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In This Issue
CBD Annual Meeting
GA Videos
3 Great Ideas
UU Podcasts
Chrysalis Training
Youth - Interfaith Leadership
Youth of Color Conference
Universalist Fall Tour
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CBD Newsletter                      March 2010
Please forward this to others in your congregation. Subscribing will keep you up to date about district news.
CBD Annual Meeting, April 10, 2010
The Board of Trustees invites members and congregational delegates to the Annual Meeting of the Clara Barton District of UU Congregations on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist of Northborough, MA., http://www.firstparishnorthboro.org/. You will have an opportunity to share in exciting developments and happenings in the District, to engage in conversation with the Board and the keynote presenters, the Rev. Harlan Limpert and Jackie Shanti, about our future, and to connect with people from other member congregations. 
 
Delegate information has been mailed to all congregations. 
All attendees, whether members or delegates, are asked to RSVP to the District Office on or before April 2, 2010,(clarabartondist@verizon.net or 978-392-6700). There is no registration form or fee for the Annual Meeting this year.
 
Schedule of the Day

8:30-9:30am        Ingathering, last minute delegate certification,
                         coffee, light breakfast
9:30-10:00am      Worship with Rev. Judith Wright, First Parish, 
                         Northborough
10:00-11:00am     Keynote
                         Rev. Harlan Limpert, UUA Vice President of Ministries
                         and Congregational Support and Jackie Shanti,
                         UUA Board Trustee representing CBD.
11-11:15am         Break
11:15-12:30pm     Annual Business Meeting 
 
Congregations Invited to Show Off
at General Assembly
Have a short video you've posted on your congregation's website or YouTube? Have a short DVD that is sent out to visitors or used to educate/inspire members about UUism, anti-racism and anti-oppression or social justice, religious education, lay leadership development or stewardship? The GA Video Project Team invites congregations to submit their videos to be considered to be played during Plenary sessions at GA 2010. Videos should be under two minutes, not violate copyright law in regard to music and images, be of high visual and audio quality. Submissions must include appropriate release forms for featured people and locations, and transcripts for captioning. The GA Video Team is available to help. Contact Tandi Koerger at Tkoerger@uua.org. Submit videos to https://www.formdesk.com/uuforms/GAVideos no later than May 14, 2010.  
Three Great Ideas for Congregations
Great Idea #1: Congregations can purchase discounted subscriptions to UU World for $8.00 per year (for four quarterly issues.) That's $6 off the published price of $14.00. Some congregations have purchased multiple subscriptions in order to provide "sample" copies to prospective members to illustrate one of the many benefits of voting membership.
 
To order a congregational subscription, contact Nick Rafeal at
circulation@UUA.org or call 617-948-4654.
  
Great Idea #2: Get email updates from uuworld.org! Let uuworld.org come to you! Go to
http://uuworld.org/subscriptions/emailnewsletter.shtml and enter your email address to receive a weekly newsletter letting you know what's new at uuworld.org. The newsletter provides convenient links to the newest content at the online version of UU World.
 
Great Idea #3: Get uuworld.org headlines delivered the way you like them. Learn about RSS feeds at uuworld.org. RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". It is a way to easily distribute a list of headlines, update notices, and sometimes content to a wide number of people. It is used by computer programs that organize those headlines and notices for easy reading. To find out more, go to 
http://uuworld.org/about/rssfeedsfromuuworld.shtml.  
Unitarian Universalist Podcasts 

As you travel to work or on your way to some wonderful summer vacation, wouldn't you like to take along some UU friends?

 

Unitarian Universalist podcasts of sermons, meditations, RE materials and more, are available from the Church of the Larger Fellowship anytime and any place for your ipod, MP3 player, or computer. Hear the voices of UU contributors to the CLF's worship publication via iTunes subscription, or listen la carte.


The Church of the Larger Fellowship is the UU congregation through mail and the Web. Our monthly worship publication, "Quest" (also available in print and on-line), gathers contributions from renowned UU ministers.
 

You can subscribe to our free podcasts at www.clfuu.org/podcasts, or listen to segments la carte at www.clfuu.org/quest. The CLF Quest podcast has nearly 1,000 subscribers worldwide: join our community of listeners today! Visit the Church of the Larger Fellowship at www.clfuu.org.

 

Chrysalis Training of Trainers 

Chrysalis Training of Trainers, July 10 - 14, 2010, Location TBD (Expenses paid for selected applicants)

For high school youth and adult advisors: Participants will learn to lead Spirituality Development and Leadership Development conferences and be added to the pool of available trainers. We will be revising the content of the training to reflect feedback from District Staff, Chrysalis Trainers, and past training participants as well as the findings of the Youth Ministry Working Group and Mosaic Project Report.
 
 
View flyer:
Summer Camp on Interfaith Leadership
for Youth and Adults 
Summer Camp on Interfaith Leadership for Youth and Adults, August 1 - 6, 2010,The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, Highlands, NC (Most to all expenses paid for selected participants)
Part of our partnership with the Interfaith Youth Core, this event will empower congregational teams of high school youth and adult advisors. Participants will explore religious pluralism, UU theology and history as related to interfaith work, share stories, and return to their congregation prepared to lead local interfaith service events.  
 
Apply at:
www.uua.org/interfaithyouth 
 
View flyer:
Youth & Young Adults of Color Conference 
Youth and Young Adults of Color Leadership Development Conference, August 13 - 17, 2010, Boston, MA ($200 registration includes travel, room, and board)
A leadership development conference for youth and young adults of color 15 - 30 years old.This event will equip participants to be leaders in their local UU congregation or district, better understand racial/ethnic identity development, and foster inter-cultural collaboration.
 

View flyer:
http://www.uua.org/documents/yaya/100801_interfaith_leader_train.pdf   
Fall 2010 New England Universalist Tour  

The Fall 2010 New England Universalist Tour sponsored by the Universalist Heritage Foundation will be held October 11-17. We hope you will join us as we explore many Universalist places so important to our heritage - and much more! - all during the height of New England's beautiful fall foliage season.

Click here to find more information about our site visits and the registration form. All reservations must be received by September 10, 2010.
UUSC Get Together: The Big Squeeze 

In the face of a turbulent economy, UUSC is hosting a national conference call on March 28 with New York Times correspondent Steven Greenhouse to discuss his book The Big Squeeze, a perfect opportunity to gather and discuss critical issues affecting today's workers. Click Join a Get Together - or plan your own! to find out more.