Youth group makes $2 count, and other UUs in the media

Using $2 to change the world

Youth group members at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, Mich., each took $2 and set out to improve their communities. Youth used the money on a variety of projects, including donating it to local charities, giving it to strangers to use for other good works, and buying gardening shears to make tree clippings that were given away to make new trees. (Mlive – 7.3.13)

Civil rights, congregational changes, and work in the community

Fifty years after a noted civil rights march through Lincoln, Neb., a story mentions retired UU minister the Rev. Charles Stephens and the Unitarian Church of Lincoln for their roles in the march. (Lincoln Journal Star – 7.8.13)

Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church in Costa Mesa, Calif., opened its doors free of charge for weddings of same-sex couples. Jose Lopez-Mercedes and Steven Fenn, Jr., were married after 10 years as a couple. (Daily Pilot – 7.7.13)

Oak Ridge, Tenn., Unitarian Universalist Church will break ground on its new 4.6-acre home with a ceremony July 14. (Oak Ridge Today – 7.5.13)

First Unitarian Society of Schenectady, N.Y., recently voted to become the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady. (The Daily Gazette – 7.7.2013)

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Va., is moving forward with a plan to have the church building join the National Register of Historic Places after local governments agreed to provide funding for the process. (Sun Gazette – 7.10.13)

The publishing of the Pentagon Papers by Beacon Press and the Unitarian Universalist Association 41 years ago was the subject of a piece comparing that event to the leak of information by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden last month. (truthout – 7.4.13)

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Easton, Md., is working with a local theatre company to host a performance exploring mental health issues. (Star Democrat – 7.9.2013)

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