Continental Zoom Connections
September Saturdays: BIPOC Caucus
Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) invites Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Colour (BIPOC) Unitarian Universalists to participate in our Fall 2020 DRUUMM Regional (virtual) BIPOC Caucuses. These will be held via Zoom on Saturday mornings in September. Please Note: Those outside the regional boundaries listed are explicitly invited to attend whichever dates works best. Please visit the DRUUMM Regional Caucus Registration for dates and times, and to register.
As we face a world on fire and the dehumanizing impact of racism, we need one another more than ever for our own healing and liberation. We are organizing these member-led BIPOC spaces with the intention of deepening our connections with one another, being present to one another’s stories and truth, and fostering systems of care. Meet other BIPOC UUs, experience our faith in new ways, and together help us build a more beloved community. This is our sacred work that makes space for the spirit and shapes our UU faith.
Our hope is that all BIPOC UUs are able to experience a DRUUMM community as part of their faith formation. For White folks, our partners the UU Allies for Racial Equity will be holding caucuses on the same day, and we encourage you to let interested folks know.
Continental DRUUMM Gathering
October 9-11, 2020
DRUUMM will be hosting a general *virtual* gathering for all members on the weekend of October 9-11, 2020. Stay tuned via the DRUUMM Facebook page, www.druumm.org website, or the DRUUMM Beat Newsletter for more information.
Black Lives Matter Roundtable Series
Three online events in Oct, Nov and Dec. Exact dates TBA.
This Fall the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) will be hosting a series of three virtual Roundtables about engaging with the Movement for Black Lives as Canadian Unitarian Universalists. Young adults are specifically invited to attend and share about your experience engaging in anti-racism work personally and/or in your congregations. A free CUC event registration is offered as compensation for Black, Indigenous and other young adults of colour who would like to speak.
Regional/National Fall Gathering
When: November 13-15, 2020
Registration info: coming soon!
Join in for regional conversations on Friday evening, workshops on everything from anti-racism and social justice, to peer pastoral care, online worship for youth and young adults, and leadership and conflict management. At least two workshops will be co-lead by members of the young adult community: Peer Pastoral Care (Liv Gardiner) and Creating Sacred Space Online for Youth and Young Adults (Chloe Hart and Casey Stainsby). We will cap it off with a national Sunday Service.
UU LGBTQ+ Young Adult Meetup
2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 7:00pm
We invite queer Unitarian Universalist (UU) young adults who are looking for a virtual space that is designed for them to join our conversations and community. LGBTQIA+ UU young adults and friends are currently meeting on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.
To join please fill out this UUYA LGBTQ+ Identity Group form and a link will be sent. Your information will also be added to the email list server for announcements.
World Religions Program for Western Canada
Please see this registration form for more details on this unique program being offered to UUs in Western Canada by the Calgary Unitarians and South Fraser Unitarians. Meetings are twice monthly from September through May.
Podcast: Keeping Faith
Keeping Faith is a new podcast by UU young adult Mairin Smit (Hamilton, ON). “Each episode, I talk with millennials about faith, hope and what – from God to Google – they put their trust in, in an uncertain world. And they share the everyday spiritual practices they turn to, to keep them grounded through it all.” (from the Keeping Faith Website: https://www.keepingfaithpod.com/ )
Gathered Here: Check-ins for Young Adults
Gathered Here is a monthly online check-in for Canadian Unitarian Universalist young adults, hosted by the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC).
Join other UU 18-35-year-olds from across Canada for sharing of joys and concerns, deeper check-ins, prayerful reflections, and an opportunity to process current events with a spiritually grounded community. Gathered Here is offered twice a month, usually on Mondays. Click here to learn more about Gathered Here.
Connections by and for Black Unitarian Universalists
Follow the Black Lives of UU (BLUU) Facebook page for information related to Black UUs and our work to expand our role and visibility within Unitarian Universalism.
Soulful Singing with Rev. Wendy Luella Perkins
UU minister Wendy Luella has committed her life to spiritual deepening, community-building and progressive social change. For about ten years she has facilitated meditative singing groups called Soulful Singing around Kingston, ON and across Canada that create spontaneous, joyful circles of song.
Daily Soulful Singing, 8:00-8:30am
- Connect Daily Soulful Singing online via Zoom
- Participate via phone by dialing one of the numbers listed at the top of the page. When prompted, enter Meeting ID # 192 861 308 and password 704436.
Weekly Soulful Singing, Wednesdays, 11:00-12:30pm
Singing from 11-11:50am, followed by 40 minutes of chatting for those who want to connect through conversation.
- Join Weekly Soulful Singing – Wednesdays online via Zoom
- Participate via phone by dialing one of the numbers listed at the top of the page. When prompted, enter Meeting ID # 811 202 230 and password 298083.
Weekly Soulful Singing, Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm
- Join Weekly Soulful Singing – Thursdays online via Zoom
- Participate via phone by dialing one of the numbers listed at the top of the page. When prompted, enter Meeting ID # 293 287 070 and password 491664.
Connections by and for Disabled UUs
EqUUal Access is an organization of Unitarian Universalists living with disabilities, our families, friends, and allies, coming together for a common purpose: to enable the full engagement of people with disabilities in Unitarian Universalist communities and the broader society. Visit the EqUUal Access Online Connections for Disabled UUs page each week for Zoom links.
Weekly Theme Chat
Tuesdays @ 2:00 Ppm
Drop in to the EqUUal Access virtual space to connect and chat.
With facilitator, Rev. Suzanne Fast
OASIS – a spiritual gathering for disabled UUs
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
Craft & Chat
Friday 9/11 @ 12:00 pm
Bring a project you’re working on and we’ll chat about this week’s theme.