UUA headquarters a hot property, and other UUs in the Media

Beacon Hill buildings get interest from buyers

The UUA headquarters buildings, currently for sale as the institution prepares for a move to the Seaport District of Boston, are a hot property according to real estate experts. An article said that more than 90 buyers have expressed interest since the buildings went on the market earlier this week. (Boston Herald – 9.13.13)

See UU World‘s coverage of 25 Beacon St. here.

UUA President speaks out on Syria, church opposes hate speech

UUA President Peter Morales’ statement on the situation in Syria was included in a roundup of religious leaders’ positions. (Huffington Post – 9.11.13)

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman (Mont.) was featured, as was its minister, the Rev. Nina Grey, for their work in opposing Westboro Baptist Church’s protest in their city. (Bozeman Daily Chronicle – 9.9.13)

Massachusetts churches renovating, and more

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, Mass., joined a growing number of UU congregations to install solar panels on the roof, a move church leaders say will mean the congregation will produce almost all of its own electricity. (Wicked Local Arlington – 9.13.13)

First Parish Church of Stow and Acton spent almost $1.3 million to renovate their historic 1892 organ. (Wicked Local Maynard – 9.11.13)

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland is hosting a forum on understanding Islam in response to a planned burning of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, by a nearby group. (The (Lakeland, Fl.) Ledger – 9.9.13)

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, Mass., is hosting a children’s drum circle with renowned drummer Otha Day. (Wicked Local Reading – 9.13.13)