November 2012 Congregational Bulletin: UUA Health Plan and Dental Plan Open Enrollment Announcements; New and Notable Books from Beacon Press; Latest Edition of the Welcoming Congregational Bulletin
On behalf of the staff here at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), I hope this message finds you well. Please allow me to highlight a couple of items for you in the paragraphs below. You can find more information on each, plus other announcements and resources, linked in the bulletin materials list that follows. Please share them with your congregation.
- New and notable book announcements from Beacon Press.
- The Office of Church Staff Finance reminds us about open enrollment for UUA Health Plan and Dental. Deadline is Friday, November, 30th.
- Multicultural Growth and Witness announces The Welcoming Congregation Bulletin, a new publication from LGBTQ Ministries! See the November issue below!
We hope that you enjoy all of the materials offered here and in the list below.
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From Beacon Press:
New November titles (PDF) from Beacon Press.
From the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF):
The Church of the Larger Fellowship, a unique Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation without walls, offers a 20% discount (PDF) on all pewter and enamel pendants and lapel pins. Click on the flyer to access the discount code. Great UU gifts at the CLF Shop for all ages and all occasions!
From the Office of Church Staff Finance (OCSF):
November is the Open Enrollment period for the UUA Health Plan (PDF) and the Dental Plan (PDF); enrollment deadline for each plan is Friday, November 30, 2012 for an effective date of January 1, 2013.
—For human resources, finance, personnel committee members, professional and administrative staff, board members and presidents, ministers, treasurers and bookkeepers
UUA Health Plan 2013 Open Enrollment (PDF).
—For ministers, presidents, treasurers, board members and administrators
This is an invitation to all UU Common Endowment Fund investors and interested potential investors to join the quarterly conference call on November 27th (PDF).
From General Assembly and Conference Services:
The General Assembly Office is now taking reservations for GA Exhibit Hall and Ad space (PDF) in the GA program book for the 2013 General Assembly. The deadline for reservations is January 15th, register via the General Assembly Office.
From the Internaional Office:
An International News (PDF) update from the UUA.
From IT Services:
Outreach over the Web—The UUA is pleased to make available a simple and affordable service that brings the power of web conferencing to congregations (PDF). Web conferencing allows congregations to make their committee and working group meetings, religious education classes, training and workshops, and even worship services available live and online. So folks who can’t attend in person can still participate.
From Ministries and Faith Development:
Following the initiative of the UUA President's Council, the Resource Development Office seeks an author or co-authors for The Wi$dom Path, a groundbreaking curriculum for UU adults about money and our religious values. Read the Call for Authors (PDF) and apply by November 10.
—For ministers, religious educators and lay leaders
From Multicultural Growth and Witness:
This month’s Welcoming Congregation Bulletin (PDF) features the Call4Equality tool, Transgender Day of Remembrance, UU congregations rallying for freedom to marry, and a groundbreaking poll that challenges LGBT stereotypes.
The November Newsletter (PDF) is now available from Multicultural Growth and Witness!
For your reading pleasure: the twenty-seventh issue of Catalyst (PDF), the newsletter of Multicultural Growth & Witness Regarding Racial and Ethnic Concerns.
From Stewardship and Development:
Annual Program Fund Pledges (PDF)—Thanks for your support!
—For ministers, board presidents, finance and stewardship committees
From the UUA Bookstore:
A Flyer from the UUA Bookstore regarding Book Fairs (PDF).
—For congregational leaders
From UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ):
Learn about Immigration Justice first hand with UUCSJ partner Borderlinks. “BorderLinks provided us with an incredible opportunity to examine the complexities of the border through the lenses of justice and faith. Engaging in hands-on projects with fellow UUs was transformational.” Visit UUCSJ website for more information.
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