UUA: Congregational ministries are essential, but should remain virtual only
Unitarian Universalist Association urges its congregations to plan on virtual-only gatherings for next twelve months as COVID-19 continues to endanger lives.
UU congregations partner with housing, food nonprofits amid pandemic
Kansas and Arizona churches serve as emergency shelters; California and New York churches provide groceries to people in need.
Loss, poetry, and the ballast of faith
My UU faith—and my parents’ lived examples—informed my thinking about living and dying, sustaining and influencing me more than I realized.
New hiring practices help UUA live into its values
Careful attention to hiring practices has diversified the staff of the Unitarian Universalist Association and deepened its commitment to antiracism, antioppression, and multiculturalism.
Gift card scammers targeting congregations
In carefully targeted scams, email messages designed to look like they were sent by a minister ask members for gift cards.
UUA General Assembly will be entirely virtual
Annual conference, which had been scheduled for June 24–28 in Providence, Rhode Island, will take place entirely online, UUA announces.
Amid pandemic and Pilgrim anniversary, Wampanoag face new threat
Unitarian Universalist Association calls for urgent action to support Native American tribe that first welcomed its Pilgrim religious ancestors 400 years ago.
Pandemic response resources help congregations adapt
UUA staff curate a library of resources to help congregations adapt to COVID-19; Pandemic Response Fund provides grants to local groups and religious professionals in need.
Trading messiah for mentor
Jesus for Unitarian Universalists.
Baton Rouge church quickly opens childcare center for healthcare workers
In one weekend, the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, closed its building, shifted to online worship, and welcomed a childcare program for healthcare workers.
Congregations adapt to COVID-19 by going online
Offering worship services and other opportunities to connect online is “a forced exercise in emergence,” says the Rev. Karen Johnston, and “an opportunity to find people who need us.”
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