Tag Archives | Outreach

Rehabilitating the UU Half-way House Trope

Unitarian Universalism has a reputation of being the rehabilitation clinic for people who are leaving religion. That is a sad statement on how we view faith. People don’t come to us because they want to leave religion; they come because they want a religion that speaks to a broader world view and inclusion. People aren’t […]

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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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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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A Haven to Share

This week, we offer another personal story, this time from Peggy Richards, who is one of our Patreon supporters (–>) and a big contributor on our Facebook page. This is based on a note she posted to Facebook back in 2009, which she shared on the Facebook page last week. She was gracious enough to […]

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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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Why “I Am UU”

Earlier today, we posted a challenge to our Facebook page for everyone in our community to make a post that starts with “I am a Unitarian Universalist…” and fill in the blank. Obviously, it would have been better promotion on our part if we had asked people to start that with “I Am UU…,” but […]

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It Is Our Actions, Not Our Beliefs, That Are Worthy

CA Smolinski shared this story with us on Facebook, and we thought it was worth featuring. In one of the Natural Foods Co-ops I worked in long ago there was an elderly man, Sam(I think that’s what his name was), who worked there part-time in the grocery dept, and there were days when he would […]

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