Former UUA President O. Eugene Pickett dies
President of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1979 to 1985, Pickett oversaw a period of growth and financial stability.
Portland church joins lawsuit over federal agents at Black Lives Matter protests
Deployment of federal officers violates the Tenth Amendment, chills the legal right to protest, alleges lawsuit.
As co-moderators’ term nears end, leaders reflect on their impact
Mr. Barb Greve and Elandria Williams served as the Unitarian Universalist Association’s first co-moderators.
Congregations mark big anniversaries
Major anniversaries for UU Church of the Restoration and UU Congregation at Rock Tavern; congregational projects in Illinois, Indiana, and Maine.
UUs reached out, connected online during pandemic
Media roundup: A sampling of stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media, March–April 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.