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Printable Community Flyers

Today we are offering up a couple of versions of flyer we have created to share with your community. They mimic the classic “take a number” flyers so popular in coffee shops, book stores, and campuses. We encourage you to put your website or Facebook address on the back, so that people actually taking a […]

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We know a church has to grow to survive and thrive. But this is actually the side benefit of fulfilling our purpose which is to increase love and justice in the world.

Growing Unitarian Universalism?

Every congregation talks about growth. There are Facebook groups, websites, blogs, and even offices in the UUA devoted to the topic. Growth is important to the health of a congregation and of a religious movement. If we aren’t growing, at least a little, then we will fade beyond obscurity and into irrelevance. The thing that […]

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"I love being part of a covenantal community. We make promises of how to interact with each other and the world and if we happen to break those promises we haven't sinned and we aren't going to hell, but instead there are people there to forgive us, help us right our wrongs, and continue on the path of love and acceptance" ~ Erin McGee, Unitarian Universalist

What is a “Unitarian Universalist”?

On our Facebook page we have started every day this week with some quote that tries to explain what is great, what is different, and what is compelling about Unitarian Universalism. We’ve seen some mixed reactions to these posts, but they do give people some help in forming their personal answer, which is always going […]

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Looking Back on Young Adulthood

I was born at the tail end of Generation X. This weekend, I age out of the UUA’s “Young Adult” designation.¬†I have had a long, strange trip from “pagan looking for community” to “born-again UU evangelist” over the 16 years that I’ve been familiar with the fellowship where my soon-to-be wife and I are about […]

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Eighth Principle: Learning From Our Past to Prepare For Our Future

So my Mid-Hi students at First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque are leading our delegation to the local Pride Parade in May. It is a challenging endeavor for them, as they range from sixth-to-eighth-graders- which can be a giant gap as far as maturity and¬†leadership qualities are concerned. As part of this project, they decided to […]

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Unitarian Universalist Evangelism: Sharing, not shoving.

Every so often the I Am UU team gets some push-back about our use of the word “Evangelism.” It has developed a bad connotation for a lot of people who think of “Evangelize” as synonymous with “Proselytize.” The words are related, but prosthelization is about trying to convince someone and convert them to your way […]

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