New book on humanism, UU theology, and the growth (or not) of the UUA

I just ordered a new book on humanism, our UU theology, and the history of our association, REGAINING BALANCE: THE EVOLUTION OF THE UUA by Michael Werner, published by Religious Humanism Press. I'm excited for this read as this relates directly to conversations we've been having in the UU Growth Lab over the last two … Continue reading New book on humanism, UU theology, and the growth (or not) of the UUA

New UU Crowdfunding Platform, and Faithful Risk Fund to honor Gini Courter

Update 6/26:  The Faithful Risk Fund is in Gini's honor, not the platform... There was talk about a crowd sourcing platform as part of honoring her, but that was already in development by the Mass Bay and Clara Barton Districts.  So the platform is a collaboration with first $10,000 in donations supporting its development. Friends, … Continue reading New UU Crowdfunding Platform, and Faithful Risk Fund to honor Gini Courter

Millennial UU Innovators Discussion Google Hangout

The following is the archived video of the live Millennial UU Innovators Discussion Google Hangout convened by Carey McDonald on June 5, 2013.  Total running time 1 hour. Now you may be asking, how do these things get scheduled and how do I get involved?   Join the UU Growth Lab on Facebook!  Many great conversations … Continue reading Millennial UU Innovators Discussion Google Hangout

Start Tweeting at #UUAGA in 3 Easy Steps

Reprinted from previous UU Planet post. You have a smart phone, you're on Facebook,  you might even have an iPad.  If you DO and you're at General Assembly, it is time to try Twitter.  I know you can do it and I want to follow your tweets.  Here's a quick guide. Find someone you know … Continue reading Start Tweeting at #UUAGA in 3 Easy Steps

Joseph Priestly District 2013 Worship Arts Festival

Friends, this year I will be offering the keynote and series of workshops at the Joseph Priestly District's 2013 Worship Arts Festival. My talk is titled "Worship & Social Media in the new Age of Collaboration."  Social media has opened amazing new possibilities for turning worship and sermons into just one part of a much … Continue reading Joseph Priestly District 2013 Worship Arts Festival

Videos: Thousands of Unitarian Universalists protest Arpaio’s Tent City jail

On Saturday, June 23, 2012 thousands of Unitarian Universalists and immigration partners protested outside of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Tent City jail.  The following are videos containing footage from this event, including UU World videos and media from vigil participants. For full coverage of this religious witness event and the 2012 General Assembly of the Unitarian … Continue reading Videos: Thousands of Unitarian Universalists protest Arpaio’s Tent City jail

Occupy Your Faith – A Boston Unitarian Universalist Revival

Event announcement via Matt Meyer. "Please pass it along to everyone you know!  Pass it along to youth group leaders and youth, friends and family, choir members and musicians, clergy and college students!  The RSVP will let us know how much food to get and how much help we'll need with childcare." Boston UU Revival … Continue reading Occupy Your Faith – A Boston Unitarian Universalist Revival

Not Your Traditional Dialogue on Race: Building Partnerships with Multicultural Arts Organizations

First, thanks to Peter Bowden for the invite to guest-post on UUGROWTH.COM. This is a great website! My name is Josh Pawelek. I've served as the parish minister at the Unitarian Universalist Society: East in Manchester, CT since the summer of 2003.  Peter was curious about a recent opportunity I had to preach at Middle … Continue reading Not Your Traditional Dialogue on Race: Building Partnerships with Multicultural Arts Organizations

Creating a “Culture of Yes” Tweetchats 12/22 and 1/5

We have two upcoming Tweetchat's scheduled on the topic of creating a "Culture of Yes!" -- one this Thursday, the other the first Thursday of the new year.  This subject follows our last #UURiskFaithers Tweetchat on Supporting emerging & entrepreneurial Unitarian Universalist ministries. Tweetchat Times For these conversations we’ll be chatting using the #uuriskfaithers tag.  … Continue reading Creating a “Culture of Yes” Tweetchats 12/22 and 1/5

Surveys and thoughts on Freerange UUs

A new survey for freerange UUs has just been created by the UUA's Office of Growth Strategies.  I hope you'll share this with your friends, colleagues and congregation at large. Here's the survey announcement: Seeking Free-Range Unitarian Universalists... by Tandi Rogers If you're a "Free-Range Unitarian Universalist," please take this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FreeRangeUUs. The UUA Office … Continue reading Surveys and thoughts on Freerange UUs