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Don’t let ANXIETY and UNCERTAINTY keep people from visiting your congregation

People who are anxious and uncertain are less likely to visit congregations. You can help them eliminate the anxiety and uncertainty by actively doing one thing -- ANSWER ALL THEIR QUESTIONS. And you can do it online. Here's how.

5 Ways Social Media is Changing How People Join Congregations

With approximately seven-in-ten Americans now using at least one social media site (Pew Internet), faith leaders can’t afford to ignore the impacts of digital culture. Here are five ways social media is changing the process of connecting with and joining congregations.

Emerson’s Transparent Eyeball Coloring Page

Recently my wife, the Rev. Amy Freedman, asked me to make an easel pad sized version of the classic Ralph Waldo Emerson "Transparent Eyeball" illustration by Christopher Pearse Cranch (ca. 1836-1838).  She wanted the large version to use in a message for all ages at First Parish in Concord, MA.  Read Amy's post about the … Continue reading Emerson’s Transparent Eyeball Coloring Page

UU Chalice with Hands Image for Word Art

An image Amy Freedman and I made years ago for a t-shirt has resurfaced as the basis for Unitarian Universalist Word Art! This post shares the original image and website for making your own.

Alice the Chalice

The following image was originally designed for a New England Leadership School t-shirt.  Featuring the hands of the Rev. Amy Freedman and Peter Bowden, this image has become a favorite graphic and basis for making UU word art.

UU Chalice with Hands “UU Chalice with Hands” by Peter Bowden and Amy Freedman

Joy Berry, Director of Lifespan Religious Education, was the first to create amazing word art from this image. Thanks to Joy for so generously sharing her idea and process!

You can generate your own for free at http://wordart.com.  Purchase credits to download high resolution files to print larger posters.

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6 Videos to Help You Prepare for UUA General Assembly 2017

For those of us going to this year’s General Assembly conference, the UUA has compiled a fabulous list of tools to help us prepare. It includes readings, videos, books and activities. Here are six videos featured in their list of preparatory tools. Me? I'm going to have a GA prep movie night...

Tips for attending UUA General Assembly 2017 Edition

This collaborative post and “survival guide” features tips and reminders for attending the annual General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Share your tips, share this post, and I’ll see you at GA!

Help us identify and retweet your UU climate march photos!

Want to get your photos into the climate march twitter feed, as well as retweeted by national UU Twitter accounts?  Here are two tips. 1. Tweet your photos and include one or more of  the following hashtags. Hashtag for the march:  #ClimateMarch Hashtag for faith contingent: #KeepersofFaith Hashtag for our national UU climate justice  campaign: … Continue reading Help us identify and retweet your UU climate march photos!

Add Your UU Climate March Photos to Shared UU Album

Are you marching in the Peoples Climate March this weekend?  Share your photos of UUs in action via this national Unitarian Universalist shared Google Photo Album! The UU Commit2Respond climate justice campaign which includes (UU Ministry for Earth, UUA, UUSC and other UU climate organizations and programs) is inviting people to share their photos from … Continue reading Add Your UU Climate March Photos to Shared UU Album

On the “Historical and Future Trajectories of Black Lives Matter and Unitarian Universalism”

Videos of the Spring 2017 Minns Lectures on "Historical and Future Trajectories of Black Lives Matter and Unitarian Universalism" featuring the Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed and the Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt with Rev. Mary Margaret Earl and DiDi Delgado responding.