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Blue Ribbon Award for Congregations Supporting the UU United Nations Office

2012-2013 Blue Ribbon Congregations

  • First Unitarian Church of Victoria in British Columbia Canada
  • Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax in Nova Scotia Canada
  • Kingston Unitarian Fellowship of Kingston, Ontario Canada
  • Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga in ON Canada
  • First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto in ON Canada
  • First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa in ON Canada
  • Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Prescott, AZ
  • Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newbury Park, CA
  • First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of San Francisco, CA
  • The Unitarian Church in Westport of Westport, CT
  • Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church of Adelphi, MD
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, MD
  • All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Kansas City, MO
  • First Unitarian Church of St. Louis of St. Louis, MO
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester of Manchester, NH
  • Morristown Unitarian Fellowship of Morristown, NJ
  • Central Unitarian Church of Paramus, NJ
  • First Unitarian Society of Plainfield of Plainfield, NJ
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces of Las Cruces, NM
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo of Buffalo, NY
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington of Huntington, NY
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock of Manhasset, NY
  • Unitarian Church of All Souls of Manhattan, NY
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern of Rock Tavern, NY
  • Unitarian Church of Staten Island of Staten Island, NY
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook of Stony Brook, NY
  • All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Watertown, NY
  • Unitarian Universalist Community Church, Washington County of Hillsboro, OR
  • Unitarian Society of Germantown of Philadelphia, PA
  • First Unitarian Church of Dallas of Dallas, TX
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church of Charlottesville, VA
  • Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church of Bainbridge, WA
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse of La Crosse, WI

You have a great opportunity to strengthen support for the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) by helping your congregation achieve blue ribbon status. In order to do this, your congregation needs to:

  1. Have an Envoy, Youth Envoy, or Envoy Team.
    Envoys serve as the link between their congregation, the UU-UNO, and the United Nations. They promote UU-UNO education and advocacy in their congregations and bring local concerns to the international stage through the UU-UNO.
  2. Hold an annual UN Sunday service.
    In celebration of the founding of the United Nations on October 24th, 1945, the UU-UNO invites congregations to deepen their understanding of the United Nations by devoting one service in October to highlighting the work of the UU-UNO and reaffirming the connections between UU principles and vital issues dealt with at the UN.
  3. Have 15 members or 5% of your congregation donate individually.
    The annual contribution rate is $50 ($40 for ministers and seniors, $20 for youth).  Please create a document to keep track of the individual donors from your congregation and send to Envoy Coordinator with your UN Sunday report.
  4. Give the UU-UNO an annual budget line or collection plate.
    Talk to your minister and administrators to find out how to create an annual budget line. The collection plate criteria can accomplished at your UN Sunday service!

    In return, your congregation will be recognized for its steadfast dedication to international human rights and be presented with:
    • A blue ribbon at UUA General Assembly or the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) Annual Conference and Meeting (a great new name tag accessory).
    • Formal recognition on the UUA-UNO website.
    • A specialized plaque to be displayed at your congregation.

For more information on how to become a Blue Ribbon Congregation, contact our Envoy Coordinator:

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This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

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