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Monday, May 8th, 2006
11:33 pm
WUUKY V is coming!
Hey all you potential Jedis! Are you interested in going to WUUKY V this summer? Here is your chance to register. If you aren’t sure what WUUKY is, read on brave Padawan!

WUUKY, or Western Unitarian Universalist Karmic Youth, is a weeklong camp for youth ages 12-22 from the PCD, PiSsWaD, PiNWaD, and Mountain Desert District. It will be an amazing week of workshops, worship, and community building in an incredible natural setting.

This year it will take place July 3-8, 2006 at the Mendocino Woodlands State Park. http://www.mendocinowoodlands.org

To ensure that WUUKY can take place this year, register early! WUUKY will be $250 for youth who register before May 20.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me, or the deans at deans@wuuky.org.

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Current Mood: excited for wuuky!
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
11:53 pm
call the governator!
CA is so close to the passage of a same-sex marriage bill. All we need now is the Governor's signature. Though he's threatened to veto it, he HASN'T yet. We need to tell him that the people of CA are for legalizing same-sex marriage. So please call him! It only takes a few seconds.

Call his office at (916) 445-2841 and follow these simple steps. You don't even have to talk to anyone!

1. Press "2" to comment on legislation

2. Press "1" to comment on AB 849 (AB 849 is the gender neutral bill that will allow same-sex couples to marry)

3. Press "1" to support it

That's all there is to it!

Please forward to friends and family who might lend their support.
Saturday, September 10th, 2005
12:31 pm
pictures oh my!
Labor Day con photos can be found HERE

Current Mood: chipper
Friday, July 15th, 2005
9:03 pm
Upcoming bylaw amendments
Hey everybody here, it's buudha. And I don't like the proposed bylaw amendments. I think they're stupid and a waste of yruu time and resources. Not so much but they aren't as necessary as one might think. What are your thoughts? I don't know anyone who is really for the bylaws. Are there anyone?

Cause I fucking hate them and I want to talk you into hating them too. Not really. Or really?
Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
11:01 am
Hi everybody,
WUUKY starts less than a week from now, but there are still spots!
If you are interested in a week long YRUU con think you can make it, head over to http://www.wuuky.org for more info. You need to register nownownow if you haven't yet!
Who: UU youth (12-22) and adult advisors (25+) from mostly PNWD, PCD, PSWD, and MDD
When: July 4-9
Where: Mendocino Woodlands in beautiful CA!

WUUKY 2005 -- It's happeneing!!!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005
11:05 am

My dearest YRUU'ers,

I am back once again to get you thinking about how you can help your community, state and nation by being more involved with UU activities!

I am currently on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of CA (UULM-CA). I have decided to devote the majority of my time on the board to working with youth and encouraging them to become involved.

Currently, the UULM-CA is working on three different issues, as voted upon by UU's in CA. They are Marriage Equality, Health Care and Water Rights. While all issues are extremely important, Marriage Equality is in the most need of help right now.

AB 19-the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act will be going to the State Assembly floor on May 31st. In order for this bill to pass it is imperative that we make sure the assembly members hear our voice of support.

The following Assembly members need encouragement to vote on the side of love, justice, non-discrimination, and religious freedom.
If one of these six people is your assembly person, then contact them and tell them how you feel about marriage equality!

Ed Chavez (District 57-La Puente, West Covina, Azusa, Baldwin Park) Capital Office:(916)319-2057
District Office:(626)961-8492
Tom Umberg (District 69- Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana) Capital Office:(916)319-2069 District Office:(714)939-8469
Juan Vargas (District 79- Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, Coronado, San Diego) District Office:(619) 409-7979
Gloria Negrete McLeod (District 61- Ontario, Montclair, Pomona, Chino) Capital Office:(916)319-2061
District Office:(909) 621-2783
Joe Baca (District 62 Fontana, Rialto, Colton) Capital Office:(916)319-2062 District Office:(909) 388-1413
Joe Canciamilla (District 11-Concord, Antioch, Martinez, El Sobrante) Capital Office:(916)319-2011
District Office:(925)372-7990

Contact them ASAP by phone or email and ask them to support AB 19 (www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset7text.htm for more contact info).

