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Evolution Camp offers summer programming unique in area
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Springfield, Mo., sponsored an Evolution Camp organized by religious education director Jennifer Lara, who created the program from others used in UU churches. Parents throughout the area took advantage of the opportunity the camp offered to kids who love science and filled the roster in just a few days. (Springfield News-Leader - 7.11.14)
Other evolution camp stories:
“Vacation Evolution School? This Unitarian Universalist Camp May Shock You” (Charisma News - 7.14.14)
“Ken Ham Criticizes Unitarian Church’s ‘Evolution Camp’ for Children; ‘Shocked’ at Assemblies of God Presence” (The Christian Post - 7.14.14)
Read more about UU summer camps for children: “The only place I can really be” (UU World – Summer 2013)
UU retreats and conference centers highlighted
The Unitarian Universalist conference center Star Island, located off the New Hampshire coast, is installing enough solar panels to power nearly 30 homes. They hope to be a model for the future of sustainable energy use on the mainland. (New Hampshire Public Radio - 7.14.14)
Members of GAYLA, a program of the Ferry Beach Park Association’s Retreat and Conference Center in Saco, Maine, reflect on how the organization has spent years offering a safe space for gay men to relax and rejuvenate themselves once a year. The Association has a proud historic connection to Unitarian Universalism. (Sun Monthly - 7.13.14)
More news from UU congregations
A group of more than 300 members of All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C., gathered in front of the Supreme Court steps to call attention to the need to strengthen voter protections nationwide. The flash mob event included a musical medley of justice songs. (HRC Blog - 7.11.14)
Volunteers from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, N.Mex., have joined other local churches to support the children involved in the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico. The group is taking donations of a variety of goods, including food and clothes, to help care for the immigrants on a short-term basis. (Silver City Sun-News - 7.15.14)
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., was named an early adopter in the community of environmentally sustainable initiatives. The congregation has installed solar panels, which enable them to sell the electricity they do not use to the Tennessee Valley Authority and supplement their income. (timesfreepress.com - 7.13.14)
Work begins this month on renovations at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Arlington, Mass., to expand its buildings to accommodate the growing number of members and non-members using the space. Congregation members raised $2 million for the upgrades. (The Arlington Advocate - 7.14.14)
Book group brings Muslim and UU women together
Women from Unitarian Universalist and Muslim congregations in Silver Spring, Md., meet each month.
Helping to tip the scales
UU Fellowship of Topeka’s decades of involvement on LGBT issues
Unitarian Universalist Association approves fossil fuel divestment
General Assembly vote endorses divestment, but allows for shareholder activism.
$1.3 million deficit surprises UUA administration, board
Shortfall in major gifts brought to leaders' attention as fiscal year ends.
Follow 2014 UUA General Assembly with UU World
Keep up with the latest news from the UUA’s annual meeting, in Providence.
Team plans creative, nourishing arc of worship
Worship Arts Team, new this year, supports worship leaders at General Assembly.
Starr King seminary withholds diplomas amid investigation
School trying to trace leaked documents from presidential search process.
Oregon ends same-sex marriage ban
Unitarian Universalist minister says the weddings she performed are among ‘highlights of my ministry.’
Fossil fuel divestment on GA agenda
Divestment resolution, Congregational Study/Action Issues on business agenda.
At WaterFire, 'love is the transformative element'
Public witness event at 2014 General Assembly will send UUs into public art festival with a message of love.