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Clara Barton Mass Bay UU Congregations


“Renewing Our Commitment to Multicultural Ministries”

Saturday, May 18, 9am-4pm

First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Northborough, MA

GRACE (Growing Racial and Cultural Equity) will host this annual event. “Through worship, story-telling and congregational sharings, explore together what supports and what impedes congregational growth toward authentic partnership with and inclusion of people from diverse racial and cultural groups.” Contact Rev. Pawelek. Carpooling available. More info here.

June 20-24: Important news about the 51st  UUA General Assembly being held this year in Phoenix, AZ from June 20 to June 24.  Registration opened on March 1st! For a complete schedule ctrl/click on 2012 Schedule and here for much more information  Last year the UUA experimented with several individuals as “virtual” delegates and this year they are expanding it to anyone interested in being a delegate that cannot physically be at G.A. Off-site delegates will be able to watch live streaming video of Plenary Sessions, listen and vote in business mini-assemblies, and speak and vote in plenary sessions. Votes cast by off-site delegates in plenaries will be counted and included in all official tallies. If you are interested in representing UUS:E as an on-site or off-site delegate, please contact Donna Johnson for more information and delegate materials. Based on the size of our congregation, UUS:E is eligible to have up to six member delegates!

February 1 – A children’s religious education curriculum on immigration justice will be available by February 1 from the UUA’s Ministries and Faith Development staff group. Gail Forsyth-Vail, Adult Programs director for the UUA, says the curriculum is tentatively titled “With Justice for All.” Information could be available as soon as mid-January on Forsyth-Vail’s blog, Cooking Together, Recipes for Immigration Justice Work. The curriculum is a part of the resources the UUA is developing for the 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix in June.

UUA available resources:

Skinner House Books, a Unitarian Universalist Association imprint that publishes titles on UU history, theology, biography, and worship, has a variety of free resources online. These include discussion questions, small group ministry plans, webinars, videos, related articles, and author interviews—all designed to help congregational leaders deepen their congregation’s engagement.