Raising awareness of homelessness, and other UUs in the media

UUs work to raise awareness of homelessness

Beginning in late April, the Woodinville, Wash., UU Church will host the homeless encampment Tent City 4 for 90 days. (CBS Local – 4.9.12)

Tawnya Safer reflects on participating in the Spectrum Sleep Out, where she and 44 others slept outside of the First UU Society of Burlington, Vt., to raise awareness of youth homelessness. (Burlington Free Press – 4.11.12)

Pet ministry, reflections on aging, and more

The Rev. Eliza Blanchard, a UU minister who specializes in pet ministry, led a workshop for animal caregivers. (Boston.com – 4.8.12)

The names of 3,700 people who died during Northern Ireland’s conflict were read aloud in the Dublin Unitarian Church on the 14th anniversary of the peace agreement. (Daily Herald – 4.6.12)

At 64, UU Morris Goodman reflects on aging. (Dearborn Press and Guide – 4.9.12)

The Bismarck-Mandan UU Fellowship in North Dakota is exploring the possibility of becoming a Green Sanctuary. (Bismarck Tribune – 4.6.12)

The Unitarian Church of Staten Island, N.Y., celebrated Easter and Passover in one service. (SILive.com – 4.7.12)

On Easter Sunday, the Rev. Lyn Cameron, of the UU Church of Idaho Falls, Idaho, urged her congregations to “listen to your own inner voice.” (LocalNews8.com – 4.8.12)

UU ministers throughout Massachusetts urged people to speak out against the state’s “three strikes” bill, which would eliminate parole for three-time violent felons. (Milford Daily News – 4.8.12)

An article about a local shooting rampage that left three people dead includes a photo of the Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, of All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Okla., participating in a remembrance service for the victims. (The Ledger – 4.8.12)

A Unitarian cemetery, founded in 1991 in Macomb, Ill., received a new sign. (McDonough Voice – 4.9.12)