Dear First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia,
On behalf of the staff here at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), I hope this message finds you well. Please allow me to highlight a couple of items for you in the paragraphs below. You can find more information on each, plus other announcements and resources, linked in the bulletin materials list that follows. Please share them with your congregation.
Multicultural Growth and Witness delivers a new edition of Catalyst, the newsletter of Multicultural Growth & Witness Regarding Racial and Ethnic Concerns, for your reading pleasure.
The UUA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for elected volunteer positions. Application deadline is August 12th!
The UUA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for elected volunteer positions (PDF) in the UUA. If there are people in your congregation, or in other congregations, ready to serve as a UUA trustee, Financial Advisor, or as a member of the Presidential Search Committee, Commission on Appraisal, GA Planning Committee, Nominating Committee, Commission on Social Witness, or Board of Review, we are interested! Application deadline is August 12, 2012. Apply now!
—To post, congregational leaders
From the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF):
The Church of the Larger Fellowship, a unique congregation without walls, will be at this year’s General Assembly in Phoenix. Join us for worship on June 21st. The Revs. Meg Riley & Jeremy Taylor will be preaching, and music will be provided by Namoli Brennet.
—For GA travelers
From General Assembly and Conference Services:
An invitation for GA delegates who are unable to travel to Phoenix to participate from off-site. Using online and telephone technology, off-site delegates can watch live streaming video of all Plenary sessions, speak and vote during business Plenaries, and listen and vote during business mini-assemblies.
Can’t make it to General Assembly? Watch On-line!
From Ministries and Faith Development:
Even if you are not attending Justice GA 2012, take a crash course in the Doctrine of Discovery which gave Europeans legal justification to take land and displace native peoples, by watching a 14-minute video produced by the UUA Ministries and Faith Development staff group. Gather a study group and use the video with companion Discussion Guide.
Summer can be a good time to offer UU youth a one-hour, video-based workshop on gender, sexual orientation, ethnic/racial identity, or addiction issues. Find complete workshops including downloadable short video, discussion guide, handouts, and contact information for the workshops’ creator, Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings of the UUA Resource Development Office.
From Multicultural Growth and Witness:
Celebrate Pride! Announcing a new resource from the UUA offering 10 Ways to Celebrate Pride and stand on the side of love with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Also from Multicultural Growth and Witness, for your reading pleasure: the twenty-third issue of Catalyst, the newsletter of Multicultural Growth & Witness Regarding Racial and Ethnic Concerns.
The June Newsletter is now available from Multicultural Growth and Witness
The UUA’s Witness Ministries team is collecting stories of Unitarian Universalists who work for reproductive justice. Make your submission today!
Meet and Greet at General Assembly. Take an hour at General Assembly to organize with national and local reproductive justice leaders
From Skinner House:
An announcement of Sources of Our Faith.
From Stewardship and Development:
An Annual Program Fund Year-End Thanks!