SMILE Project helps teens realize their potential
An Illinois congregation’s internship program offers students valuable firsthand workplace experience.
‘You are whole and welcome here’
A Virginia Breakthrough Congregation builds community through Pride.
What are Joys and Sorrows?
We do not light candles because we believe they have a supernatural power to them, but we do believe there is power in standing together in these moments.
‘Always in beta’
The Church of the Larger Fellowship celebrates seventy-five years of innovative ministry.
Moved to serve
A new location for a Michigan congregation opened up opportunities to help immigrants and refugees. Moving has been nothing short of transformative.
Creating an on-air ministry
How a congregation’s community radio station makes church participatory, provocative, and fun.
Better than Sunday school
Forty hours of Chalice Camp is almost as much time as kids would get in a full year of Sunday school.
Embracing an innovative shared leadership model has created a happier, more vital congregation in Athens, Georgia.
UUA membership rises for first time since 2008
But children’s enrollment in religious education continues to drop.
What are you up to?
The newly reimagined Breakthrough Congregations program honors innovations that energize congregations. Nominate your congregation’s most inspiring initiative.
Coffee hour central
We wanted to let people know about everything we had to offer without making them sit through a Sunday service. We started inviting people directly to the coffee hour.
The Breakthrough Congregation reimagined
UUA program will focus on congregations’ innovations more than membership growth; seeks nominations.