Anchorage UU Fellowship will join Alaskan interfaith leaders, Alaska Native Elders and climate scientists on November 5 for an interactive conversation to inspire meaningful action on climate change through greater respect for the earth and one another. The afternoon discussion will be held at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and
From Fairbanks, AK to Bend, OR to Sequim, WA, eleven congregational leaders from across the PNWD, are attending a semi-virtual leadership school with instructors Kristen Dillon and Tandi Rogers. October’s focus of ‘Leading Faithfully’ has students diving into the ideas of Functions of Leaders, Appreciative Inquiry, and Small Group ministries.
Susan Leslie, Congregational Advocacy and Witness Director for the UUA, will give an overview of what’s going on with immigration policy, its impact on immigrant communities and what congregations can do to get educated and work in solidarity with the immigrant community. She will also inform us on how to
The first Chalice Lighter call for this church year will support the Community UU Church in Pasco, in southeastern Washington. This summer the old HVAC system in their recently acquired building failed, and a new system was needed right away, not later in accordance with their adopted plan and budget. Pasco had
The UUA General Assemby Planning Office has announced that program proposals for the 2012 General Assembly — a Justice GA — will now be accepted until the new deadline of November 30. This extends the former deadline of November 1. Proposals submitted via the 2012 General Assembly Program Proposal Form will
Questions often come up related to permissible behavior surrounding congregations and political elections, advocacy and lobbying. In collaboration with their legal counsel, the UUA has prepared a guide laying out the boundaries for political speech and action. Check out The Real Rules to be sure your congregation’s actions do not
The Reverend Doug Wadkins, now in his 13th year and the longest settled minister at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, has notified the congregation that this will be his last year serving as minister of BUF. “Throughout this year, my underlying goal is to be deeply present and minister from a
“The Peregrine Sonata,” a new full-length play written by the Rev. Amanda Aikman, will be presented by The Driftwood Players in Edmonds, WA. Amanda, consulting minister at Skagit UU Fellowship in Mount Vernon, WA, was selected to be the theater company’s “Spotlight on a New Local Playwright” production for 2012.
Unitarian Universalists around the country are representing the 99% at “Occupy” protests, including here in the Pacific Northwest. We are encouraging PNWD UUs to post your Occupy photos and videos at the PNWD Facebook Page. Here are You Tube videos we’re aware of so far: Rev.