First Unitarian Denver Seeks Director of Religious Exploration (DRE)

First Unitarian Denver is seeking their next Director of Religious Exploration (DRE).  The individual they seek will come with a working knowledge of Unitarian Universalist Religious Education for youth, experience with children and family ministry, and significant leadership experience in a church setting. Our beloved DRE of the past five years has left to take another position and we recognize the need for an experienced and stable transition.  This position is for one year, with the hope and possibility of a more permanent settlement. A link to…

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Pacific Western Region Announces New Staff

The Pacific Western Region News post says, “It is with great pleasure that we announce the new Pacific Western Regional staff members.  Eric Bliss, Jan Christian, and Jonipher Kūpono Kwong bring us years of experience as Unitarian Universalist religious professionals working in congregations and with programs and projects at the district, regional and national level.  We will benefit from their extensive relationship in PWR and their awareness of our Regional Collaboration commitment.  We are confident that our congregations, elected leaders and staff will appreciate their new perspectives, good…

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Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Seeks Music Director

The Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a liberal religious congregation dedicated to bringing love and reason to life and building a just and compassionate world, seeks a part-time Music Director. The Music Director provides dynamic leadership and oversight to the music ministry of Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (BVUUF). S/he develops, leads and coordinates all elements of the music program, music volunteers, and any future paid music staff. The position offers a flexible weekday schedule and requires active participation in Sunday services, with one Sunday a month off. Candidates…

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Bridging CON 2015

MDD HS Seniors and friends – Join us in Denver, CO, for the 2015 Bridging CON! Where: First Universalist Church of Denver, CO (4101 East Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO 80222) When: April 10-12, 2015 Check-in:  6:00 pm Friday, Check-Out at 9:00 am Sunday. Why: MUUSE – where we reflect on those we admire and where we find inspiration. The CON Planning Team is working on planning a fun and inspirational event. We will begin by living our loving community covenant. Spiritual and creative activities are being planned. We will be engaged…

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Necessity of UU Youth Ministry

Why Unitarian Universalist youth programming is vital and needs your support. Three months ago, I decided to leave my job of eight years to work with Unitarian Universalism youth programming. Friends and family wondered aloud: why leave a stable job with solid benefits and ample resources? In the end, the primary reason impelling this decision: I believe in the possibilities, potential, and necessity of UU youth programming now and moving forward.  I write here today to make the case of why Unitarian Universalist youth programming…

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Brian Tankersley

Introducing MDD’s New CON Coordinator

It is with great pleasure that I write to introduce Brian Tankersley who will be serving as the new Mount Desert District Con Coordinator.  Brian has held a variety of positions working with youth programming, including organizing Cons, or Rallies as they call them in his native SouthWest, as well as serving as Advisor-in-Charge at UU Fellowship of Waco, TX and Adult-at-Large for District YAC in the Southwestern District.  This background will serve Brian well as he will be facilitating the MDD CON Planning Team,…

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Big Faith, No Borders: Realizing the Vision of the Pacific Western Region

        Where are staff and the Mountain Desert District (MDD) board in this process of regional collaboration? What are the next steps to meet the vision for building stronger congregations and a more robust expression of UU in the west? Join Nancy Bowen, PWR regional lead, Victor Ashear, president and Judy Bentley, vice president of the MDD board to hear what is happening with staff and the board as we move toward formalizing regional collaboration in the west. See the recorded webinar here.  

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MDD 2015 Annual Meeting

Big Faith * No Borders Exploring Our Generous Path April 10-12, 2015 Denver, Colorado Mountain Desert District gathers in Denver for a weekend of music, workshops, worship and fellowship. You will want to hear Mark Ewert’s inspiring message on generosity, Judy Fjell providing her wonderful music and Rev. Gretchen Haley preaching on Sunday morning. Join us to learn and celebrate together. HIGHLIGHTS Mark Ewert, author of The Generous Path, is our keynote speaker and a workshop leader. He will be available for 3 congregational appointments on…

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LREDA Chapter Winter Retreat

22nd Annual MDD Liberal Religious Educators Association Chapter Winter Retreat – March 11-13, 2015 Registration is closed for this Event.  Who: Mountain Desert District LREDA Chapter members Join anytime before the retreat, $25 annual membership dues, with $5 supporting our Caring Fund. See the Chapter Page for more details! What: Rest & Rejuvenation with your MDD RE colleagues. We will also conduct our annual business meeting. And have FUN! Professional development presenter info below. When: Wednesday, March 11th, starting at 1pm to Friday, March 13th at…

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King to Chair Ministerial Fellowship Committee

Congratulations to Jesse King, member of Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, CO, who has just been appointed as the chair of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee by the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Board of Trustees. He is the first African American to hold this post. From the UU World: King will take over as chair from the Rev. Wayne Arnason immediately following the UUA General Assembly in Portland, Ore., in June 2015. A founding partner and managing director of Fulcrum Advisors, King consults in the areas of…

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