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UUs reached out, connected online during pandemic

UUs reached out, connected online during pandemic

Media roundup: A sampling of stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media, March–April 2020.

Staff Writer | 6/1/2020

UU congregations partner with housing, food nonprofits amid pandemic

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.

Heather Beasley Doyle | 5/22/2020

UUA: Congregational ministries are essential, but should remain virtual only

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.

Christopher L. Walton | 5/14/2020

UUA General Assembly will be entirely virtual

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.

Elaine McArdle | 4/18/2020

Pandemic response resources help congregations adapt

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.

Christopher L. Walton | 4/13/2020

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

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