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  • A Tradition of Covenant The Promise of Covenant – We are a “People of Promise” This promise to enter into relationship with each other carries with it the capacity to inspire, provide mutual support, pool our wisdom and enter into accountability. All with potential to encourage our journeys to become our best selves and ...
  • Is It OK to Not Go to Church? By Asha Philar Youth and Young Adult Ministry Development I grew up Unitarian and genuinely loved going to Sunday school. As a teenager, I loved youth group even more. Church was a BIG part of my life growing up, and I am so much the better for it. So it came as a surprise to me and most other ...
  • Many Hats By Sarah Mae Baxter Staff Support Over the past few years I have accumulated a number of new UU hats to add to my colourful collection. Depending on the day and the situation, my role within any given UU circle will vary. On Sundays I take out my RE volunteer sunhat. Volunteering as a leader in the ...
  • Positive Power Potential of our CUC circles! By Joan Carolyn Congregational Development (BC & Western regions) Greetings to you from somewhere in the middle of Alberta! As someone with just shy of five months on the job with the CUC, I feel privileged to find myself on a steep learning curve regarding the vast network of member congregations and fellowships. As a newcomer to ...
  • UUs and Social Responsibility: It’s Who We Are By April Hope Social Responsibility Coordinator I’ve learned a thing or two since I started working for the CUC, but it seems like the more I learn, the less I know. Excited and naïve, I was thrilled to be offered the position of Social Responsibility Coordinator. I thought to myself, “How hard could a position be that ...
  • The Sacred Oops and Ouch: What UU Youth Have Taught Me About Covenant Ariel Hunt-Brondwin Youth and Young Adult Ministry Development Over the past 4 years, through my work with youth and young adults, I’ve been part of many a covenant making session and along the way I’ve learned some really useful, although perhaps unlikely, phrases: ‘Respect Umbrella,’ ‘the Vegas Rule,’ and ‘Oops/Ouch.’ ...
  • Even When My Heart is Broken By Rev. Linda Thomson Congregational Developmental Staff – Central & Eastern Regions I don’t know about you, but when I first became involved, as an adult, in congregational life, I thought, “Well this is going to be easy. Good people, good intentions, good principles; What could go wrong”. It took about 3 seconds into my term as a ...
  • Why I Am UU Growing up in Malaysia, I attended a Methodist church. In Sunday school, I was curious about the world I experienced around me and the dissonance I felt with what was being taught on Sunday mornings. In my childish mind, I had questions like, “If we (Methodists) aren’t supposed to drink, why did Jesus turn the ...

 

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