Here is a sample statement: "I am a member of the (your congregation's name), and I support full civil marriage equality for same gender couples. We are counting on you to support AB 19, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act."

This is a simple act and will only take minutes of your time. The numbers are listed by each name, please, act on this and make a difference in our community. We are in need of change.

Get together at the con this weekend and make calls all weekend long or get together NOW, TODAY and call. Spread the word to your friends and family that Marriage Equality is an important issue that we all have the ability to make a difference with.

Thank you for your support!
Grace Garner
past YRUU board member
current UULM-CA board member and friend
Sunday, April 17th, 2005
5:39 pm
Hey so for those of you who can't go to your own camp this summer(or maybe your crazy and have time for both), you should go to WUUKY!!!

What? WHat's wuuky? Well PCD has made a whole site all about it.

------> http://www.wuuky.org/ <--------

So if you feel like spending time w/kids from four different districts this summer you should come and enjoy. July 4-9 2005, Ages 12-22. Check site for more details. Please tell other PSWD youth about this event too.

Thanks! Sierra.

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
8:47 am
WUUKY IV, it's going to happen.
Check this page out for WUUKY info.



Current Mood: okay
Tuesday, January 11th, 2005
6:27 pm
hello piswad distict
hey everyone on this community!

i am part of this district but you guys dont know me...yet.

I am from Phoenix, Arizona at the Valley Church. none of the people here go to district cons

I had just moved to this district actually over the summer. I lived in Upstate New York in the St. Laurence district. I loved goig to Cons and i miss them. i cannot wait to go to one here.

maybe a few of you may know of Greta. she lived in Costa Mesa for a little bit and (i think) went to church there. i know she went to con-con. shes an old friend of mine, just wondering of anyone knows her.

i hope that through this journal i can understand whats going on in this district to also get my fellow people in my YG to get involved in the district.

have a good day!

Friday, January 7th, 2005
3:16 pm
This one goes out to Katie Platner and Kevin Land as well as all you kids out there interested in going to Summer Camp at DeBenn. Christine and I (We the spirits at last summer camp) just finished our training as Sexual Violence advocates/counselors at Earlham College. We want to turn our curriculuum into one for youth particularly high school students. We would loooove to take it to DeBenn for summer camp. We could make it a week long workshop or just a couple of days. Please, let me know what you think of this. If you would like me to come up and give it to ya'll or if you have any questions.

Some feedback would be apprieciated asap.

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, January 2nd, 2005
1:53 pm
Con info?

I heard about UU cons from a few of our churchmates earlier today and I thought it might be really cool for my kid sister to attend (she's 14, I'm 27.) Can anyone give me information on any upcoming cons in the SoCal area?

Post here or email me at stochasticgirl at livejournal.com

Wednesday, December 1st, 2004
2:22 pm
YRUU kids... i need help....
I have a friend i met who i want to put in contact with some UU's in boston,
she lives near newton,

does anyone know anyone there or can put me in touch?
Tuesday, November 30th, 2004
3:12 pm
random stories and such
I'm trying to get my writing out there to see what people think.

check it out if you have the time
Monday, October 4th, 2004
11:04 am
Hey, its Eli,

does anyone have any information about Young Adult Cons and the such?

Its boring being so old and not able to go to cons adn camps =(
Im not meeting anymore cool people beacuse people in Santa Barbara are boreing lol

if anyone has some info... please let me know =)
Monday, August 23rd, 2004
1:42 pm
PCD community
Hey guys, I've started a PCD YRUU community, check it out pcdyruu

Wednesday, August 11th, 2004
5:41 pm
Call to Action: CA Supreme Court Decision Tomorrow!
The following is a list of the activities planned for tomorrow, to occur after the CA Supreme Court decision about the SF marriages. Please come and show your support for same-sex couples and their families. We want to show that Unitarians Universalists are people of faith who welcome all people and have a strong sense of justice and equality. It is also extremely important that youth and young adults have a strong presence at these events.

