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  • 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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