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Become involved with a project that has caught your passion: whether it's Green Sanctuary, Gift-Based Ministry, as a worship associate, leading a covenant group, or something entirely different, your congregation needs your involvement in order to benefit from your unique talents and gifts!

Become a religious educator. Whether you are working with children, youth, young adults, or adults, this work can be deeply fulfilling and fun!

Offer to become a lay leader in your congregation. Talk to your nominating committee. If your congregation's in search for new professional leadership, think about whether you might contribute in new and exciting ways to that venture.

Witness your faith in the company of others, on behalf of your congregation. Seek out connections with other religious groups who share similar values. Help carry the message -- beyond your congregation -- that makes clear Unitarian Universalism's values and voice in this challenging world.

Become a delegate to your UUA District's meetings. You'll learn new skills, develop a sense of Unitarian Universalism that extends beyond your own congregation, and help nurture the vitality of our faith in your district.

Don't wait to be asked: contact your congregation's Nominating Committee and tell them you're willing to serve. They'll be glad to hear from you!

- from the UUA

Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center

https://www.murraygrove.org/

Murray Grove Coming of Age Retreat: March 16-18

This Coming of Age Enrichment Program is designed to enhance, deepen and enrich the Coming of Age experiences youth from Unitarian Universalist congregations will receive. The focus of this weekend is development of credo statements. Experienced DREs Meagan Henry and Tracy Breneman created the program, based upon an educational philosophy of group and participatory learning and upon a philosophy of collaboration. The end result of this effort was to produce a curriculum that Murray Grove pioneered and now can be used by clusters of congregations throughout Unitarian Universalist districts and regions.

The overarching goal is to help our young people grow and develop in their Unitarian Universalist faith. There will be specifically Universalist elements in it, drawing upon the rich heritage of Murray Grove, its founding and the history of Universalism over time. It enables many congregations’ youth to benefit from the expertise, wisdom and experience of experts, expanding the capacity of each congregation. The philosophy draws upon our belief that we are one in community and are more deeply enriched by engagement with others than in going alone.

Visit https://www.murraygrove.org/coming-of-age-retreat-2016 for more information.

250th Anniversary for Murray Grove

Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center is planning the 250th Anniversary celebration of the first Universalist sermon in Colonial America. John Murray conducted a religious service back on Sept. 29, 1770 in the small chapel that Thomas Potter had built on his land. As the Trustees of the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention (TPUC) representative to the planning committee, Fern C. was asked to give a brief report at the October 2017 Annual Meeting.

You may read her report here. We have our own 200th Anniversary in the same year, 2020, and it seems that we may find opportunities to connect the two celebrations in some meaningful ways.