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Testimonials about Supporting the UU Movement

It was a dark December in 1999, and we on the Minister Search Committee were stumped. We had some excellent ministerial candidates, but after conducting phone interviews, none seemed quite right for UUSS. We called the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Ministerial Settlement Office in Boston and asked if we could have more candidates. Sure, they’d send another minister’s packet that might just work for us. It came in the mail a few days later, and that’s how we met the Rev. Doug Kraft. — Carrie

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I remember the first time I went to General Assembly.  It was in Phoenix in June, ghastly hot.  But walking into that assembly hall and seeing 3000 Unitarians all working together with the same goals, ideas and values was so moving to me.  Being part of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations makes me realize that UUSS is not out there alone trying to make a difference.  —  Linda

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To work with our youth in Religious Education, I was completely dependent on the excellent materials produced for the “Our Whole Lives” (“OWL”) series to handle sensitive issues in a non-didactic way which facilitated values clarification and development.  In addition to these resources developed at the national level, I attended training provided at the District level.

The breathtakingly-beautiful high alpine environment of deBenneville Pines Camp in the San Gabriel Mountains, one of 30 UU camps around the country, was a wonderful environment for my daughter to have the camaraderie of other children of gays or lesbian parents at “Rainbow Family Camp.”  It was so delightful, we’ve gone twice.  A memory for life is Charlotte exclaiming —  while peeking out the window at dawn – “Daddy, Jorge, it snowed!”   — Ron

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Being with thousands of other UUs at our General Assembly is so empowering.  The range of issues addressed, the opportunities for self-discovery and growth, and friendships started are incredible.  Our movement addresses crucial issues of our day:  civil rights, marriage equality, peace-making, women’s rights, demographic change and equity, and environmental issues, to name a few.  When you trace the impacts UUs make when aspirations are translated into actions at individual congregations, you realize we have an honorable legacy. –- Ron

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Please give generously to support UUSS’s membership in the Unitarian Universalist Association and its Pacific Central District. Checks may be made out to UUSS with a note in the memo line of “UUA/PCD Dues Campaign.”   Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skim through the songs, readings and commentary of a UU hymnal.  It is window into a mosaic of inspiration, inquiry and affirmation. –- Ron Selge

 

Please give generously to support UUSS’s membership in the Unitarian Universalist Association and its Pacific Central District. Checks may be made out to UUSS with a note in the memo line of “UUA/PCD Dues Campaign” and returned in the attached envelope. Thank you!

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