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Baton Rouge church quickly opens childcare center for healthcare workers

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.

Elaine McArdle | 3/25/2020

Congregations adapt to COVID-19 by going online

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.”

Elaine McArdle | 3/18/2020

UUA closes Boston office, discourages large gatherings

UUA closes Boston office, discourages large gatherings

Leaders recommend suspending worship gatherings and other large events; staff are working from home; UUA events in the next month have been moved online or canceled.

Elaine McArdle | 3/11/2020

Seattle-area congregations cancel in-person worship services

Seattle-area congregations cancel in-person worship services

As COVID-19 spreads, Unitarian Universalist congregations begin to adapt. In Washington State, this means shifting to online rather than in-person worship and meetings.

Elaine McArdle | 3/9/2020

NAACP honors Illinois church for justice work

NAACP honors Illinois church for justice work

News briefs: Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, church recognized for racial justice work; historic Tarpon Springs, Florida, church reopens after restoration; first Universalist church in America achieves carbon neutrality.

Elaine McArdle | 3/1/2020 | Spring 2020

Board nominates Riley, Du Mond for UUA co-moderator position

Board nominates Riley, Du Mond for UUA co-moderator position

Uncontested slate of candidates will be installed in leadership roles at General Assembly in June.

Elaine McArdle | 3/1/2020 | Spring 2020

UUA, UU groups condemn U.S. escalation with Iran

UUA, UU groups condemn U.S. escalation with Iran

UUA signs January interfaith statement condemning U.S. assassination of Iranian military leader.

Staff Writer | 3/1/2020 | Spring 2020

‘Wake Now Our Vision’ campaign will ‘impact our faith for generations’

‘Wake Now Our Vision’ campaign will ‘impact our faith for generations’

Collaborative campaign garnered more than $100 million in new legacy gift intentions.

Laura Randall | 3/1/2020 | Spring 2020

Starr King selling campus, moving to Oakland

Starr King selling campus, moving to Oakland

Unitarian Universalist seminary is selling its campus in Berkeley, California, and moving to space at Mills College in Oakland.

Elaine McArdle | 3/1/2020 | Spring 2020

Kansas church wins court battle to host homeless shelter

Kansas church wins court battle to host homeless shelter

Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church wins court battle to house homeless people in Lenexa, Kansas.

Heather Beasley Doyle | 12/20/2019

Antiracist protesters in purple costumes arrested at farmers’ market

Antiracist protesters in purple costumes arrested at farmers’ market

Unitarian Universalist minister, four other activists arrested protesting white supremacists at farmers’ market in Indiana.

Elaine McArdle | 12/2/2019

Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal closing

Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal closing

New Orleans service and learning center, founded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is closing at the end of November. 

Elaine McArdle | 11/6/2019 | Winter 2019

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