Monthly call helps UU campus ministries connect

All those involved in UU campus ministries are invited to participate in a monthly campus ministry community call at 9 p.m. Eastern on the first Sunday of every month. The next call will be December 2.

The call is facilitated by Kayla Parker, the UUA’s campus ministry associate. She notes, “Whether you have been doing this work for years, have just begun, or are overwhelmed by the idea of beginning, we welcome you. We are student leaders, lay leaders, and religious professionals and all others involved in UU campus ministry.”

Parker said nine campus programs were represented on the November call. Each call has a specific topic and includes time for questions from participants. Information on accessing the call can be found on the UUA’s youth and young adult ministries blog, Blue Boat, and on the Young Adult Campus Ministry email list.

 

Congregationally focused articles, May to October 2011

InterConnections is not the only source of useful information for lay leaders. Check out uuworld.org for articles about UUA changes and congregational activities. Here are some recent ones:

  • Congregants at the UU Church of Berkeley, Calif., created a “Tree of Life” mosaic using broken jewelry, pottery, keys and other items that had meaning to them. The artwork was an exercise in community and creativity. (10.24.11)
  • First Unitarian Church of Rochester, N.Y., created a rap video for its fall homecoming weekend using the talents of members. The video not only captivated the congregation, but went viral, showing up in many other places online. (10.10.11)
  • The GA 2012 Planning Committee and others met in September and began to firm up plans for the “Justice GA” in Phoenix next June. (9.26.11)
  • An article on campus ministries describes how many campus-based UU communities are connecting with spiritual seekers. (9.19.11)
  • Some UU congregations are creating time banks to build community and save money. (5.23.11)
  • Congregations participating in the UUA’s Leap of Faith program learn from each other. (5.16.11)
  • First Unitarian Church of Providence, R.I., spreads its message using cable TV, and bus shelter and magazine ads. (5.9.11)