Thank you,
Christina Shu
UULM Summer Intern
(916) 206-9176

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Monday, August 9th, 2004
7:36 pm
On February 12, 2004, the mayor of San Francisco began to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in an unprecedented step towards justice and equality for all. The California Supreme Court is currently in the process of deciding on the legality of the marriage licenses issued at that time, and the legal marital status of the over 4,000 couples who were married. This case will be decided any day now, and definitely will be decided by Aug. 23.

As Unitarian Universalists who affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all people, we would like to show our support for the couples married in San Francisco, many of whom belong to our own UU congregations. We are joining with Marriage Equality & Equality California in our efforts to show unified support at events all around the state on the evening of the Supreme Court’s decision. It is extremely important that we show a RELIGIOUS presence as people of faith who believe in the legal recognition of love between same-sex couples. As youth, it is even more important that we show up as evidence that same-sex couples and their families do NOT have a negative effect on children, but are welcomed and treasured within our congregations.

Rallies, candle light vigils, and other events all around California are being organized, and we encourage you to participate as Unitarian Universalists. Please contact supportive members of your congregation, friends, family and co-workers - married and unmarried couples, GLBT folks, and straight allies, to put them on notice to come to the event in your area the evening of the decision (see below for a list of events). Now is the time to make some signs to put in your car so you are ready to go. “Another Unitarian Universalist for Civil Marriage” “Thank you San Francisco” “We are standing on the side of Love” “Love will Prevail” “Unitarian Universalists Support the Freedom to Marry” “Another Straight Couple for Marriage Equality” – you get the idea. Bring your congregation’s banner if possible so that Unitarian Universalists are visible all over the state.

In addition, at noon the day following the court decision, some couples plan to visit their county clerk’s office to explain their position and to ask for marriage licenses. To find the latest details on those actions, please check www.marriageequalityca.org the night of the decision.

If the California Supreme Court invalidates the licenses issued in San Francisco, let us remember that the road to justice is not always smooth – there are advances and setbacks along the way in the struggle for civil rights. The most important CA Supreme Court decision, over the larger question of whether discrimination against same sex couples in marriage licenses is unconstitutional, is still to come. In addition, in the coming year we have the opportunity to try to get the Non-Discrimination in Marriage License Act through the legislature.

However, if this first and more narrowly drawn court decision is not on our side, many couples will be hurting. No one likes to be told by the state that they are no longer legally married. It will be especially important to have a religious presence at these events, witnessing in a peacefully powerful manner, to show that there are religious communities who are standing with them on the side of love.

And, of course, if the ruling is in our favor, we hope to see lots of supportive UUs at the rallies bringing a religious presence to the celebration!

If you are intersted in attending the events sponsored by Equality California in your area, just comment or e-mail me and I'll send you that info. If you live in the San Diego region, maybe I'll see you there!

Thank you for your support,

Christina Shu
UULM Summer Intern and Regional Organizer for San Diego
Monday, August 2nd, 2004
1:30 pm
Whoreing da bears
Are you a UU? Do youu like meeting other UU's in your area? Do you like stripping? Do you have the desire to get away from your family for a whole week two times a year? Well here is your chance! join debenneville and see what UU camp is ALL about!


Current Mood: crazy
Sunday, June 20th, 2004
11:36 am
all publicity is good publicity

just so you know.....

yay! love us!

Friday, May 21st, 2004
11:42 pm
Have you guys seen this?
Texas official says Unitarian church not a tax-exempt religion

AUSTIN, Texas - (KRT) - Unitarian Universalists have for decades presided over births, marriages and memorials. The church operates in every state, with more than 5,000 members in Texas alone.

But according to the office of Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, a Texas Unitarian church isn't really a religious organization - at least for tax purposes. Its reasoning: The organization "does not have one system of belief."

Never before - not in this state nor any other - has a government agency denied Unitarians tax-exempt status because of the group's religious philosophy, church officials say. Strayhorn's ruling clearly infringes upon religious liberties, said Dan Althoff, board president for the Denison, Texas, congregation that was rejected for tax exemption by the comptroller's office.

The rest is here.

Welcome to the first step toward a theocracy. Really fucking scary.

Current Mood: cranky
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