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by justinethekillerbunny (butithinkiloveu)
at November 7th, 2006 (10:36 pm)

Young Adult News - November 2006 - Issue44

WELCOME

1. Welcome from Leanne Todd, C*UUYAN Conferences Planning Committee
Chair

REMINDERS

2. 1st UUA Conference on Contemporary Worship

3. Register for a Regional Young Adult Anti-Racism Conference!

4. 2006 Young Adult and Campus Ministry Professionals Seminar

EVENTS and
OPPORTUNITIES

5. APPLY for C*UUYAN Staff Conference positions

6. Queer Young Adult Email List

7. Assist a Colleague by taking this survey

8. APPLY to be a Groundwork Anti-Racism trainer

INFORMATION

9. A Very Important Letter from C*UUYAN Leaders

10. A Few Words from the Church of the Larger Fellowship

11. Earn conference scholarships at the YACM
Office


12. Young Adult & Campus Ministry Office Contacts

1. Welcome from Leanne
Todd, C*UUYAN Conferences Planning Committee Chair

As we

move into November, the weather is changing, the leaves are falling and we all
begin to settle into the winter season. I look back on the last few months of
continental events, district conferences and the potlucks and services in my
local congregation and am renewed by all the passion I see people putting into
our faith community. This is traditionally a busy time for those of us
conference planning, with district events just wrapping up and continental
staff selection just around the corner we all buckle down for the many
conference calls to come.

Many of
you who have not had much involvement with the continental community are
probably sitting there wondering what I'm talking about. C *UUYAN (Continental
UU YA Network) sponsors several events throughout the year but we have three
large conferences that fall during the summer months each year: General
Assembly Young Adult Caucus (June 20-24, 2007 in Portland, OR), ConCentric
(August 9-14, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario) and Opus (August 15-19, 2007 also in Toronto,
Ontario) [note the change in conference order for 2007]. They are a great
opportunity for people to get involved with the continental community. There is
more information below on what the themes of the conferences are and how you
can get involved but I would like to share with you how I became involved with
continental events.

In the spring of 2002, I was asked to represent my district, the Pacific

Northwest, at Opus and ConCentric that summer. I was a bit
apprehensive, having just turned 19 and with little involvement so far in my
district young adult community. Opus and ConCentric were held in Blaine, WA that year, so
it was a short three-hour drive for me from my house in Seattle to get to the site. I was in love.
The people, the workshops, the worships and most importantly the one-on-one
connections I forged with those around me left me feeling excited to be a part
of the community. That experience energized me to apply for staff in 2003. I
ended up as the Opus/ConCentric Transportation Coordinator in 2003 and 2004.
>From there I moved into the position of ConCentric Facilitator for the
2004-2006 term and most recently, was elected to the position of CPC Chair this
past August. But it all started with overcoming my fears of being new to the
community and not knowing anyone.

I hope

you all have a wonderful month and I look forward to seeing some new faces in
our leadership applicant pool, as well as familiar ones. Feel free to contact
me with any questions you may have about the application process or the
Conferences Planning Committee in general.

Many

thanks,

Leanne

Todd

C*UUYAN Conferences Planning Committee Chair

uuangel@gmail.com



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2. 1st UUA
Conference on Contemporary Worship

Spiritually Vital and Alive: UUA Conference on Contemporary
Worship

Feb 22-24, 2007 - San Diego,
CA

Ministers,

religious professionals, and young adults of all sorts are invited to attend
the 1st UUA conference on Contemporary Worship.For more information, including
a registration form, visit www.uua.org/ya-cm/resources/Worship/

or contact Michael Tino at mtino@uua.org.


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3. Register for
a Regional Young Adult Anti-Racism Conference!

These

conferences, led by trainers in the Groundwork Program (UU Youth and Young
Adult Anti-Racism Trainer-Organizers), focus on the foundational building
blocks of anti-racism including: the history of race and racism in the U.S.;
racial identity development; developing a common analysis and definitions of
race and racism; and understanding the different types of power. We use
experiential learning as much as possible and focus on community building and
spiritual reflection.

DATES:

LOCATION:

November

10-11 Pittsburgh, PA

January 12-14 Phoenix, AZ

January 12-14 Bethesda, MD

January 19-21 Fort Worth, TX

If you

want to host a Groundwork anti-racism training conference in your school or
congregation like these cool folks are doing, visit our website at: www.uua.org/ya-cm/groundwork


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4. 2006 Young
Adult and Campus Ministry Professionals Seminar

This seminar not only provides intimate connections with others active as staff

(paid or volunteer) but teaches the principles, philosophies, and frameworks of
successful campus/young adult ministry groups and congregational programs.

Seminar

meets via teleconference Tuesdays at 7:30 PM Eastern Time from October 31
through December 5, 2006. For more details and to register, visit http://www.connectuu.com/events.php?action=view&event_id=1018

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5. APPLY for
C*UUYAN Staff Conference positions

Apply for
General Assembly Young Adult Caucus, Opus and ConCentric Staff

Staff
applications and full position descriptions can be found at http://www.uua.org/ya-cm/conferences/ga.html.
Unlike in previous years, all GA YA Caucus staff will be receiving paid travel,
registration, and housing for GA, so there's no reason not to apply.

