In a difficult year, meeting pastoral needs is a challenge
Leaders of Unitarian Universalist congregations in the Pacific Western Region are heartened by the ongoing care members are providing.
Eight UU families lose homes to fires in Ashland, Oregon
UUA Disaster Relief Fund is already providing aid.
How to survive the apocalypse
Under the weight of destruction, / we will need the strong shelter / of forgiveness and the deeper wells / that give the sweet water of welcome
We are living in the ‘Except’
There are long timelines of history, punctuated by significant interruptions. The ‘Except.’ We are living in the Except.
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.