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Love Resists Campaign

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) have launched a joint campaign to protect both the values of our democracy and the humanity and rights of individuals and communities most at risk. In the wake of the 2016 election and President Trump’s “law and order” agenda to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, Unitarian Universalists across the country came together in search of a meaningful way to respond. Based on conversations with communities and partners, including those most likely to be criminalized because of their identities, the UUA and the UUSC have launched a joint campaign to protect both the values of our democracy and the … Continued

First Unitarian Society of Denver offers sanctuary…

Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented immigrant who has lived in the U.S. for 20 years, is under a deportation order and was supposed to check in with authorities on February 15. Instead, the mother of four and immigration activist is seeking sanctuary in the basement of First Unitarian Society of Denver. Because the church has made a practice of publicly announcing to ICE its intentions to host an undocumented immigrant, Rev. Mike Morran said he was told by a consulting lawyer that the church is not acting against the law. Full story & video»

Common Read 2016 / 17

A Common Read invites participants to read and discuss the same book in a given period of time. A Common Read can build community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations. Each year’s Common Read is chosen by a committee including both headquarters and field staff of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Anyone may nominate a book. Copies of this years selection: The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Hate by The Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Beacon, 2016), is available at the Social Justice Corner … Continued

New UUA, UUSC Action Campaign…

Watch UUSC President & CEO Tom Andrews’ message about the Declaration of Conscience and consider adding your name to the over 10,000 who have already signed on!

FAITHIFY Crowdfunding

FAITHIFY is proud to announce their newly redesigned website! Since June 2014, FAITHIFY users have pledged over $775,000 to UU ministries. FAITHIFY connects thousands of funding partners across the country and the world to projects based in UU values: social justice, service trips, disaster and pastoral response, speakers and travel for events, building projects, and more! The new website reflects our community’s needs with expanded capabilities for funding, sharing, and interaction. Start exploring! Connect with current campaigns. Discover tools to help start, fund, and run campaigns more effectively. Stay current with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds for information about crowdfunding and updates on successful projects funded using FAITHIFY.

Declaration of Conscience

An invitation from Rev. Peter Morales, UUA and Tom Andrews, UUSC: Declaration of Conscience» Watch UUSC President & CEO Tom Andrews’ message» about the Declaration of Conscience and consider adding your name to the over 10,000 who have already signed on!

Thrive! Sets 2017 Goals…

As an Interfaith Partner of Thrive!, UUFD joins Christ the King and Durango Friends in supporting the vision of La Plata County being a place where all workers are paid a living wage, enabling individuals, families, and the community to thrive. Eighty-eight employers have joined the Thrive! Employer Recognition Program (TERP) and Thrive! has set a goal of recognizing an additional 50 employers in 2017. Here’s a list of our local Thrive!-recognized employers»

FROLIC Funds Distributed

On behalf of our congregation, Teresa Jordan presented a check to Laura McKinney, President Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County. The money (nearly $2,000) was that portion of this year’s FROLIC funds dedicated to local housing issues. Habitat La Plata County executive director, Rachel Taylor-Saghie, said 19 homes have been built locally since 2008 and 14 more homes are planned for the Bayfield area. Approximately 7,000 hours of volunteer construction labor are required for each new home. Volunteers are always welcome (check out the Habitat Hammers Club) and donations made at habitatlaplata.org will be restricted for use in our local community.

Allison Andersen exhibits in Bowman Hall

Monoprints by Allison will be exhibited in Bowman Hall throughout November and December. Inspired by patterns in nature and all things found, Allison Andersen creates abstract and atmospheric monoprints.