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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
UUA, UU groups condemn U.S. escalation with Iran
UUA signs January interfaith statement condemning U.S. assassination of Iranian military leader.
‘Wake Now Our Vision’ campaign will ‘impact our faith for generations’
Collaborative campaign garnered more than $100 million in new legacy gift intentions.
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.
Kansas church wins court battle to host homeless shelter
Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church wins court battle to house homeless people in Lenexa, Kansas.
Antiracist protesters in purple costumes arrested at farmers’ market
Unitarian Universalist minister, four other activists arrested protesting white supremacists at farmers’ market in Indiana.
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.