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#602 Announcing: UU Lay Chaplain Denominational Endorsement by UUSCM. On-Demand Webinar
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UUSCM offers UU Chaplains a second path to become Board Certified, often a requirement for Chaplain employment. This was requested by the UUA, received a UUFP startup grant and has been desired by UU Lay Chaplains for decades. Come learn how UUSCM is widening the road to UU paid ministry.
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#672 What Is Community Ministry? On-Demand Webinar
From military chaplaincy to nonprofit administration, arts activism to spiritual direction, community ministry is a diverse, vibrant and fast-growing field that includes ordained ministers and lay leaders. Come learn about UU community ministries, how they serve in relationship to churches and communities -- and envision your own!
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#305 Collaborative Covenant Writing for Community Ministers and Congregations. Live Workshop
What an inspiration it is to be in covenant with one another!
With a focus on developing a Community of Communities, UUSCM presents a workshop offering the framework for the co-creation of a covenant between a Community Minister, the Senior Minister, and the Congregation that they serve.
Join us for this 90 minute program with time for conversation and connection.
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Resources and References from Our Networking Events
Lots of wonderful links to resources were posted in the chat box during our networking events. If you couldn't save the chats or missed some of the references, here is a quick list!
Nikki Hunt: Central East Region Commissioned Lay Ministry Program
Ben Gabel: online PDF of Congregational Polity: A Historical Survey of Unitarian and Universalist Practice (full book, PDF)
EqUUal Access GA 2021 Disability Caucus
Leader Resource 2: James Luther Adams "Five Smooth Stones of Religious Liberalism"
Rev. Marcus Fogliano: UUA 1961 Constitution and Bylaws (read online)
Gregory Boyd: Article II Resources (Google Doc)
Rev. Marcus Fogliano: UUA, "Charge to the Article II Study Commission"
Rev. Marcus Fogliano: UUA, "About Article II: The Principles and Purposes of the UUA"
Rev. Nica: "Unitarian Universalist Association Bylaws and Rules as amended through July 1, 2018"
Adrienne Y: "The free church in a changing world : interim report by the commissions to the churches and fellowships of the Unitarian Universalist Association." HathiTrust digital library record
Sally G: Sustainable America, "BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT MAY BE ILLEGAL TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD"
Nikki Hunt: YouTube movie, "No Impact Man" (2009) (full movie)
Sally G: Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund "Raw Milk Nation - Interactive Map"
Terra Collier Young: LibriVox, free public domain audiobooks
Albert Kueffner: "Circle 'Round: Four Indigenous Practices for Achieving Flow with God, Mother Nature, and their Children"
Inanna Arthen: "The Black UU Survival Guide" by Rev. Xolani Kacela, Ph.D
Lincoln Statler: BCCi Certification for chaplaincy
Lincoln Statler: BCCI, "Common Qualifications and Competencies for Professional Chaplains"
Ahmie Yeung: human-read audiobooks resource
Ahmie Yeung: accessible ebooks resource
Resources mentioned without links:
The Relational Pulpit: Closing the Gap Between Preacher and Pew, by Scott W. Alexander
Lost Connections: Why You're Depressed and How to Find Hope, by Johann Hari
The Free Church In A Changing World by Dana McLean Greeley, for The Commissions to the Churches and Fellowships of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1963
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