Concentric
2007: August 10-14, 2007 in Toronto,
Ontario

"In the Spirit of Leadership" is an inspirational weekend of
organizational networking, skill building, and faith in action for young adult
leaders and allies on the local, district, and continental levels. Staff
applications and full position descriptions can be found at http://www.uua.org/ya-cm/conferences/concentric.html.

Opus:
"The Circle Game" August 15-19, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario

At OPUS we will explore and honor the cycles, revolutions, and interdependent
connections that are important to our lives, communities, and planet. Staff
applications and full position descriptions can be found at http://www.uua.org/ya-cm/conferences/opus.html.

The GA volunteer application

deadline has been extended to November 5,
2006
and the deadline for ConCentric
and Opus
staff applications is December
15, 2006
.

TO APPLY: Please complete the volunteer application form at http://www.uua.org/ya-cm/youngadults/volunteer/volunteer_application_form.html

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6. Queer Young Adult Email
List

The
Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministry has created a new email list for
queer-identified young adults-as a means of increased communication and
planning for future events of particular interest to queer young adults within
our denomination.

If you'd
like to be subscribed to this list, please send your email address to Nancy
DiGiovanni, Program Associate in the YACM office, at ndigiovanni@uua.org.

For now,
besides this list, I'm also collaborating with the YRUU (Young Religious
Unitarian Universalists) office, Interweave and other queer-identified young
adult leaders to build a stronger young adult and youth presence at Interweave
Convocation, February 9-11 in Atlanta, GA. MARK YOUR CALENDARS and please
contact: Nancy at ndigiovanni@uua.org or the Youth Ministry Associates: Beth
Dana, Laura Manning and Kat Manker-Seale at yruu@uua.org if you'd like to be
involved in planning this event.



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7. Assist a Colleague by
taking this survey

The link
for the survey is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=709832521237.
If you do not immediately get sent to the survey, you may need to copy the
address and paste it into your Internet browser. The survey has about 29
questions, and will probably take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

Thanks so
much, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Lisa
Presley

Doctor of Ministry Candidate

Meadville/Lombard Theological School

presleylisa@earthlink.net



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8. APPLY to be
a Groundwork Anti-Racism trainer

GROUNDWORK

is the Anti-Racism training and organizing program of Unitarian Universalist
youth and young adults.

Applications are now being accepted for the Groundwork training of trainers to
be held from May 24-28th. The next deadline for applications is March 31, 2007. To find out more, click
here: http://www.uua.org/ya-cm/Groundwork/

Questions?
Email Laurel Albina at: lalbina@uua.org or Nancy DiGiovanni at:
ndigiovanni@uua.org.


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9. A Very
Important Letter from C*UUYAN Leaders


You can
read this letter here
on the C*UUYAN website.
(PDF)


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10. A Few Words from the
Church of the Larger Fellowship

Did you

know that the CLF writes a monthly publication titled Quest? Each issue of
Quest offers readings, meditations, sermons, resources and more. You may find
helpful materials from the Quest archives.

Go to: http://www.clfuu.org/quest and happy

searching!

For more

information about the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) or Church of the
Younger Fellowship (CYF), go to http://www.clfuu.org
or

http://uucyf.org, respectively.

The CLF offers UU gifts for friends & family. The Church of the Larger
Fellowship (CLF) sells several styles of chalice jewelry for all genders and
all ages. CLF also offers colorful UU-themed note cards, UU luggage straps,
Gift of Quest, and UU Posters for all occasions. All proceeds from the sale of
our chalice themed jewelry, note cards and other gifts support the many
ministries of the Church of the Larger Fellowship.

Shop at www.clfuu.org/catalog or to reach a

real person, contact The Church of the Larger Fellowship e-mail:
clfshop@clfuu.org 617-948-6150

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11. Earn conference
scholarships at the YACM Office

The Young
Adult and Campus Ministry Office is seeking a few good volunteers who would
like to help us with our work!

In turn
for 35 hours of service on-site in our Boston
office, we'll give you a $150.00 scholarship to your choice of ConCentric,
Opus, or General Assembly. Hours are flexible. Tasks include data entry,
archiving, and preparing mailings.

If
interested, please contact Erik Kesting at ekesting@uua.org or 617-948-6463.

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12. Young Adult &
Campus Ministry Office Contacts

Nancy DiGiovanni
- Young Adult and Campus Ministry Program Associate
(617) 948 4629 ndigiovanni@uua.org

Joseph Santos-Lyons - Director of Campus Ministry & Field Organizing
(877) 270 3302 jsantoslyons@uua.org

Michael Tino - Director of Young Adult and Campus Ministry
(919) 401 9944 mtino@uua.org

Erik Kesting - Young Adult and Campus Ministry Assistant
(617) 948 6463 ekesting@uua.org

www.uua.org/yacm

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