Your Mad Skills Are Just What We Need

Posted by T. Resnikoff // October 8th 2014 // Featured Youth, UUA // no comments

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Watch How Faith Grows in the 21st Century

Posted by T. Resnikoff // October 2nd 2014 // Future of Faith, Guides and Tools // no comments

GA Talks Available on YouTube   Presented by YA@GA, learn about best practices, innovative techniques and successes growing, sustaining and creating vibrant multigenerational, diverse ministry. Modeled after TED talks, GA Talks are an ongoing series of presentations from from invited experts speaking to a given topic or theme. The theme of GA Talks 2014, “Looking Inward, Looking Outward, Looking Forward” explores innovative forms of worship, congregation and spiritual experience.

Spotlight: UU Young Adults of Tallahasee

Posted by Annie Gonzalez Milliken // July 29th 2014 // Featured Young Adults, Spotlight, Stories and Voices // one comment

Welcome to the Spotlight Series! Each month we’ll feature a different Unitarian Universalist congregation or community that is doing effective, innovative or otherwise interesting ministry with young adults.   Resilient… Renewed… Revelatory. “When the Campus Ministry/Young Adult position was de-funded some folks thought that was the end of the program,” related Rev. Robin Gray, the minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee (UUCT). But fortunately the story didn’t turn out that way. Lee Edwin Chipps-Walton, a young adult and lay leader started coordinating their young adult program as a volunteer. Robin claimed Lee “offered us several years of growth for a program with consistency, involvement and connections – both within the YA community and…

Millenial Leaders: Develop Your Vision for Change

Posted by T. Resnikoff // May 1st 2014 // Events and Opportunities, Featured Young Adults, Future of Faith // no comments

Young Adult Spiritual Activists Sought Union Theological Seminary (Union) in New York, New York was founded in 1836 on the vision of centering theological education and ministerial training in an urban context so that academic excellence and personal faith might respond to the needs of the city. In the furtherance of this mission, Union convenes the Millennial Leaders Pilot Conference, July 13–17, 2014. The Millennial Leaders Project is a Union pilot initiative assembling 25–30 young adult leaders to explore the intersection of activism and spirituality around projects and topics suggested by attendees in their application to the conference. Formal affiliation with a specific religious tradition or community is not a prerequisite and people with no…

Springtime is Bridge Time!

Posted by T. Resnikoff // April 1st 2014 // Events and Opportunities, youth // no comments

Bridge Jumping – Not Off, Across Bridging (transitioning to young adulthood) is an important time in a youth’s life. Do your part to help our transitioning youth make new connections and maintain their faith! Urge them to take part in the Bridge Connections program. AIN’T NO MAGIC ABOUT IT! The Bridge Connections Program makes the connection happen by keeping the connection alive: You help collect their contact info now through our secure online form and we  connect them in the fall with a congregation, campus ministry group, young adult group, or other UU community in their new area.       AND IT AIN’T OUR WAY OR THE HIGHWAY We’re doing it a little differently…

Remembering Viola Liuzzo

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 25th 2014 // Stories and Voices, UUA // 2 comments

Ultimate Courageous Love Viola Liuzzo joined the fight for civil rights when it was at its most dangerous juncture – after the “Bloody Sunday” beatings of peaceful marchers on March 7 by specially deputized Alabama State Police (all white men). She was murdered three weeks later, on March 25, 1965 near Selma, Alabama, while driving home the teenaged civil-rights worker, Leroy Morton. She was shot twice in the head by four members of the Ku Klux Klan. (One of whom was a paid F.B.I. informant, provoking a campaign of disinformation attacking Viola Luizzo, mostly based upon her gender and choice to absent herself from her family and join the cause in Alabama.) Though not remembered nor…

Faith Development Training from FDO

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 20th 2014 // Guides and Tools, UUA // no comments

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR TODAY The Faith Development Office (FDO) of the Unitarian Universalist Association offers free monthly one-hour webinars for religious professionals and lay leaders who plan, lead, or support programs with a faith development component, especially Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious education (RE) for children, youth, adults, and/or multigenerational groups.     UPCOMING WEBINARS – For more information or to register for a specific date, contact Upon registration you will receive an email with login and call-in information. March: Outside In & Upside Down: Applying the “Flipped” Classroom Concept to Faith Development Tuesday, March 25 at 1 pm Eastern time or, Wednesday, March 26 at 9 pm Eastern time Explore possibilities sparked by the…

Young Adult – Longtime Leader

Posted by T. Resnikoff // March 11th 2014 // Stories and Voices // no comments

Young Adult Bart Frost has served the Unitarian Universalism (UU) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in leadership positions since he was a youth. He now chairs the General Assembly Program Committee (GAPC), the body responsible organizing and running GA. We re-post this profile of Bart Frost appearing in UU World online, the magazine of Unitarian Universalism.–Ed. For young leader, General Assembly is a spiritual practice Planning Committee chair Bart Frost says GA ‘shows how big our small faith is.’ By Christian Schmidt 3.10.14 For Bart Frost, the Unitarian Universalist Association’s annual General Assembly is something special. “It’s a spiritual practice for me. I love the worships at GA,” Frost said. “It is the business…

Exercise the 5th Principle

Posted by T. Resnikoff // January 22nd 2014 // Events and Opportunities // no comments

Vote or run for elective office at the UUA At General Assembly (GA) 2014 in Providence, RI, we will be holding elections for the following positions:   Financial Advisor Four Trustees-at-Large The Nominating Committee has nominated five people for these elective offices. You may view the complete 2014 Nominating Committee slate by clicking this link (PDF). Our elections of people to serve the members and congregations of the Association are at the heart of the fifth principle of our faith and our trust in the democratic process. Please take the opportunity to learn more about the positions available and the process for running by petition. People interested in running by petition have until February 1…

Sustenance for Those Who Would Lead

Posted by T. Resnikoff // October 25th 2013 // Guides and Tools // no comments

Leadership is Imperfect, Leaders are Blessed   For congregational leaders of all identity and age, Kay Montgomery has assembled a collection meditations sharing the voice, wisdom and insight of leaders of our faith. Kay explains in her preface that leadership is a skill, presenting the collection with the exhortation to, “Use it to remind yourself of the need for humility and humor and courage…”     Unitarian Universalism exists, is practiced and celebrated in many forms – from traditional “brick and mortar” congregations to small group ministry, campus ministry, gender specific ministries, the Church of the Larger Fellowship and new forms we are discovering or inventing today and for the digital future we will inhabit….