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UUA President Meets Common Read Authors

A recent Facebook post by Rev. Susan Fredrick-Gray: What a gift it was to be with Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen today, authors of Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want. This is one of our UUA Common Reads this year. Frances and Adam shared some of the stories and messages in and behind their new book including this one that spoke to me of both what is needed and what I myself have come to know: “In this moment of extreme threat, we come to see that the opposite of evil is no longer goodness. It is courage. Goodness without action isn’t good … Continued

Recital Series Tickets Now Available Online

Tickets for the 2017-2018 UUFD Recital Series can now be purchased online. The first performance, Friday, October 13th, 7:00 pm, features Brandon Christensen, violin, assisted by Marilyn Garst, piano. Both season and individual performance tickets are available here»

Board Approves 5-Year Strategic Plan

The newly approved strategic plan, a culmination of many months of work, is based on the Strategic Summit process held last spring and the work of the subsequent action planning groups. The goals, objectives and tasks outlined in this plan will help define, shape, focus and prioritize the next five years of UUFD’s congregational life. Copies of the Strategic Plan 2017-2022 are available in Bowman Hall. Read the full document here»

Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund

The UUA has established a Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund to assist congregations in repairing damage and to respond to the needs of their members’ and their community’s efforts to get back on its feet. UUA staff is working closely with leaders in the Association’s Southern Region, to ascertain where the need is greatest and distribute funds efficiently. More information»

UUA/UUSC Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has joined with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a recovery and relief fund. We’re holding all of those affected in our hearts and prayers and we are in touch with local Unitarian Universalists so we can meet needs as they arise. Once the pathways for action become clear, we can effectively support the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Texas in the months to come. Details and donation/volunteer form»

UUA President Condemns Directive Banning Transgender People from Military Service

UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s directive banning transgender people from entering the military: I condemn in the strongest terms President Trump’s immoral directive banning transgender people from entering the military and revoking health care support for those currently serving. Unitarian Universalists unequivocally support the full humanity of people across the spectrum of gender and sexuality, including the right of transgender people to serve in the military. This is yet another attack from this administration on the humanity, dignity, and fundamental rights of people in this country. Even more disturbing, this attack targets those who have committed their lives to faithful service. … Continued

Love Showed Up in Charlottesville

 “…We came to Charlottesville to bear peaceful witness but were met with hate and racist violence. My heart has been broken and I am deeply troubled by what is happening in this community and across this country…” Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray More»

Nominate Share the Plate Recipients, 2017 / 18

Through our Share the Plate collections on the first Sunday of each month, we contribute to the resources of worthy organizations doing social justice work in the Four Corners area.  If you would like to nominate a worthwhile organization to be considered as a recipient in the next cycle (October-September), click here» to fill out a nomination form online. Nominations are due by August 31. For questions, contact Bonnie Miller at yjmiller2@gmail.com.

Unitarian Universalist Common Read 2017-18

The UUA Common Read Selection Committee has chosen two books for this year’s Common Read: DARING DEMOCRACY: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen, (Beacon Press, September 2017) lifts up the importance of democracy itself. It examines the anti-democracy movement that led to the Trump presidency, then offers a vision and call to action to save the democracy we thought we had and to take our civic life to a place it has never been. CENTERING: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry  A joint project of the Committee for Antiracism, Anti-oppression, and Multiculturalism of the UUMA and Skinner House Books, Centering is … Continued

UUA News Alert

UUA President the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military: Yesterday’s announcement from President Trump that he is barring transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military is an act of blatant discrimination against transgender citizens. As Unitarian Universalists, we denounce President Trump’s claim that allowing transgender persons to serve in the United States military would be a burden and a disruption. We believe that transgender people should be accorded all the rights and responsibilities due every citizen, including the right to serve our country in the military. Today, more than 15,000 transgender Americans … Continued