UUA Monthly Bulletin for Congregations


Did you know that the UUA compiles a monthly packet of announcements for congregations to use in their newsletters?  You can find these announcements at the link below.  A leader in my district had trouble finding it online and thought it had been discontinued.   Its still there, and here:

http://www.uua.org/leaders/announcements/congregationalmonthly/

Here is the May bulletin in its entirety. The next batch will come at the end of this month.


Dear Friends,

On behalf of the staff here at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), I hope this letter finds you well. Please read the following announcements and share the materials listed below with your congregation.

The Eliot & Pickett Houses, the UUA’s bed and breakfast in Boston, is offering a discount for all new reservations made for a minimum three-day stay between May 17, 2010 and September 30, 2010. Discounts apply to new reservations made between April 25, 2010 and September 15, 2010.

The UUA Finance office invites investors in the Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund to join in the quarterly conference call May 11, 2010 from 2pm to 3pm. Congregations considering investment are also invited to take part.

The UUA Youth and Young Adult (YaYA) Ministries office is offering a leadership development conference for youths and young adults of color. The conference will be held at the UUA headquarters in Boston, with travel and housing paid by the YaYA Ministries office. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2010.

The UUA Administration invites you to send us high-quality, high-resolution pictures of your congregation’s activities. This could include pictures of your congregation at worship, engaging in social action, on group trips, making building renovations, and much more! Please send your images via email to uupix @ uua.org.

We hope you enjoy all of the materials offered here.

Warmest Regards,

Rachel Walden
Public Information Assistant/Receptionist
info @ uua.org
(617) 948-4652

Bulletin Materials

The following documents are PDF files.

From the Administration:
An announcement to join Meadville Lombard Theological School this summer for some exciting courses being offered in an intensive format.
—For congregational leaders and newsletter publisher

An invitation to participate in our quarterly conference call for investors in the Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund.
—For treasurers, endowment committees, and finance committees

A flyer requesting that all Unitarian Universalists congregations send their high resolution pictures to the UUA at uupix @ uua.org.
—To post

From Advocacy and Witness:
News with information on employment nondiscrimination, environmental justice, and preparations for General Assembly. 
For social justice chairs

From Beacon Press:
A flyer with a preview of books for General Assembly.
—To post

From the Church of the Larger Fellowship:
A flyer describing online Unitarian Universalist courses – Unitarian Universalism offered 24/7!
—To post

From Data Services:
A notice reminding congregations to use my.UUA.org to update information about its members, leaders, and minister.
—For church presidents, ministers, administrators, and membership chairs

From the Eliot & Pickett Houses:
A flyer announcing rate specials to stay at the Eliot & Pickett Houses between May and September 2010.
—For leaders, religious educators, and to post

From Identity-Based Ministries:
For your reading pleasure: the fourth issue of Catalyst, the newsletter of the office of Racial and Ethnic Concerns.
To post

From the International Resources Office:
A flyer with international news from the UUA.
—For ministers, presidents, and publicity chairs

From Lifespan Faith Development:
A Story for All Ages of the 20th-century Czech minister Norbert Čapek and his gift to us: the spring celebration of Flower Festival or Flower Communion.
—For ministers, religious educators, and leaders

From Skinner House:
A flyer for a new meditation manual: Stone Blessings by Robert Walsh.
–To post

From Stewardship and Development:
An Association Sunday 2010 announcement.
–For ministers and board presidents

planned giving resources order form is available to get free resources for your congregation’s planned giving program.
For planned giving committees and endowment fund committees

A reminder that planned giving inserts are available for congregations to use in newsletters, web pages, or other publications.
For planned giving committees and endowment fund committees, newsletter editors

From Youth and Young Adult Ministries:
A flyer announcing a leadership development conference for youth and young adults of color.
To post

Last updated on Friday, April 30, 2010.

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