Events Around the Cluster - Action: Justice: Witness:
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NTX UUnity Rally 2017
March 17th -19th, 2017
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March 17th - 19th, 2017
Check-in starts at 9pm Friday, Opening Circle midnight, Rally ends 8:30am on Sunday.
Community Unitarian Universalist Church of Plano, Plano, TX
Fun, fellowship, friendship, social action, guest speaker, workshops, and did we say FUN!?!?!!!
How to register?
Click the button for Step-by-Step instructions and the online registration system to create the forms you'll need to print out, sign and send in to complete the process.
So - if you've been to a youth rally before, you know the score. Get your registration in early. There are only 100 spots open and when they're gone, they're gone. You know you want to be there, so why wait to register?
If you've never been to a youth rally (or if your parents are reading this to see what it's all about),
here's what it's all about.
What is it?
A youth rally is an awesome gathering hosted at a church somewhere in the Southwest Conference, where about 100 UU youth will gather to talk and laugh, experience youth-led worship, choose from way awesome workshops, play games that only get played at rallies, work together on cool social action projects, and build friendships that stand the test of time and distance.
What do you do?
It starts on Friday night with check-in and games. There are times when you're in a large group - like opening circle at midnight Friday - and times when you're in small groups (called family groups or touch groups, this is where you get to know half a dozen people at a time). On Saturday you'll choose from 6-8 youth-led workshops, pick a social action project (one of this year's projects is painting a mural!), hear about a social justice issue, have some free time, have a dance and a coffeehouse and a youth worship service. And Sunday morning by 8:30 you'll leave wanting to do it again ... and again ... and again. Youth rallies are often called "one of the best things about being a UU youth!"
Who's in charge?
The event is planned and led by experienced youth leaders with adult guidance. Every youth must come with a youth advisor, usually an adult from his/her church. We follow the Big Four rules at rallies: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, no illegal drugs or alcohol, no sexual activity, and no weapons or violence in words or actions.
(North Area Texas UU Religious Educators)
is proud to present:
Middle School rUmpUs
Come join other 12-14 year old UUs from around the North Texas area for RUmpUs,
a day of fun, team-building and the famous ropes course at Group Dynamix at its new facility in Carrollton.
A special event for
in the DFW area
September 24th, 2016
1100 Venture Ct #120, Carrollton, TX 75006
All reservations are non-refundable.
You are responsible for providing transportation
for your child to/from Group Dynamix.
Deadline Extended through Wednesday, Sept. 21st
But Hurry! We have only a handful of spaces available!
This event is sponsored by the North Texas Area Unitarian Universalist Religious Educators (NATUURES) with generous support from the North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations (NTUUC)
Download the flyer to post and promote the rUmpUs!
Why is it important for my child to attend?
Middle school is a crucial age in faith development – that’s why we offer OWL and Coming of Age programs in 7th, 8th and/or 9th grades. It’s also a time when many teens pull away from church involvement as they test their independence from their parents. We believe that a critical step towards growing lifelong UUs is capturing their interest and attention in middle school. We want them to know they’re not alone – that along with all the support and opportunities our churches have to offer them, they have a rich and positive peer community just waiting to be built!
Our teens have had a wonderful time and made connections with other DFW UUs.
We hope your child will join in the fun this year!
What is SotSoL?
SotSoL is our cluster's annual leadership development conference, with speakers to inspire and show us new trends and directions, and training on specific skills useful in keeping our congregations moving in positive directions.
In the summer of 2010, NTAUUS offered a training workshop for our congregations’ boards of trustees. When fifty people attended out of the seventy-some invited, it was clear there was a need for such programming. We expanded the offering into a one-day conference for developing leaders and presented the "Standing on the Side of Leadership" Workshop in June 2011.