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Sybols from "Star Trek", "Star Wars", "Battlestar Galactica", and "Firefly" around a flaming chalice.

Unitarian Universalism: A Religion of Nerds?

“So, there‚Äôs going to be a thing in your life that you love… The way you love that, and the way that you find other people who love it the way you do, is what makes being a nerd awesome… The defining characteristic that ties all together is that we love things.” ~ Wil Wheaton, […]

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Community, Trust, and Investment

The I Am UU page has been running for 5 years. In that time, it has gone from being a small community of UU Evangelists to a huge community (in UU terms) of people who want to better understand what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist and how to communicate that better to the […]

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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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Goals and Resolutions: Plans for 2015

The following are resolutions for the I Am UU project for the year 2015. They will be broken down into 3 categories: Goals (concrete things we have some control over and expect to make happen), Aspirations (ongoing things we have some control over and hope to change), and Hopes (things we don’t really have control […]

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Facebook Reach and UU Themed Pages: We need you!

For those who didn’t realize, Facebook makes choices for you, based on your behavior on the site. Rather on anything you intentionally tell them, they go by what you click on. The goal for them is to make sure that the things you see are things that you interact with, in order to try to […]

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SWC: UU-?

Our prompt this week comes from Mariah Sheehy, a.k.a. Caelesti: I think being [Uintarian Uinviersalist] means something a little different to each individual & congregation. Part of this is due to all the different paths we follow. I’m a polytheist- sometimes I debate how well that fits in w/ a UU context, but I’m working […]

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When Faith is Unsatisfying

I always had questions about religion, even as a young girl, which no one could answer and I was just told to have faith. That seemed empty, even as a child. I believe in something bigger than me because of my life experiences, but I can’t implore others to believe based on those experiences. I […]

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Entering Into Sacred Space

There seems to be some fear in Unitarian Universalism, regarding the whole idea of church. I get it. I really do. A lot of us are walking wounded from the whole church thing, even those of us who grew up within the faith. There’s some association between the idea of hymns and sermons and prayers […]

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Esther Day: Saying “I Love You”

Today is the 4th observance of a holiday that was born on the internet when an inspiring young woman passed away, and her friends promised to honor her memory. Esther Earl asked that she be remembered on her birthday every year by people saying “I love you”, not in a romantic way, but to the […]

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Saying you love someone is a good thing. ~Esther Earl

Esther Day: Love out Loud

It is not a secret to anyone who knows of the I Am UU project AND the brothers John and Hank Green that the guy in charge of I Am UU, namely me, is a Nerdfighter. In short, Nerdfighters are fans of the work the Greens do through their art, their Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, and […]

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