU...

General Assembly

  • By Bart Frost
    Timely Timeless Stories from Unitarian Universalist General Assembly The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is excited to announce...