With all of the changes and complications arising in the ways our Unitarian Universalist communities can gather together during the COVID 19 pandemic, many of us feel frozen in place, ambivalent, or uncertain about how to live into our faith today. And yet we have signposts, as Rev. Tania Yadira Márquez writes in Call from the Past, Present, and Future, “The voices of those who will be, call us; a reminder of who we need to be. In the weaving of our story to the web of life, we must remember that we must not cut the strings, for there are others coming after us.” In this newsletter, we offer some opportunities to lean into your UU faith and engage safely and meaningfully with other UUs.
With you on the journey,
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Sharing a kind word with the Unitarian Universalist leaders dedicated to serving your congregation in these unprecedented and difficult times can be so meaningful. This brief video from UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray on Clergy Appreciation Day will inspire you.
One month ago, Side With Love launched its Action Center to support those working to build organizing capacity and power in our Unitarian Universalist community. Visit the Action Center, download the guide, and sign up to get involved today. Urgent action is needed to support the Freedom To Vote Act in November; get resources for your congregation to host an event in your community to protect voting rights.
We are excited to invite lay leaders, religious professionals, adults, youth, members of congregations, and anyone else who is interested, to join UUA staff in an exploration of interdependence in UU theology and practice. “Compass: Navigating the Paths of Liberation Together” is an online conference offering fellowship, faith development, and a special musical guest, to be held on December 11 and 12.
From now until November 30, UU Ministry for Earth is offering a final opportunity for congregations to view the powerful documentary, “The Condor and the Eagle” and support Indigenous-led organizing for climate justice. Learn more about this award-winning film and get resources for group viewing for congregations.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) in September, a short comic strip created by UUA staff really got people talking on our Facebook page. Check out the post, it highlights that masks are still an essential way that each of us can show up for one another and support the health and wellbeing of our congregations and families.