Submissions will be accepted 3/15/2014-4/15/2014!
Have you preached or heard a good sermon on the topic of stewardship and the funding of Unitarian Universalism lately?
If so, why not submit it for this year’s Stewardship Sermon Award Selection Committee consideration.
Established in 1984, the Stewardship Sermon Award is granted annually in recognition of a sermon that best explores and promotes the financial support of our Unitarian Universalist faith. The $1,000 award is jointly sponsored by the Annual Program Fund (APF), the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA) and the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA). The selection is made by a representative committee using a blind process with standardized criteria.
The sermon must have been delivered before a Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation between March 1, 2013 and April 15, 2014 . The sermon should explore and promote financial support of Unitarian Universalism and should directly address money as it relates to affirming our Unitarian Universalist faith, vision and future.All Unitarian Universalist professional religious leaders, as well as those studying for professional leadership (in at least their second year), are eligible to be considered for this award.Sermons are judged through a blind process by a panel of UU professional, religious and lay leaders.The recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award and will see the sermon on the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the UUMA and the LREDA websites.
Entries must be submitted as a MS Word Document to apf @ uua.org no later than Tuesday April 15, 2014, in order to be considered.
Sermons must be submitted as a Word Document in the following format:
By submitting your sermon for consideration, you are (a) agreeing to grant to the UUA, the UUMA and the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA), a non-exclusive, three year, royalty-free license, to publish your sermon in any and all publications and websites of the UUA, UUMA and LREDA, and their affiliate organizations; (b) representing and warranting to UUA, UUMA and the LREDA that your submission is an original work of yours and to the best of your knowledge, does not copy or otherwise infringe anyone else's work. The license referred to above includes the right to edit your work for space saving considerations. Attribution will be made each time your work is published. As the copyright owner, you have the right to use the sermon as you see fit at any time.
For more information contact apf @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
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