Military chaplain offers tools for UU ruck sack

The Rev. Rebekah Montgomery

An energetic crowd filled Providence’s Dunkin’ Donuts Center Friday night to celebrate and honor Unitarian Universalist religious professionals at the annual Service of the Living Tradition. In her sermon at the event, the Rev. Rebekah A. Montgomery, a U.S. Army Reserve chaplain, called UUs to reach out to the “Other” and offered tools for packing […]

UUMA gives honorary membership to Kay Montgomery

Bill Hamilton-Holway and Kay Montgomery

The Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association bestowed an honorary membership on retiring UUA Executive Vice President Kay Montgomery at its annual business meeting Wednesday, June 19. The UUMA recognized Montgomery for her 30 years of service to the UUA, including 28 years as executive vice president to four UUA presidents. The Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz, […]

New rules approved for ministers’ relationships

Members of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association Guidelines Committee drafted new language that forbids all sexual relationships between ministers and congregants.
(Christopher L. Walton)

UU Ministers Association sets new sexual ethics policy from UU World on Vimeo. At its annual business meeting prior to the opening of the 2013 General Assembly, the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA) voted to pass a new rule prohibiting sexual contact between ministers and congregants. The rule says: “I will not engage in sexual […]

Ministry honored, examined in Service of the Living Tradition

Watch live streaming video from uuaga at livestream.com The Rev. Michael A. Schuler offered an appraisal of ministerial authority during his sermon at the Service of the Living Tradition Thursday night, saying that respect for the office of minister has fluctuated over the last 200 years but has never been so low as it is […]

Gilbert: ‘First 50 years of ministry are the hardest’

The Rev. Dr. Richard S. Gilbert reflected this morning on his 50 years as a Unitarian Universalist minister during the annual “25/50″ worship service at Ministry Days, the conference of the UU Ministers Association that immediately precedes General Assembly. “The first 50 years of ministry are the hardest,” he quipped as he stepped to the […]

Service of the Living Tradition: ‘I will look and see you’

Thursday evening’s Service of the Living Tradition, one of the central worship services at the UUA’s annual General Assembly, honored ordained ministers, credentialed religious educators, and credentialed congregational musicians at the beginnings—and ends—of their ministries. The Rev. Diana Heath—wife of the Rev. Dr. William J. Metzger, one of 22 UU ministers who died in the […]

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