Remember when your congregation became a Welcoming Congregation? Maybe it was before you started attending... maybe it was so long ago it's hard to remember... maybe it was before you were born!
For most Congregations in Arizona, it was the late 90's or early 2000's. A lot has changed since then. That's why since 2019, the UUA is requiring congregations to renew their Welcoming Congregation status every year.
🥳 Congrats to West Valley UU, Surprise UU, Granite Peak, and Sedona UU for renewing your Welcoming Congregation status in 2020! 🥳
One of the required practices is to recognize six LGBTQ+ days of observance each year, by featuring a prayer, Story for All Ages, Chalice Lighting/Extinguishing, song, art form, etc. that honors the occasion.
Join us in marking the first two Days of Observance in 2021.
See UU prayers and poems for this Day of Observance here: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://bit.ly/35PvIc9&source=gmail&ust=1612235730947000&usg=AFQjCNH7IPL49Mqwxcue1INvjSWLDFZi3g">https://bit.ly/35PvIc9 Alternate download formats for this graphic: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oVPwa3owm0bkLKTu5GCFrQhoLmTXZ0Q-/view?usp%3Dsharing&source=gmail&ust=1612235730947000&usg=AFQjCNFCHo8ZEcO0poJk3Qo9nEEUjw_Cig">Small (800 x 1036 px) https://www.google.com/url?q=https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri%3Durn:aaid:scds:US:4ccbc3cc-f326-4b3e-909e-13eaae7a7f8d&source=gmail&ust=1612235730947000&usg=AFQjCNEzizmPKOjIJ_J3j6vH8pgNBV8ofw">PDF https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.canva.com/design/DAETElXBmVA/QGy-BnILDHIM79-i-q9UVg/view?utm_content%3DDAETElXBmVA%26utm_campaign%3Ddesignshare%26utm_medium%3Dlink%26utm_source%3Dsharebutton%26mode%3Dpreview&source=gmail&ust=1612235730947000&usg=AFQjCNFIdbCfaUTcULDmbGG8WmqFuaAOoQ">Canva Template
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UUJAZ is also supporting congregations on renewing their Welcoming Congregation status via our purchase of courses that will satisfy the Welcoming Religious Education practice.
Trans Inclusion in Congregations from Transforming Hearts Collective UUJAZ is thrilled to provide access to this online courseon radical welcoming for all AZ UUs, thanks to a generous grant from the UU Funding panel. This course on transformational culture shift counts towards your annual Welcoming Congregation renewal. Contact us for your free login code (usually $125 per person) to explore this course at your own pace, or create a group at your congregation to take it together!
Tucson UU - Starts Feb 12th -Learn more here Sedona UU - Starts Feb 19th - Contact: Carolyn Kavanagh Granite Peak - Scheduling soon - Contact: Lena Hubin Valley UU - Scheduling soon -Sign up here Surprise UU - Scheduling soon - Contact: Juliet Gustavson Mt. Vista - Scheduling May or June - Sign up here
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