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Chalice Lighter Call Schedule 2015/16
Fall: No grant proposals were submitted for consideration. There was no fall call.
Winter: Olympic UU Fellowship, Port Angeles, WA
Contributions accepted through March 7
Spring: To be determined.
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|Where do we come from? What are we?
Where are we going?
Four years ago when we celebrated PNWD’s fiftieth anniversary, we marked that occasion with recollections from past and current district leaders. In 2012, as in 1962, the theme was one of optimism, enthusiasm, and confidence. Longtime District Executive, the late Rod Stewart, observed in 1987 that he experienced the district “as a living organism with a life of its own. In addition to effectively utilizing its resources, I believe this creature has done remarkably well in adapting to its environment.”
What is the nature of our environment today? Since our Golden Anniversary, regional collaboration has begun in earnest across the four western districts. The initial one-year agreement signed last spring by the PNWD board and the three other western districts provides for UUA regional staff to deliver services to congregations throughout the Pacific Western Region (PWR) and for districts to pay a portion of the personnel costs of these newly named UUA Congregational Life staff members. Last fall the boards delegated supervision of their district administrators to the PWR Lead, and staff in the four district offices began working as a PWR administrative team.
Please join us on Saturday, March 5 as we gather as a district to – in the words of our familiar hymn – remind ourselves of where we come from, reaffirm what we are, and clarify where we’re going.
The one-day District Assembly will be held at University Unitarian Church in Seattle. Our keynote speaker, the Rev. Jon Luopa (right), has been a UU minister for 35 years and has served as the Senior Minister at University Unitarian Church for the past 16 years. He is a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School and adjunct faculty at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry. Rev. Luopa will share his deep understanding of our Unitarian Universalist roots in a way that galvanizes us to action in our own congregations and across our region. He will explore the theme of covenant and some of its renewing implications for the way we live our Unitarian Universalist values as members in congregations and across our larger association.
Workshops presented by district board members and regional staff will equip you with tools to take back to your own congregation. And there will be plenty of time for meeting new friends and reconnecting with others during ample breaks and affinity group gatherings over lunch. We will also conduct the business of our district during our Annual Meeting. A closing gathering will help participants articulate ways to bring the day’s messages to life back at home.
We look forward to seeing you in Seattle on March 5. Come be a part of this important conversation about where our Pacific Northwest District is heading and how we can thrive in this changing environment.
The Pacific Western Region (PWR) and Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) staff are pleased to announce a “new” resource for UUs in the west – the consolidated, improved and UUA-nested PWR website! The UUA is working to fully enfold all the regional websites, and now you’ll find the PWR pages at UUA.org/Pacific-Western.
Boards of the four Districts in the Pacific Western Region have delegated all program planning and implementation as well as oversight of all administration to the UUA through your regional staff. To recognize efficiencies and centralize information, all web content related to programs will migrate from the PNWD and other district websites to the unified PWR site over the next several weeks. Event calendars from all four districts have already been consolidated on the PWR website. District websites will continue to offer governance-related content.
We encourage you to subscribe now to the PWR News, which will be replacing the PNWD and other district newsblogs and newsletters on a varied schedule over the next year or so. When a new item is posted, subscribers will receive an email alerting them to the story. It’s a great way to find out what’s going on near you and around the region, without having to wait for a scheduled newsletter. Find the subscription box at the PWR News page!
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