GA clean energy rally draws attention from EPA

General Assembly ally draws EPA’s attention from UU World on Vimeo. The General Assembly’s public witness event—a June 19 rally for clean energy sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and a coalition of local environmental and religious groups—is already having an impact. As the 2013 General Assembly was drawing to a close, the Rev. Dawn […]

Learning from Meadville Lombard’s move

Learning from Meadville Lombard’s move from UU World on Vimeo. Former UUA Moderator Denny Davidoff and Madeleine Robins, director of Development and Communications at Meadville Lombard Theological School, talk about some of the ways Meadville Lombard’s move to a modern new headquarters has lessons for the UUA’s move out of its Beacon Hill properties.

Morales: Justice GA ‘like a dream come true’

After the Sunday morning worship service on the final day of the 2012 “Justice General Assembly,” UUA President Peter Morales told UU World that the Arizona GA had exceeded his expectations.

Video: UCC leaders reflect on General Assembly

Three leaders of the United Church of Christ—a liberal Protestant denomination with 5,600 congregations and 1.2 million members—attended the UUA’s 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix. The Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, the UCC’s general minister and president, toured the Maricopa County “Tent City” jail with UUA President Peter Morales and other ministers on June 23; […]

Video: Youth group shares highlights of Justice GA

UU World talked to the youth group of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka in Wayzata, Minn., who traveled to Phoenix as part of a 15-day pilgrimage. The teens, their minister, and the adults who traveled with them talk about the impact of the candlelight vigil at the “Tent City” jail and about the experience of […]

Video: UUs arrive for ‘Tent City’ vigil

UU World filmed last night’s candlelight vigil outside Maricopa County’s “Tent City” jail. Watch this clip showing Unitarian Universalists arriving at the jail, passing counter-protesters, and gathering in witness.

Latino community prepares for Court SB 1070 ruling

UU World talked with Sharon Zapata, president of the Arizona Hispanic Community Forum, about preparations within the Latino/a community for the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona SB 1070. UU World spoke with Zapata at Friday evening’s Community Celebration in Civic Park Square.

Chalice maker, 92, lights General Assembly chalice

Mordecai Roth, chalice sculptor, lights the GA chalice (©Nancy Pierce)

Mordecai Roth lit the chalice at the beginning of Friday morning’s plenary session. It was a chalice he made—but not the only one he’s made. Roth, 92, a retired dentist and a member of the UU Church of Surprise, Arizona, has made 132 chalices, most in use by UU congregations. His chalices range from 9 […]

Video: Synergy worship service, Bridging Ceremony

Synergy worship and Bridging Ceremony (©Nancy Pierce)

Watch the Thursday evening Synergy worship service, which celebrates the different age cohorts of Unitarian Universalists and includes the Bridging Ceremony for youth entering young adulthood, and browse UU World‘s photos of the event.

Behind the magic curtain! Meet the team behind GA video

Behind the magic curtain! from UU World on Vimeo. This General Assembly I’ve had the pleasure of working with UU World and other UUA staff, and some of the volunteers who make the technology powering GA work. I conclude this our video blog experiment—14 videos over 4 days—with a tip of the hat to the […]

Addictions ministry: Resources for congregations to aid recovery

UUA Addiction Ministry Team from UU World on Vimeo. You may have heard about The Addiction Ministry Handbook published by Skinner House books, but did you know the UUA has an Addiction Ministry Team? Therissa Libby, a member of this team, explains their work and ministry and how to find related resources.

Growth tips from Vero Beach

Growth Tips from Vero Beach, Fla. from UU World on Vimeo. It was hard to miss the team from the Vero Beach, Fla., congregation in their bright pink shirts. In this segment I learned why this growing, entrepreneurial congregation gives away the offering plate and uses a “celebrated speaker series” to cover their mortgage.

‘Two Who Dared’: New film shares UUSC founders’ story

Bringing UUSC founders back to life from UU World on Vimeo. UUSC founders Martha Sharp and the Rev. Waitstill Sharp are being brought to back to life to tell their story via archival photos and audio and video footage. In the new film Two Who Dared, audio recordings of the Sharps are used to narrate. […]

‘Virtual volunteers’: Team supports off-site delegates

UUA General Assembly Offsite Delegates from UU World on Vimeo. At this General Assembly the UUA is experimenting with delegates participating off-site. In this segment UUA Moderator Gini Courter introduces us to some of the “virtual volunteers” who are helping to make this possible.

A ‘rainbow board’: Invitation to UUA leadership

UUA Leadership Opportunities from UU World on Vimeo. In this segment I spoke to John Hawkins, UUA trustee from the Metro NY District, about Unitarian Universalist Association leadership opportunities and the UUA’s “Rainbow Board” initiative. Learn more on the UUA website uua.org/​aboutus/​governance/​committees/​

Talking about bricks and mortar

In the 21st century, what’s a congregation? A gathering of people in a brick and mortar building? What about communities that gather using online communication tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype? And what about the virtual world of Second Life? This afternoon I attended a UUA Board-hosted conversation on redefining congregations in our Association’s by-laws. […]

What’s the exhibit hall like?

Behold the GA Exhibit Hall! from UU World on Vimeo. We’ve had some requests for a segment about the General Assembly exhibit hall. Hard to conceptualize if you haven’t been to GA before. This quick video will give you a taste!

Coffee with Rev. Don

Coffee with Rev. Don from UU World on Vimeo. This morning I had a cup of coffee with the Rev. Donald E. Robinson of the Beacon House Community Ministry in Washington, D.C. Beacon House has been partnering with area Unitarian Universalist congregations for over 20 years to enrich the lives of local youth with phenomenal […]

Fellowship of Fools: Blessing GA with bubbles, paper flowers

Fellowship of Fools UU from UU World on Vimeo. Meet members of the Fellowship of Fools Unitarian Universalist, who encourage their form of worship to “erupt anywhere.” Their “congregation without walls” includes Fools from many places, but is rooted in San Franscisco’s Tenderloin with the Faithful Fools Street Ministry. (UU World covered the Faithful Fools […]

What’s with all the ribbons?

People attending the UUA’s General Assembly conference go crazy for ribbons to attach to their nametags! But what are they? I found some ribbon experts from the UUA to explain . . . What’s with all the ribbons? from UU World on Vimeo.

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