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The CONjUUring: A Halloweeny Fall Youth Conference

October 9-11, 2015. 7 pm Friday to 9 am Sunday morning. UU Congregation of the Grand Valley, Grand Junction, CO Youth “Cons” are amazing district events offered yearly to 9-12th graders, where youth and adults come together to explore Unitarian Universalism more deeply, to grow and foster Beloved Community, and to have fun! This year’s Fall Con’s theme is The CONjUUring, wherein the participants will examine the offerings of our familial and UU ancestors and celebrate the spookiness of the Halloween holiday. Workshops on costume creation,…

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Quuest Camps are looking for a Camp Director

The Camp Program Director works with UUA staff, QUUest staff and counselors to develop a week long immersion program focusing on QUUest’s four pillars. This is a management position which requires extensive program development, relationship building and decision making. QUUest Camp Program Director Job Description Camp Vision QUUest camp is a residential opportunity for high school UU campers, jr./sr. counselors and staff to articulate their faith, develop spiritual maturity and build lasting relationships. Four pillars for QUUest Camp programming:   articulating beliefs grounded in UU theology…

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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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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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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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UU Church of Ogden Designated Breakthrough Congregation

Mountain Desert District congregations are busting out all over: the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, Utah, has also been designated a Breakthrough Congregation by the UUA for 2014. Click the right and left arrows on the image above for more pictures! From the UU World: Look around the sanctuary on a Sunday morning at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, Utah, and you’ll see children of all ages sitting with their parents. If you weren’t paying attention, you might have missed that they weren’t sung…

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UU Boulder Designated a Breakthrough Congregation

Congratulations to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, CO, which is recognized as a 2014 Breakthrough Congregation by the UUA! You can click the forward and back arrows on the image above to see more great pictures. From the UU World: Today when you walk up the sunny pathway to the church on a Sunday morning, you’re met with radical hospitality, as two smiling congregants—one is from the rapidly growing young adult group—greet everyone before they reach the front door. Inside the sanctuary, built in…

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Front Range Staff Development Day

I am delighted to welcome Jan Gartner and Alicia Forde, from the UUA office of professional development. They are the dynamic duo for professional development in our Unitarian Universalist tradition. I know it will be helpful to have voices from a wider perspective to inform conversations. I hope you will bring your full staff team to this day long opportunity for learning, conversation and team building. The focus will be on developing strong program staff teams. Understanding the worship, pastoral, prophetic, education and outreach aspects…

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Chalice Lighters 2014: Durango

I am delighted to ask for your Chalice Lighter support for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango (CO). After a few years of careful planning and the completion of a comprehensive “To Do” list improving their building and other part time staff positions they are prepared to support professional ministry for the first time. The congregation has hired the Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris as their first ministerial partner. Please join them in celebrating this important step in their congregational history. The congregation has a responsible financial…

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MDD At General Assembly!

Video by artists at The Sanctuaries in Washington, D.C. This week marks the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly of Congregations, held in Providence, RI. Read all about it here! The theme for General Assembly 2014 is Love Reaches Out. Religious life in America is changing dramatically and rapidly. Fewer people are identifying with specific denominations and most mainline religions are losing members in droves. People now find many outlets and places of engagement for their spiritual lives. Current studies of faith in America show that…

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