A new "Congregations and Beyond Discussion Guide" has just been published at http://www.uua.org/documents/congservices/beyond/discussion_guide.pdf
It gives a framework for congregations to discuss the UUA's set of initiatives, new technologies and congregational stories of new methods of reaching out to spiritual seekers. Please join the conversations on Facebook on the page "Unitarian Universalists Exploring Congregations and Beyond" and post your thoughts!
Starting with the Fall 2012 UU World issue there will be recordings available for online listing or downloading for a selection of articles. See the list at http://www.uua.org/publications/uuworld/audio/220067.shtml
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander is the 2012-13 Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Common Read.Read more...
Two OMD Congregations - UU Church of Akron, OH and the UU Fellowship of Wayne County in Wooster, OH - have been selected as participants in the three year Threshold Congregation program run by the Central East Regional Group (CERG). Read the full article at the CERG website; learn more about the Threshold Congregations program.