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.
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.
Amid fires’ devastation, ‘we are not in recovery mode at all’
California wildfires displace thousands, including Unitarian Universalists; UUA Disaster Relief Fund has already responded.
Hurricane damages three buildings of fellowship in Panama City, Florida
Unitarian Universalists lose homes in Hurricane Michael; Panama City fellowship’s least-damaged building is used as relief staging area.
Hurricane Florence hits at least three UU congregations on Carolina coast
Extent of damage not known; UUs encouraged to donate to disaster relief fund
News brief: Powerful storm will close UUA headquarters on March 2
A powerful nor’easter predicted to coincide with the full moon and high tide is expected to cause flooding in Boston. UUA staff will work remotely.
Houston UUs continue Harvey flood recovery
Harvey flood waters inundated the homes of one in five families at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church.
As fires spread in California, church doors opened
Unitarian Universalist Disaster Relief Fund, already making grants to hurricane victims, also helps congregations in towns ravaged by California wildfires.
Nature demands respect
We need Thoreau’s ‘tonic of wildness’ to confront climate change. As he explained, ‘We need to witness our own limits transgressed.’
‘People’s lives are falling down on us as ash’
California Unitarian Universalists offer their homes as fires overwhelm communities.