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Staff Sharing is Underway!

The Ballou Channing, Clara Barton and Massachusetts Bay Districts of UU Congregations share all staff, and every staff person serves all three districts. As part of this collaboration, we started a new website for all three districts. Though portions of the site are still under construction, we hope you find what you are looking for. If not, or if you discover problems with the site, please send us an mgroot [at] uua [dot] org (email).

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FAITHIFY, a crowdfunding site where passionate people follow, share, and fund Unitarian Universalist ministries, launched at General Assembly 2014.

The Mass Bay District has gifted this first-of-its-kind platform to our Unitarian Universalist movement as a way to inspire imagination about ministries.Visit FAITHIFY to find projects that share your values.

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Ordinations and Installations

Sunday, September 21 at 4:00pm, Sarah J. Napoline will be ordained to the Unitarian Universalist Ministry at First Parish in Brookline, MA. Clergy are invited to convene at 3:30pm to robe and process. 

Sunday, October 26 at 5:00pm, the Rev. Dr. Stephanie May will be installed at First Parish in Wayland, MA.

Sunday, November 16 at 3:00 pm, the Rev. Anne Bancroft will be installed at Theodore Parker Church, Unitarian Universalist in West Roxbury, MA.

Celebration of Life Services

A Celebration of Life for the Rev. Dorothy S. Boroush will be held on Saturday, September 13, 11:00am at the First Parish UU Church, 50 School Street, Bridgewater, MA. Clergy are invited to robe at 10:30am and process.

A Celebration of Life for the Rev. Cornelius J. Bakker will be held on Sunday, September 14, 3:00pm at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, RI, 1 Benevolent St, Providence, RI.

A Celebration of Life for the Rev. Dr. Janet H. Bowering will be held on September 20, 1:00pm at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill, 15 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill, MA.

A Celebration of Life for the Rev. Eugene B. Navias will be held on Sunday, October 5, 1:00pm at Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

A Celebration of Life for the Rev. Alexander L. Craig will be held in October 2014 in Seminole, FL; a second Celebration of Life will be held in New Hampshire during the summer of 2015.  

In honor of the service of UUA Moderator Gini Courter, who retired from that position at General Assembly, a fund has been created to support innovative ministry. The fund, named Faithful Risk, is available on the website of the Clara Barton/Massachusetts Bay District.

Courter got the idea for the fund from work being done by Peter Bowden and the Rev. Naomi King, who are active in bringing UUs together through social media and in promoting Unitarian Universalism through electronic means. Bowden, a ministry and media consultant, explained that the fund will allow “innovative ministries to connect with innovative UUs.” The first $10,000 will be used to create a website. Additional funds will be made available to applicants who apply.

Bowden emphasized this fund does not replace the Chalice Lighter fund that many districts have to support ministry projects. “This is crowd-fund sourcing to promote innovative projects that might otherwise have difficulty in finding support,” he said. Added the Rev. Sue Phillips, the district executive for the Clara Barton/Massachusetts Bay District. “This is the future of Unitarian Universalism. This is synergy at work. We are about to launch the only denominationally funded crowd-funding platform, that we know of, in the world.”

The website will be available for anyone to browse, to follow projects under development, and for supporting them.

- See more at: http://blogs.uuworld.org/ga/2013/06/23/ministry-fund-created-in-courters-honor/#sthash.b4wFv8x8.dpuf

In honor of the service of UUA Moderator Gini Courter, who retired from that position at General Assembly, a fund has been created to support innovative ministry. The fund, named Faithful Risk, is available on the website of the Clara Barton/Massachusetts Bay District.

Courter got the idea for the fund from work being done by Peter Bowden and the Rev. Naomi King, who are active in bringing UUs together through social media and in promoting Unitarian Universalism through electronic means. Bowden, a ministry and media consultant, explained that the fund will allow “innovative ministries to connect with innovative UUs.” The first $10,000 will be used to create a website. Additional funds will be made available to applicants who apply.

Bowden emphasized this fund does not replace the Chalice Lighter fund that many districts have to support ministry projects. “This is crowd-fund sourcing to promote innovative projects that might otherwise have difficulty in finding support,” he said. Added the Rev. Sue Phillips, the district executive for the Clara Barton/Massachusetts Bay District. “This is the future of Unitarian Universalism. This is synergy at work. We are about to launch the only denominationally funded crowd-funding platform, that we know of, in the world.”

The website will be available for anyone to browse, to follow projects under development, and for supporting them.

- See more at: http://blogs.uuworld.org/ga/2013/06/23/ministry-fund-created-in-courters-honor/#sthash.b4wFv8x8.dpuf